Why the Night of Power is an Important time to pray

What is the Night of Power?


The Night of Power this year is Tuesday, May 19. Please pray with us that Muslims around the world will encounter Jesus as they pray on this special night of Ramadan.

Every year during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world seek God through a special time of daily fasting. Since Muslims follow the lunar calendar, this month changes every year. Throughout the 30 days, they will fast from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Muslims will often pray more often and be at the mosque regularly.

There are several nights throughout the month that are believed to be more holy. The Night of Power, or Laylat al-Qadr, is the night during Ramadan that Muslims believe salvation can be granted. It is believed to be the 27th night of Ramadan, which is May 19th this year. It is “powerful” because it is believed to be the night the Quran was first revealed to Mohammad.

Typically, Muslims pray and fast through this night, some even staying at the mosque until morning prayer. It is common to recite prayers extolling God as the one who saves and forgives, asking for him to forgive their sins. It is said that prayers on this night are worth more than 1000 months of prayer. As Muslims are earnestly seeking God, He often visits them with dreams and visions during this time.


“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes, and peoples and standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”


When we pray for Muslims to know Jesus, we are agreeing with what God has already declared will come to pass! It is an honor and a privilege to partner with Jesus in the work of intercession for those who continue to be far from Him. We know God often uses what is familiar to people and what they know to draw them to Himself. And God can and does use the Night of Power — a time when Muslims are seeking Him in the way they understand — to reveal Himself. And we can pray on their behalf that they might receive visions and dreams of Jesus, miraculous healing, and freedom from sin.

  • Opportunities for followers of Jesus to engage with people of peace who are prepared to hear the Good News.

  • Muslim background believers to be equipped to engage with and pray in power for their friends and neighbors, and to see Jesus do miracles.

  • Dreams and visions that point people to Jesus.


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