Monday, September 1, 2008

30 Days Ramadan Day 1

Kyrgyz of Uzbekistan

Ramadan begins today, September 1st. Muslims all over the world will be praying and fasting during daylight hours throughout this holy month. Every day for 30 days they will wake before sunrise and then feast after sunset. It is a religious duty and a privilege. A time to purify themselves and focus completely on God. Would you join me in bringing these “Sons of Ishmael” to the throne of God for “30 days of intercession”? I will be introducing you to one people group or Nation every day.

Uzbekistan is a Muslim country ruled by one of the most repressive regimes of the former Soviet Union. There are few personal freedoms in this land, but the Muslim-background believers know true freedom and real life in Christ.

Powerful spiritual and social strongholds in Uzbekistan include folk Islam, drug use, alcoholism and growing problems with HIV/AIDS. The economy is struggling and there is a high unemployment rate. Men have been forced to work in other countries, which sometimes leads to the break-up of families. Some women have turned to prostitution to make ends meet. People are hungry and desperate for relief and answers. Many turn to folk Islam for help, not realizing the depths of its deceptive and dangerous practices.

We can PRAY:
* Pray for Uzbek believers, that they would develop culturally-appropriate worship, teaching and fellowship.

*Ask God to give strength and courage to Uzbek believers who are persecuted by the government, family members and religious leaders.

* Pray for God's protection and His provision of wise, Gods leadership which will foster the growth of His kingdom.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal thir land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

information taken from 30 Days Muslim prayer Focus Frontiers Edition and Operation World


Donna said...

This is awesome. Thanks for doing this, I will be praying.

Donna Manning

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