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Friday, July 1, 2011

Jumu'ah Friday

Every Friday around the world, millions of Muslims gather together in their mosques for a sermon from their imam and a congregational prayer service, much like the Jews have on Saturdays and the Christians have on Sundays. What I would like to do is post a prayer each Friday for the salvation of these Muslims from the darkness into light. If you would, pray throughout the day. You may pray this prayer or come up with your own. If you think about it, offer it up about noon, when they will be at their prayers.

Jumu'ah Prayer

Father God,

We come before you today, as Muslims gather in their mosques to hear a sermon quite possibly preaching against the West and particularly Christians and Jews. We pray that their ears would be closed to what they are hearing from their imams and that their ears would be open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I pray that your light would penetrate their minds and their hearts. I pray that we, as Christians, would respond out of love and not fear to those Muslims that we may meet. May we not listen to the voices around us that tell use that Muslims only want to hate. They will know we are Christians by our love. Let us show the love of Christ so that they may see the Gospel.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior,

Amen.