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March 25 2024

30 Ways for Muslims to encounter Christ

Islam teaches that deception under certain circumstances is acceptable and the effects of this teaching breeds mistrust—of God and of others. But the Bible tells us “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator” (Colossians 3:9-10). Pray for people in Jakarta to be people who pursue truth and feel conviction about deceiving others.

Liberty to the Captives

Each of us who comes to Christ must repent of and renounce every pact, promise, or identity we held before faith in Christ. Join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ from a Muslim background as they repent of their former identity as Muslims. This prayer is inspired by chapter 7 and 8 of Liberty to the Captives by Mark Durie

Pray for Christians from a Muslim background in Jakarta to trust that God is unchanging and faithful in his relationships. He always keeps his word.

“God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19).

Praying Scripture

“Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth” (Exodus 33:15-16).

Pray that emerging streams would host His presence as they devote themselves to prayer.
Pray that God’s presence with believers in Jakarta would draw men and women to the true King.

Praying for the Church

Pray that Christians in Jakarta will have vision and urgency to see all parts of their country reached with the gospel.

Claiming Our Hope in Christ and His Heart for the Nations

Lord, help us to release control and allow your Holy Spirit to build your church. We pray, Father, for grace to raise up new generations of leaders; grace to refuse a spirit of control; grace to resist the love of ego and our ‘little kingdoms’; grace to embrace the way of Jesus.

Lord, make Christians in Jakarta more like Paul, who poured out his life like a drink offering, who labored and toiled for his spiritual children. Give them the grace that was on his life to establish self-sustaining gospel communities. And Lord, as leaders of emerging movements imitate Christ, allow new facilitators and new leaders to imitate them. In this way, Lord, may your church sustain itself: disciples making disciples, leaders raising up leaders, groups starting groups, and churches planting churches.

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April 8 2024

2024-04-08

Thank the Lord for the love He has given you for the people of Jakarta as you prayed for them to encounter Christ this Ramadan. Pray for Him to complete the good work he has begun in Jakarta. Take time to listen to next steps God would have you take on behalf of the people of Jakarta.

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April 7 2024

2024-04-07

In many parts of the Muslim world, Islam is passed down more through tradition, family, and society than in formal education. Prayer, fasting, and going on the Hajj are mostly done in a communal context. Today we pray in faith for our brothers and sisters in Jakarta to find community and family in your Church. We pray they would have vision for sharing what they are learning about Christ in their community, families, and networks.

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April 6 2024

2024-04-06

Last night many Muslims celebrated the "Night of Power" hoping that God would show up miraculously to change their circumstances (health, financial, relational, etc.). We continue to pray that they would encounter Jesus who already miraculously "showed up" as the Word who became flesh to change their current realities and eternity through His life, death, and resurrection.

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April 5 2024

2024-04-05

On or around the 27th night of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the "Night of Power" as a special time that their prayers and good deeds count for more. They believe their chance of getting their prayers answered and miracles done are increased on this night. Pray for multitudes of Muslims from Jakarta to encounter Jesus tonight in a dream or vision.

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April 4 2024

2024-04-04

The month of Ramadan is known as ‘the month of repentance,’ and so as we pray for a gospel movement to transform this nation, let us cry out for God’s Kingdom to come, for a spirit of repentance to fall on the peoples living in Jakarta, whether they are Sunnis, Shiite, Sufi, or Christians from a Muslim background; rich and poor, young and old, male and female.

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April 3 2024

2024-04-03

Muslims are encouraged to think about the poor during the month of Ramadan, to sympathize with them, and to make donations. Jesus loved the poor and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God" (Luke 6:20). Pray for Muslims in Jakarta to encounter this radical teaching and to wrestle with His command to not just donate to the poor, but to know that the kingdom of heaven belongs to the poor.

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April 2 2024

2024-04-02

Islam calls Jesus the "Word of God" but strongly denies that He is God. Pray for Muslims in Jakarta to meditate on the thought that Jesus is the "Word of God". John 1 illustrates the beautiful reality that, "the Word was with God, and the Word was God." May Muslims in Jakarta be prompted to research this online and find John 1. Pray for their hearts be softened as they read.

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April 1 2024

2024-04-01

Muslims (and all people, really) care deeply about their outward appearance or reputation in the community. But Jesus cares about the person's heart. Religion can change outward behavior but can't change inward attitudes—only the Spirit of God can do that. Pray for the people of Jakarta to be convicted about their need for a clean heart and to seek out Jesus' teachings on the topic.

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March 31 2024

2024-03-31

Today many Christians celebrate Easter: the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. Muslims deny this fact. "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins" (1 Corinthians 15:17). Pray for Muslims in Jakarta to be convicted of the reality that they are still in their sins and that only God Himself can provide a solution for that – the cross of Christ.

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March 30 2024

2024-03-30

Islam teaches that God is unknowable and as a result many feel like God is distant. We know the truth is that God Almighty wants an intimate relationship with His followers because He is a good Father who knows the hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). Lord, let all new followers of Christ in Jakarta be filled with joy at knowing the intimacy of God, who calls us "beloved".

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March 29 2024

2024-03-29

Muslims deny that Jesus died on the cross and instead ascended to heaven without dying. This belief denies the act of atonement foundational to our faith as Christians. As many Christians around the world enter into a time celebrating Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, pray for Muslims in Jakarta to have the eyes of their heart opened to consider the possibility of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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March 28 2024

2024-03-28

Islam teaches an emotional worldview that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims. Lord, help believers in Jakarta shed the sins that so easily entangle them and instead put on their "new self" finding their value comes from You.

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March 27 2024

2024-03-27

Muslims pray prescribed prayers five times a day. Lord, as people from Jakarta turn to Christ, teach them how to keep spiritual rhythms, turning it into an intimate time with you and not simply a ritual.

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March 26 2024

2024-03-26

Muslims acknowledge Jesus as a prophet from God. Let their curiosity be sparked in this season for them to learn all that Jesus says about Himself. Specifically, that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) so that they may acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior.

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March 25 2024

2024-03-25

Islam teaches that deception under certain circumstances is acceptable and the effects of this teaching breeds mistrust—of God and of others. But the Bible tells us "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator" (Colossians 3:9-10). Pray for people in Jakarta to be people who pursue truth and feel conviction about deceiving others.

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March 24 2024

2024-03-24

Zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, requires Muslims to donate a set percentage of their wealth each year to Muslim charities. The New Testament teaches Christians to give generously from the heart as opposed to a set percentage. Pray for the people of Jakarta to be challenged by the contrast between a religious rule and a heart posture and to want to understand more about the "new heart" that the Bible teaches about (Ezekiel 36:26).

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March 23 2024

2024-03-23

Muslims and Christians use the same Arabic word for "fasting". And similar to what we learned yesterday about prayer, the meanings are fundamentally different. Muslim fasting is rigidly defined as no food, water, sex, or smoking from dawn to dusk. Christian fasting takes on many more forms. Muslim fasting is enforced (or broadly promoted) in Muslim countries during Ramadan. Jesus taught, "But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret...." (Matthew 6:16-18). Today we pray for Muslims in Jakarta to come across Jesus' teaching about fasting in the Sermon on the Mount and be challenged to continue to investigate His teachings.

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March 22 2024

2024-03-22

Muslims and Christians often use the same Arabic word for "prayer". The meanings of that word, however, could not be more different. Islamic salat "prayer" describes the memorized recitations that Muslims must speak and the motions they must go through five times a day. Christian "prayer" describes two-directional conversation with God where Christians humbly approach the throne of grace with confidence to present requests and praise, they listen to God, and are thus transformed. Today we ask for Muslims in Jakarta to have the opportunity to be prayed for by a Christian and for them to have a divine encounter with God through it.

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March 21 2024

2024-03-21

Muslims believe that the Quran is the perfect and final revelation of God. Christians believe that Jesus is. "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature..." (Hebrews 1:1-4). Pray for Muslims in Jakarta to read the Gospels and see the contrast between the exact representation of God's nature we see in Christ and what the Quran teaches.

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March 20 2024

2024-03-20

The Islamic doctrine of abrogation means that some verses in the Quran can be "canceled out" by later verses. This is contrary to the unchanging nature of God in the Bible. "Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…" (Hebrews 6:17–19) Today we pray for people in Jakarta to see the unchanging nature of God, that it is impossible for him to lie, and to make him the anchor for their souls.

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March 19 2024

2024-03-19

Islam pursues political, societal, and top-down power structures. Christianity teaches bottom-up servant leadership (Luke 22:25-27). Pray for Jakarta to be transformed as Christians model Christian leadership principles and reject worldly power structures.

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March 18 2024

2024-03-18

There is a hadith (teaching) in Islam that says, "Be good to your mother, Paradise is under her feet." This positive teaching is often negatively used to prevent Muslims from questioning or rejecting the religion of their parents. Today, we pray for Muslims in Jakarta to have courage from God to honor their parents, but not blindly follow their religion and to instead pursue Truth.

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March 17 2024

2024-03-17

The primary way Islam is growing globally is through birth rate. The primary way Christianity is growing globally is through movements of the Gospel. Pray for these movements to flow through Jakarta and all Muslim lands.

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March 16 2024

2024-03-16

There are many teachings in Islam that advocate the use of the sword (killing) to advance their religion. The teachings of Jesus calls us to surrender to the sword (martyrdom) to advance His Kingdom. Pray for Muslims in Jakarta to wrestle with this contrast and for their hearts to be softened to Christ.

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March 15 2024

2024-03-15

Many Muslims when faced with difficult questions about their religion fall back on the claim that God is unknowable. In Christianity, though we cannot fathom the fullness of who God is, we do believe that God revealed Himself to us in Christ and wants to be known by us. Today we pray for Muslims in Jakarta to encounter God by knowing Christ.

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March 14 2024

2024-03-14

There are many teachings in Islam that allow for murder, enslavement, rape, and abuse of women. Today we pray for both men and women in Jakarta to see the value of women, who are created by God as His image bearers as well.

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March 13 2024

2024-03-13

Islam teaches that women cannot fast or pray when they are menstruating. We thank God that this is not a reality for us in Christ. Pray for women in Jakarta today who cannot fast because they are menstruating and will have to make up this day of fasting later in the year by themselves. Pray for their hearts to be softened to a God who welcomes them into His presence any day of the year because of Christ's blood on the cross.

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March 12 2024

2024-03-12

Islam teaches that Muslims are born into Islam, inheriting the religion of their parents. Christianity teaches the opposite, each person must make a personal decision to follow Christ and His teachings. Today we pray into this issue and ask for God to give grace to Muslims in Jakarta to question this teaching that they inherited their religion from their parents.

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March 11 2024

2024-03-11

In Islam, it is a sin to doubt. It leaves many Muslims with fear of eternal damnation if they question anything they have been taught about religion. Pray today for Muslims in Jakarta to seek the true God who is big enough for our questions and doubts.

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March 10 2024

2024-03-10

In Islam God has 99 names–such as All-Merciful, The Beneficent, The Source of Peace–but none of those names is Love. Father God, who reveals yourself as the God of Love throughout the Bible, please reveal yourself to Muslims in Jakarta with your true nature.

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