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An American in Ramadan

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in

A few years ago, a friend of mine went to live in Tunisia. He enjoyed experiencing a culture different from his own and also enjoyed trying new food. Despite those elements, he said he will never forget what it felt like to be a Christian during Ramadan.

He told me that he would struggle to find a restaurant open for lunch during Ramadan. If he was fortunate enough to find one, he would receive dirty looks or disapproving remarks from Muslim who would pass by. He felt very alone and ostracized.

My friend only spent one season of Ramadan in a Muslim dominated country, but what about Christians who spend their lives in Muslim dominated societies? Each year they are subjected to even worse persecution than they normally are.

This serves as a reminder to me to always pray for my fellow Christians during Ramadan. Will you join us during the next 30 days of Ramadan in prayer for Christians who live in Muslim dominated societies?

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