April 22, 2021
David Garrison’s book, A Wind in the House of Islam, provided the inspiration.
The 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet provided the game plan.
It all started with a few families praying that the Holy Spirit would help them reach their Muslim neighbors, but it soon grew into an effort involving more than 600 Christians from 45 local churches in the Triangle, a three-city region known for both high-tech and higher-education.
Garrison found that prayer movements like 30 Days have coincided with church planting movements all over the world. The Christians in the Triangle believed God could help them reach the Triangle’s 40,000-plus Muslims, just as He had helped Christian believers elsewhere reach Muslims across the world.
It started years ago with a few families. By 2016, there were 100 believers from three churches in the area. Now, 600+ Christian pray together every day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, using 30 Days as their guide.
Many of these praying Christians have sought opportunities to befriend Muslims at work or in their neighborhoods. A handful of Muslims have become followers of Jesus, including a new believer named E. R. She couldn’t find a Bible to read in Iraq, but after a few years in the U.S., she was given an Arabic-language Bible by one of the 30 Days participants.
In 2019, two participating families decided to devote themselves fulltime to the Triangle prayer effort. The families are now training with Global Gates and hope to start evangelism and church planting among local Muslims in 2021.
Please pray for:
- Prayer movements in the Triangle and around the world.
- Churches and Christians who reach out to their Muslim neighbors.
- Those who “go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15).
- Muslims to come to faith in the Triangle and be discipled to take the gospel message back to their home countries (Mark 5:20).
These pages are made available every day during the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World for those who cannot afford to purchase, or do not have access to the booklet.
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