30 Days of Prayer Int'l
Colorado Springs, CO
Laylat-al-Qadr, translated as the Night of Power, is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar. It takes place during the last ten days of Ramadan and marks the night in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is also believed to be the night in which God shows great mercy to His creation and when one’s fate for the coming year is decreed.
Devout Muslims spend the night praying for forgiveness of sins, reciting the Quran, and saying special prayers. It is believed that prayers and worship conducted on this night are multiplied in value. Many Muslims choose to spend the last ten days of Ramadan in seclusion (i’tikaf), in order to focus on worship and prayer, and to avoid involvement in worldly affairs. It is a time to reflect, worship, study the Quran and seek closeness to God, establishing practices that Muslims hope will continue, and seeking blessings for the coming year.
The I’tikaf often happens in mosques, although last year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, many secluded in their homes. There is also an outward focus at this time, as good deeds performed on Laylat-al-Qadr are considered equivalent to a thousand months of good deeds, so many make generous donations to Islamic charities and other good causes during this time.
This is also a night where there have been many reports of Muslims having dreams or visions of Jesus on this night. Muslims are seeking God more intentionally on this night than any other. Pray that Jesus will reveal Himself through dreams and visions.
How to Pray
- Pray for Muslims to have miraculous encounters with Jesus while praying during Layat-al-Qadr. (John 20:30-31)
- Pray for Muslims to have a revelation of the forgiveness offered through Jesus. (Titus 3:5)
- Pray that Muslims seeking blessing for the coming year will find them. And that they will be blessed with hearing the Good News. (James 1:17)