Part of the 30 Days of Prayer – 2017 series
Welcome to 30 Days 2017
Last year, we estimate that we had one million Christians around the world using the 30 Days of Prayer guide to pray for Muslims during Ramadan!
When 30 Days began, it was a small group of people who believed that God was challenging them to look at the Muslim world through the eyes of a loving Father and see them as He does. We are greatly encouraged by the feedback we receive from participants around the world who tell us how praying through 30 Days changes their understanding of Muslim people and helps them have an attitude towards Muslims that is a better reflection of the heart of Christ.
It can be challenging to hold a clear perspective on Muslims at a time when Islamic extremist groups dominate global news. So, we decided to focus this edition on a part of life that we are all connected to in one way or another: family.
In this edition, we aim to focus our prayers on Muslim family life – the place where most people first learn about faith, where values are formed and where we are all influenced in more ways than we realize. We hope you will learn how different Muslim cultures express different family traditions but also that you will see what you have in common with Muslim families and that both will inform your prayers and help us to share the wonderful message from 1 John 3:
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!”
Thank you for praying,
30 Days of Prayer
* This article is an abridged version of the 2017 30 Days of Prayer guide article, available globally in 30+ languages.