Ramadan is Over. Now What?
Photo: Christians in Egypt during Ramadan 2012 holding a sign that says “I am a Christian and I love Muslims.” It has been two weeks since Ramadan ended. Many of you were faithful to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters during this time’ and they really needed our prayers! In Somalia, al Shabaab militants attacked a Turkish residence outside Mogadishu, and threatened to carry out more attacks during the month of Ramadan. In an undisclosed Central-Asian country, a woman was abandoned by her husband after she converted to Christianity during Ramadan. Throughout the Muslim world, Christians were ostracized, and in some cases, they faced more severe persecution. As we prayed through Ramadan, we not only prayed for Christians facing persecution, but also for their oppressors. We prayed that, while Muslims around the world were seeking God during this time, they would find His one true Son- Jesus. We prayed that they would accept Him as their Lord and Savior, and that they would come to a saving relationship with Him. Brother Andrew (the founder of Open Doors) once said: The work of Open Doors thrives on prayer. God is building His church; you and I must witness, be obedient to the Great Commission, supply the needs and ask what we can do for them. That’s the mission of Open Doors’ like a cry of distress, an S.O.S. from God: “Strengthen what remains and is at the point of death.” We may never know the full impact our prayers had during this season, but we do know we serve a God who hears those prayers. This is why it is so vital to continue praying for not only our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world, but for their oppressors’ that God would reveal Himself to them, through His Son Jesus. Romans 15:30 says, “I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.” Our prayers truly unite us with our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Thank you for your faithful prayers! Sign Up For The Weekly Prayer Alert