30 Days of Prayer Int'l
Colorado Springs, CO
This year, the prayer focus for 30 Days of Prayer celebrates the work God has done over the past 30 years and focuses prayer on the least prayed for peoples around the world.
It was April 1992 when a group of Christians from a global mission organisation gathered by the Red Sea in the Middle East. Ramadan had just ended and so were their meetings. Praying together, they felt a strong and unexpected awareness of the presence of God, calling them to devote greater efforts towards the Muslim world.
Those involved in the meeting describe the revelation as a clear and forceful message which directed them to embrace the Muslim world in all its diversity, seeing Muslims as God does – as His beloved creation. They committed to obey this word, beginning with a time of 30 days of focused prayer and fasting for the Muslim world.
Those involved in the meeting describe the revelation as a clear and forceful message which directed them to see Muslims as God does, as His beloved creation.
Those 30 days were followed by another 30 days the following year. A guide to help others pray with them was created (using ground-breaking communications technology like AmiPro 3.0 and Microsoft Word 2.0!).
Christians working in Muslim communities were asked to share needs and stories to inspire prayer. A team was formed to coordinate distribution to an increasing number of regions and to manage translations. Each year, participation grew. Other organisations, churches and ministries got involved in contributing, translating, and distributing the prayer guide, as more and more Christians were inspired to pray for Muslims.
And now, 30 years later, up to a million people use the prayer guide each year all over the world, in over 40 languages, responding to that word from God to a group of Christians to love Muslims more.
Thank you for praying,
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World