This Saturday marks an amazing opportunity for Christians around the world to pray for God to move mightily in the lives of two cultures.
1) Saturday at sundown represents the beginning of Ramadan – the Islamic Holy Month. During this time, Muslim people around the world will be fasting from sun-up to sundown in an effort to observe the 5 pillars of their faith, and to draw closer to their god. It is during this time that the Muslim world is especially sensitive to spiritual things. What a wonderful opportunity to pray for open mindedness and an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Isa Almasih in Arabic). I would encourage you to visit 30daysfire.net to learn more about this important event, and about how you can pray for the Muslim world.
2) This Saturday also marks the beginning of Rash Hashana – the Jewish New Year. It never ceases to amaze me how, just as Christians so easily miss the significance of our Jewish roots, so also do many Jews miss the coming of Messiah in Jesus Christ. What a perfect opporunity, as the new year begins, to pray for the softening of hearts and the opening of minds, that the truth of Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, would become obvious to those who have yet to believe.
Let us join together and pray for these and others around the world during this special time, that the grace of God would be evident in their lives.