Friday, December 31, 2021
The Quran states that God made men superior to women and gave them authority over them.
There are at least 600 million female Muslims in the world. A strong force of humanity! While some are subdued, uneducated, house-bound and socially oppressed, others are highly educated and have broken outside the norms to become powerful socially and politically. Some are poor, others are affluent. Like all other humans, Muslim women have hurts, fears and worries. They are concerned about their children and families. They need love, assurance and security.
I believe that if we want to bring many Muslims to Christ, we have to intercede on behalf of Muslim women.
Lord God our Maker, how great you are! I praise you! You made us man and woman in your image to express your glory and creativity. You formed us in an amazing and wonderful way! Your workmanship is marvelous. I worship you and give you glory and honor.
I intercede on behalf of Muslim women. They need to know you,to experience your love and assurance. You have reserved a great place for them in your divine plans. Arise, O God, and have compassion on Muslim women. Grant them your favor through Christ’s grace. Help them to see how Jesus honored and blessed women and how he lifted their heads and valued them dearly. Help Muslim women to see that Jesus died for them to give them life, hope and joy.
May they be touched by Christ’s love and tenderness. He is the only One who can forgive their sins, meet their needs, heal their hurts, soothe their fears and calm their anxieties.
Make many of them into godly women who will use their great abilities and sensitivity to raise godly families and bless their communities with Christian values.
In the precious name of your Son I pray. Amen.
God is a shield for all who take refuge in him… Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Psalm 18:30; Matthew 11:28-29, NIV).