Ideas and suggestions for individual and group prayer
The leadership has been challenged to persevere, to be diligent and to be alert in prayer like never before. We are convinced that God wants to do wonders in the Muslim World.
Let us see God move mightily in the Muslim World! Let us push off all laziness and lack of zeal and ask for God’s will to be done among Muslims. Let us honour our King!
Some days five minutes may be all that God will ask from some participants in this prayer effort. However participants will sometimes be guided to pray for much longer periods.
Over the coming weeks, you may pray and fast in a variety of ways. You can use this booklet to pray during your own prayer times, or join with others to pray together. We would encourage you to find creative ways to involve as many people as possible with you in this prayer focus. Jesus gave special promises of blessing for Christians who pray and agree as a group.
You could organise some weekly or twice weekly meetings over the 30 day period with your church, your youth group, leaders’ meetings, home Bible studies, cell groups, children’s groups — in fact, any occasion when your Christian friends and associates meet together. Take a social occasion and turn it into a prayer event as well. Have others join with you in a special meal using the prayer topic for that day. You could find out all you can about that particular culture — including food and dress, music, sports, etc. It is helpful if one person is chosen as the leader / facilitator of the group for that time of prayer. This person can give direction and cohesion to the group. Ask and expect the Holy Spirit to lead you in prayer (Rom 8:26).
It is helpful if the group focuses its prayers for one subject area at a time, rather than constantly changing focus. Each person should wait before moving on to a different topic, allowing each one to pray their prayers over the current subject area (1 Cor 14:40). Look for ways to make your times of prayer varied and interesting. God is creative, and has made us in His image, so we can expect creative ideas and prayers as we seek Him.
You can view more ideas of how to pray during Ramadan at our 30-days International site: www.30-days.net