Friday, May 17, 2019
An interesting phenomenon is happening: Muslims who came to Christ a few years ago now have children. Although this is by no means new or unprecedented, it is unique in the fact that there are larger numbers of these children than ever before. Though they are raised in Christian homes, they also live in Muslim societies and deal with Muslim cultures on a regular basis.
In the past, most Muslims who came to Christ were forced to flee for their lives or adopt “Christian” names and “disappear” into non-Muslim societies. Today, more and more of those who have come to the Lord choose to stay put in their original cultural setting, where God first met them in Christ. They establish families, and at great personal risk, continue to follow the Savior.
Majestic God, great in splendor and full of mercy, I bring to you the sons and daughters of Muslim converts. Answer their parents’ prayers to save them and bring them into your Kingdom. Grant them eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus the Lord. May none of them cause their parents pain and grief by living a life of rebellion against you. May those godly parents who put their lives on the line for the sake of Christ see their sons and daughters become children of the living God!
We pray also for those children who are already believers. Bless them, Lord. We know that many of them stand up for you in school, at work and in public places. Fill them all with your Holy Spirit and equip them to be ministers of your Word, wherever they are.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
The Lord will bless those who fear him, both high and low. May the Lord give you increase, both you and your children (Psalm 115:13-14, REB).