HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Ramadan Starts Saturday; Open Doors Prayer Resources Available

Ramadan Starts Saturday; Open Doors Prayer Resources Available

Ramadan Open DoorsOpen Doors USA is launching a prayer campaign during the month-long Muslim observance of Ramadan, and urging Christians to pray for Muslims to encounter Christ and for God’s holiness to pierce the spiritual darkness starting this Saturday.

Ramadan is a highly-anticipated time of the year for many of those adhering to Islam. During the month-long observance, Muslims set aside time to fast and to re-examine their own lives.

“During the month of Ramadan, the most holy month on the Muslim calendar, Open Doors is asking Christians in the West to pray for the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ to be evident in Christians around the world,” shared Open Doors USA Director of Ministries Michele Miller, referencing Galatians 5:22-23.

Each day, from the start of Ramadan on June 28 to the end of Ramadan on July 27, Open Doors will urge Christians to be “one” with persecuted believers in Muslim-dominated countries by praying for them and using Scripture. The ministry is also encouraging Christians in the West to pray for the entire Islamic world during this time.

As part of its efforts, Open Doors is offering free prayer resources for believers to join in praying for persecuted Christians during Ramadan. Included will be information provided about Muslim-dominated countries from Open Doors’ 2014 World Watch List, which highlights the countries where Christians face the most severe persecution.

Participants can sign up to receive these resources by going to lp.opendoorsusa.org/ramadan/2014.

Published: June 26, 2014

Latest News

NRB Hosts Debate on Homosexuality at Int'l Christian Media Convention

A diverse panel at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention examined the issue of homosexuality last Thursday at a public policy session titled “Cultural Controversy Through the Lens of Scripture: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?”

Israeli Prime Minister Addresses Congress

Earlier this week, at the invitation of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress on Israel’s relationship with the United States and the threat of Iran.

Conflict Embedded in Youth Runaway Bill

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two bills aimed at combatting human trafficking in the United States.

Legislation Against Performance Tax Gathers Steam

While last month the U.S. Copyright Office unsurprisingly reiterated its longtime call for new performance royalty payments to be levied against radio broadcasters, many Members of Congress have again certified that they don’t agree with a performance tax.

Alan Robertson, Benham Brothers Discuss Free Speech Concerns at NRB15

Alan Robertson of Duck Dynasty joined would-be HGTV stars David and Jason Benham on a panel at the NRB15 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to discuss defending free speech.

In Memoriam: Pro-Life Pioneer Dr. John C. Willke

Dr. John C. (Jack) Willke, President of Life Issues Institute, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cincinnati, OH, on Friday, February 20, at the age of 89.

Israel Tourism Minister Calls for More ‘Watchmen’ to Defend Judeo-Christian Values

Israel Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau is urging all Christians to step forward as “watchmen” of Judeo-Christian values, which are being threatened in the Middle East by organizations including Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and more.

More than 4,300 Attend NRB15:Proclaim Int’l Christian Media Convention

More than 4,300 media and ministry professionals from across the nation and around the world gathered February 23-26 for the National Religious Broadcasters' 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

SBC President: Church Needs to ‘Wake Up,’ Seek ‘Extraordinary Prayer’ for Revival

There is a dangerous collision of worldviews, yet Christians are slumbering, Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd told attendees at a worship service hosted last Wednesday by the National Religious Broadcasters.

Barna Urges NRB to Influence Conservatives Politically

Pollster George Barna urged communicators at the NRB15 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to use their sizable influence to guide conservatives politically at a time when the nation needs to return to biblical values.

More News