Day 27 – The Night of Power
Laylat al Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, celebrates the revelation of the Quran’s first verses to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is an exceptionally significant event for Muslims around the world, and prayers and good deeds done on this night are considered to be of greater value than at other times.
This night is also known as the ‘Night of Destiny’ when many believe their fate for the following year is determined. Therefore, it is especially important for Muslims to pray for forgiveness and blessings on this night, and many will pray throughout the night – some even stay in the mosque for the whole of the last ten days of Ramadan so as not to miss this time.
There are different opinions about the date for Laylat al-Qadr but, in general, it is agreed that it is most likely to fall during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, with the odd nights being more likely. Of the odd nights, the night of the 27th (which is the night before the 27th of Ramadan, as the Islamic day starts with nightfall) is most likely, according to many Muslim scholars.
It is also believed that the angels spend this night in constant journey between heaven and earth, dispensing peace and blessings on believers as they pray.
How to Pray
+ During Laylat al Qadr, Muslims are seeking God with real focus. Pray that God will miraculously reveal Himself to them in dreams and visions.
+ Many Muslims are seeking forgiveness for their sins on this night. Pray that they will have a revelation of Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29)
+ Pray for this Night of Destiny to bring opportunities for Christian workers in the Muslim world to share the gospel.