Ramadan is a Muslim holy celebration. It lasts 30 days. During these 30 days, Muslims are to fast and pray from sunup to sundown. The rewards for fasting that they are promised in the Quran are supposed to be greatly increased during Ramadan.
But Christians can take advantage of Ramadan by fasting and praying for a number of things.
First, we need to fast and pray for our families. The biblical family is under attack from our government and from society in general. Gay activists are bound and determined to destroy the traditional family and all of the positive influences it has. Sexual permissiveness is also running rampant, causing many couples to stray from one another and destroying the family unit. Virtually all forms of media and entertainment demeans the role of the father, making him out to be a bumbling idiot. The family authority is usually given to the either the mom or one of the kids. Fast and pray for your family and protect them under your Christian umbrella.
Second, we need to fast and pray for our churches, pastors and spiritual leaders. In today’s secular anti-Christian culture, they are under tremendous attacks from all sides. Satan will use whatever tools he has to tempt them and cause them to stray from Christ.
Third, we need to fast and pray for our nation and our leaders. God can change the heart of anyone and has in the past. Pray in earnest that He will work on the lives of our leaders from Barack Obama on down. Pray that they will see the need to return to the biblical principles that our Founding Fathers built this nation upon.
Fourth, we need to fast and pray for all those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That includes Muslims and members of all other religions. Pray for their salvation. Pray that God will use you as an instrument to help bring others to know Him as you do.
Last but not any less important, fast and pray for yourself. Through the years I have found that the closer I get to God, the more Satan tries to tempt and attack me. He does his best to distract me from God and my family. Like fire purifies gold and it takes friction to sharpen a blade, we will have trials and struggles throughout our Christian lives. So fast and pray that God will give you the strength to endure and persevere through it all and keep your eyes focused on Him and His Word.
Fellow Christians, join me and many others as we turn the Muslim holiday of Ramada into a time of Christian fasting, prayer and celebration of Jesus Christ.