Why the Night of Power is an Important time to pray 2023

Night of Power, also known as “Compline,” is a traditional Christian devotional practice that takes place at the end of the day before retiring to bed.

It is a quiet and reflective time to give thanks for the day that has passed and ask for God’s protection and guidance during the night.

Night prayer can be done individually or as a group, and typically includes prayers, hymns, psalms, and readings from the Bible. Night of Power: The specific prayers and elements of night prayer can vary depending on the denomination and tradition of the individual or community.

Regardless of its form, night prayer is seen as an opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual renewal, and a way to end the day in a peaceful and positive way.

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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.

Night of Power: 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, Night of Power 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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We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)

We believe in the creation of mankind in God’s image, and the fall of man, resulting in universal guilt and total depravity; and the necessity, therefore, of redemption and restoration; that all men and women are lost spiritually and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17)

We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church, which has the duty to preach the Gospel to every person. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of teaching, preaching, the prophetic, the apostolic, and evangelism. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in upholding the ordinances of the church of water baptism and holy communion.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”