Open Doors USA Launches 30 Days of Prayer for Persecuted Christians During Ramadan
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Jul 11
From July 20 until August 18, Muslims around the world will be observing the Muslim month of Ramadan, a time when most Muslims refrain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset and practice humility and submissiveness to Allah. During the 30 days of Ramadan, Open Doors USA is launching a prayer campaign for persecuted Christians in Muslim-majority countries as well as praying that Muslims will find the real God. "During the season of Ramadan let us first lift up in prayer our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in Islamic-dominated nations; strengthening them, empowering them, comforting them and encouraging them," said Open Doors USA president/CEO Dr. Carl Moeller. "Also, pray for Muslims. There are millions of Muslims who have never experienced real peace and joy in knowing a loving God and having Jesus as their Savior." Ramadan can be a difficult time for marginalized Christians; persecution is often heightened because Christians do not fast or observe the Muslim traditions, and they can be targeted by their government, community and family. "During Ramadan we need to be more careful in carrying out our church activities, especially in conducting seminars, training and other programs," said one Christian in an Islamic country.