Friday, January 6, 2023
An imam is a Muslim religious leader who leads prayer in the mosque and performs other religious duties. He is also a community leader who gives counsel and direction to his people.
In the Gospels, Jewish priests were among those who staunchly opposed Jesus and antagonized him. Would anyone expect a large number of them to become believers in Jesus? Yet, according to the New Testament account, that is exactly what happened (Acts 6:7).
Let us believe together that through the mighty power of the Spirit of God, tens of thousands of Muslim imams will put their faith in Jesus Christ the Lord.
Almighty God, my Heavenly Father, I come to you boldly because of Jesus who died on the cross for me. I have been forgiven because he shed his blood on my behalf. I bring to you the hundreds of thousands of imams around the world. They need Christ the Lord in their lives. Only Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, can penetrate their hearts and bring them into your blessed Kingdom.
Reveal Christ to them in his glory and love, in his compassion and power. Help them realize that he is the Master, the Lord, and the Redeemer of all who come to him.
I thank you for the imams who have already placed their faith in Christ the Lord. Help them grow continually in the love of God and the knowledge of Christ. Give them wisdom by your Holy Spirit. Protect them and their families. Illumine their hearts and minds to know how to lead their congregations into the light of Christ. Teach them your Word. Help them depend on you.
Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you (Jeremiah 1:18-19, NIV).