It wasn’t until the late 20th century, just as the West was disengaging its colonial empires, that Christian missionaries began turning their attention to the Muslim world. This led to the translation of the gospel message into local Muslim languages. Finding that many Muslims were illiterate, missionaries forged ahead with non-literate means of communicating the gospel. They produced video products, such as the Jesus film, and orality-based resources such as audio Bibles.
These colloquial translations received an exponential boost with the arrival of video cassettes, radio, satellite television, and most recently the Internet. And then there was prayer. Twenty three years ago, a small band of Christians began praying for Muslims and with Muslims during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Today, the 30 Days Prayer movement counts hundreds of thousands of faithful Christian prayer warriors who cry out to God on behalf of Islam’s 1.7 billion adherents, asking God to reveal to them His truth. Is it a coincidence that 82% of all the Muslim movements to Christ in history have occurred during these same 23 years? The prayers of God’s people are not in vain.
Source: David Garrison, Premier News; 30daysprayer.com
Bible Study: Isaiah 37:14-20
PRAISE God that He hears the cry of His people and has compassion for the lost. PRAY for increasing knowledge of Christ among Muslims.