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Pray for the Riau Malay

“Have you heard of Lailat al Qadr, or the Night of Power?” Laman asked a gospel worker as they shared coffee together. Laman is one of 2.2 million Riau Malay Muslims in Indonesia.

Lailat al Qadr is the most special night of the year. The barrier separating heaven and earth is at its thinnest. One fortunate individual’s prayer will be granted, completely, no questions asked! Imagine that!”

“Why this night?” asked the gospel worker.

“Good question. It marks the night when the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.”

“So what prayers will you be praying through the night Laman?”

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Riau Malay grandma at her home. Photo by 30 Days contributor.

Laman’s eyes clouded as he thought of his recently deceased parents. The years during the COVID pandemic had been difficult and the communal meals he held to pray for them had been more modest than he had wanted. His heart felt heavy as he considered that the fate of his parents depended on the prayers of remaining family members.

He sighed, “My deepest desire is for my mother and father to be accepted by Allah. May all their sins be forgiven.”

How to Pray

  • As Riau Malay seek Allah’s favour during the Night of Power, pray their eyes will be opened to see that God accepts all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that Riau Malay Muslims will know that they can give their economic and family burdens to Jesus, and he will give them rest.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to stir Christians in Riau province to boldly share their faith with Riau Malay Muslims.
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