DAY 28 – JULY 3rd, 2016
The Night of Power – Dream Catchers
The 27th night of Ramadan is called Laylat Al Qadr which translates as “Great or Valuable Night”. It is also known as the “Night of Power”.
Laylat Al Qadr was the first night of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad by the Archangel Jibrail (Gabriel) and Muslims regard this as the most important event in history. Muslims spend much of this night in prayer and worship as prayers offered on this night are thought to be worth all the prayers of one thousand months and many Muslims expect that on this night they will hear from God in dreams.
Keith is a worker in the Muslim world who often hears stories from Muslims who dream about a “being of light.” One of these was a Pakistani taxi driver named Ahmed.
“What dreams have you had?” Keith asked Ahmed. Ahmed’s eyes lit up at the question. “I have had this dream many times,” he said, “of a man glowing bright as the sun. I couldn’t make out his face, but he was reaching out to me in love.”
Keith took an Urdu-language New Testament from his bag, and turned to Matthew 17. “Would you read these first two verses?” he asked Ahmed. “I think you’ll find them interesting.”
Ahmed took the book and read the opening verses:
“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light” (Matt. 17:1-2).
Ahmed looked up at Keith, his eyes wide with amazement. “That’s the man,” he said, “the man in my dreams. Who is this?”
Keith has learned that these dreams are a way the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus to Muslim people. Let’s pray tonight for more dreams that reveal Him.
How to Pray
- Pray for Muslims on this Night of Power, that God will reveal Himself to them in many ways.
- Pray for dreams of Jesus to encourage Muslims all over the world to find out more about Him.
- Pray for believers who can help Muslims understand who the “being of light” in their dreams is and how He wants them to follow Him.