May 23, 2017 Amy Reasoner

7 Days of Prayer for Muslims: Love for Muslims

We are spending this week praying for Muslims as they make preparations for and begin Ramadan, their month of fasting. Would you join us as we pray for God to bring hope to these people who are lost and dying without him?

Today, even as we pray for God to change the hearts of those who are far from him, we will also pray for God to change our hearts. In the West, we are often accustomed to thinking of Muslim nations, and Muslims themselves by extension, as the enemy. The fact that many recent terrorist attackers have been Islamic only serves to heighten that enmity.

But even we count Muslims among our enemies, that doesn’t change what Jesus has asked us to do:

“You have head that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:43-44).

Christ has called us to love everyone around us, including those who hate and want to harm us. So pray that God would fill your heart with love for Muslims in foreign nations, and even those in your country or city. Pray for a heart that weeps over the lost state of their souls, just as God does. Pray for a love that burdens you as you realize how hopeless they are without Christ.

Thanks for praying. We are so glad you’re a part of this community. We couldn’t do this without you.

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