Last night of Ramadan: The “Night of the power”
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9.2
Muslim scholars believe that the Qur’an was revealed over a period of 23 years but in the Night of Power is considered when the first revelations of Islam and the work of Muhammed as a prophet began. This night is in celebration of the arrival of the Qur’an.
The whole Night of Power, from sunset to dawn, is the holiest night of the year. Many Muslims believe that there are groups of special angels who are only seen on the Night of Power. These angels perform special purposes. Some come down for worship, others to bring the answers to the prayers of all who stayed awake during the Night of Power.
It is on this night, and during the following weeks, that many Muslims have had supernatural encounters with God.
Muslims come to this night with different motivations in their hearts. Some want to prove their devotion to God through their prayers, even being proud of their religious accomplishments. Others, knowing in their hearts that they are incapable of really pleasing God by their own religious activity, will feel disappointed with themselves. Finally, significant numbers will be praying in desperation and are genuinely seeking help from God.
Researchers show that 80% of new Christians in South Asia come to Christ as a direct result of supernatural encounters (as dreams and visions). In most cases, these supernatural encounters are in relation to a specific need or answer to prayer and are the result of years of prayer and labour by God’s people.
During this Night of Power, these are few topics you can pray for the Muslim people:
- Pray that Jesus will reveal Himself through dreams and visions to those who do not know Him yet.
- Pray for more missionaries among the Muslim People.
- Pray for new believers, that they will grow in their faith in Jesus.
- Pray for the protection of the Christians who came from a Muslim background, as they face always a huge persecution from their own family and community because their conversion to Jesus.