Earlier this month Muslims around the world finished their celebration of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar.
During the final 10 days of Ramadan, The Voice of the Martyrs was one of the ministries involved in a world-wide effort to encourage Christians to pray specifically for a move of God’s spirit to draw Muslims to Jesus Christ during Ramadan. The effort was coordinated by author Tom Doyle and our friends at CBN News, and featured a Facebook Live prayer meeting each evening at 8:38 (EDT) for the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Behind the scenes, it was interesting to see the opposition to this effort. VOM’s Dr. Jason Peters was the designated prayer on the first evening, and in the minutes before he was supposed to go live on Facebook his phone’s battery died AND the wifi at the hotel he was staying at went down! The second and third nights there were more “technical difficulties!”
But the videos posted have now been watched more than half a million times! Only in eternity will we know how many prayers have been encouraged by this effort, or how many Muslims responded to Christ’s call as a direct result of this prayer effort.
Ramadan has ended, but there is never a bad time to pray for Muslims to come to know Jesus. We have already shared the videos from Dr. Peters and VOM’s Todd Nettleton. Today and in coming days we’ll be sharing videos from the other eight speakers. May each one remind you to continue to pray for Muslims, not only during Ramadan but throughout the year.
The second speaker was Dr. Hormoz Shariat of Iran Alive Ministries, one of VOM's broadcast partners delivering the gospel into Iran. Due to some of those difficulties, Pastor Hormoz spoke in two videos: