Middle East

Will Become Active in Bringing Muslims to Christ

Friday, January 27, 2023

The Middle East boasts a church that is more ancient than anywhere else in the world. Yet, because of the Islamic invasion of the area in the 7th century and the ensuing expansion of the Muslim empire, the Middle East population today is mainly Muslim.

Because of that invasion and the authoritarian Islamic rule, the divide between Christians and Muslims has been sharp and almost unfathomable. We know that only God’s love can change that situation.

Politics, religious and nationalistic affiliation apart, the reality that the people of the two religions speak the same language and understand each other’s culture and traits makes it incumbent on Christians to be more involved in bringing their Muslim compatriots to the cross of Calvary. This is what we need to pray for.

Prayer

Almighty God our Father in heaven, we praise you and honor your holy name. You have entrusted us with bringing others to your banquet house to magnify your name and enjoy your eternal blessings.

I pray that Middle Eastern Christians will go past mistreatment and persecution by Muslims to forgive them. May my brothers and sisters in the Middle East put that history behind them and ask you to help them to bring many Muslims to you.

Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, you died for Muslims too. They are ignorant of your love and oblivious to your sacrifice. Open their eyes, open their minds, open their hearts to see and accept the Son of God.

I pray that you will revive your church in the Middle East. Arm your people there with the mighty Spirit of God to go and bring in the ripe harvest of Muslims. In Christ’s precious name. Amen.

Promise

Love your enemies and pray for the good of those who persecute you, so that you will be sons of your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:44-45, SEB).

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