How to Pray for Muslims During Ramadan 2023?


Ramadan is considered the most holy month of the year for Muslims. The dates change annually as it is based on the lunar cycle. It can vary slightly, depending on when the full moon is seen at Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. This year, Ramadan is (approximately) April 12th through May 12th.

Ramadan is the month that Muhammad is believed to have received the visions that inspired the Quran.

Muslims fast and pray every day for the full 30 days. They abstain from all food, drink, and even smoking from sunrise to sunset. After sunset, there are special prayers and then iftar, which is the word for the ‘breaking of the fast’.

Often Muslims gather with friends and family to eat and pray nightly for the month. It is a month of growing in community and seeking God. The final 10 days of Ramadan are the most intense, with more prayers and intentionally seeking God. The 27th night of the month is referred to as the “Night of Power”, which is believed to be the night when Muhammad received the first visions.

Many Muslims will stay awake for 24 hours, praying and fasting all through the night. Some believe that this night is crucial in their path to salvation. Others also believe it is the night that God will reveal visions to those who are most holy.

After the last day of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which is the biggest holiday in their calendar. Time is spent praying at the mosque, visiting loved ones, and eating lots of delicious foods.

Ramadan is a month that is marked by an increased attention to the things of God and to prayer.

In that spirit, Christians can use this month to intentionally pray and fast for our Muslim neighbors. Just as Saul, who was so full of (misguided) zeal and passion, heard from the Lord and turned his zeal toward spreading the word of Jesus, so might our dear Muslim friends. Many Muslims will have dreams and visions this Ramadan from the One True God. So let’s join in prayer for their hearts to be open to receive Him. I encourage you to pray daily, gather in community with other believers of the same heart, and fast along with us at GCM.  We will be fasting specifically to see a breakthrough in the Muslim world and believe we will see God do many miracles this Ramadan.


Here are a few simple ways to pray. Thank you for joining us!

  1. Pray for leaders of mosques (called imams or sheikhs) in your city to receive a word from Jesus.

  2. Ask God for opportunities to meet a Muslim this month and show them the love of Jesus in a practical way, and that this love would draw them to Him.

  3. Intercede for workers among Muslim people groups.

  4. Pray for Muslim women to be fully known and loved by Jesus, just like the “woman at the well”.

  5. Pray for whole families to come to know Jesus and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

  6. Intercede for Christian radio and television stations that are sharing the Gospel where workers have not yet gone.

  7. Pray for Muslim background believers to be strengthened in their faith and encouraged by the Holy Spirit.

  8. Pray for the translation of the Scriptures into all remaining languages.

  9. Pray for peace and prosperity in the Middle East (Jeremiah 29:7).

  10. Intercede for the Taliban, ISIS, and all other Muslim background terrorists that they would be overcome by the beauty of Jesus and repent of their sins.


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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!”