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Eleven Things Both Muslims and Christians Believe

Eleven Things Both Muslims and Christians BelieveAlthough there are many things about which Muslims and Christians disagree, there are also a good number of things about which both faiths agree. When building a relationship with a Muslim, it’s often wise to begin talking about spiritual matters by bringing up beliefs Muslims and Christians have in common, rather than by discussing points of disagreement. Below are 11 things that both faiths consider true:

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Lent Prayer Challenge 2015

Lent Prayer Challenge 201540 Days of Praying for Workers Serving Among the Least-Reached

Over and over, we’ve seen God work in least-reached communities as His people pray, and that’s why we’re asking you to give up 10 minutes of each day during Lent to pray for workers planting churches among the least-reached! Will you join us in 40 days of prayer for Christar workers?

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10 Ways to Pray for Muslims During the Hajj

10 Ways to Pray for Muslims During the HajjAt least once in his or her lifetime, every Muslim who is physically and financially able is required to complete the hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca. The hajj commences about two months after the end of Ramadan. It reminds pilgrims and all Muslims that they belong to the umma—the worldwide community of Islam, which binds people together beyond class and ethnic diversity through faith in Allah. Muslims also complete the hajj in an effort to be forgiven of sins.

Many of the Muslims taking part in the hajj are part of least-reached people groups, and have no way to hear the gospel in their own language, culture and proximity. Here are 10 ways to pray for least-reached Muslims during the hajj:

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10-Day Navratri Prayer Guide

10-Day Navratri Prayer GuideNavratri (meaning “nine nights” in Sanskrit) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It’s dedicated to the worship of Shakti, the “mother goddess” or female divine power, and each day focuses on a different form of this goddess.

Navratri is actually three festivals in one: Navratri, Durga Puja (which is observed during the last several days) and Dusshera (the 10th and last day). Many observe fasts, perform rituals in their homes and celebrate with specials dances. While these festivals are celebrated in different ways in different regions, for many they are most important time of worship in the entire year.

This time of spiritual focus can provide unique opportunities for cross-cultural workers and local believers to share the gospel, but it is also a time of great spiritual darkness, despite the celebratory atmosphere. Here’s how you can pray for Hindus, Hindu-background believers and workers seeking to plant churches among Hindus—during Navratri and beyond!

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Christar Prayer Calendars

At Christar we believe in the power of prayer! christar-prayer-calendarWe are passionate about our commitment to it! Did you know that every long-term Christar worker is required to have 100 people who commit to praying for them every day, before they can leave for the field? Prayer is essential to who we are and what we do! Join in partnering with us through prayer and in changing the lives of the least-reached!

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30 Ways to Make a Difference in the Lives of Muslims During Ramadan

30 Ways to Make a Difference in Lives of Muslims During RamadanRamadan, the ninth month on the Muslim calendar, is a month of fasting. This fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is considered one of the highest forms of Islamic worship.

During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims suppress earthly desires by abstaining from all food, liquid, tobacco and intimate relations from first light until sunset. This fasting is seen as an act of obedience and submission to Allah, as well as a means to atone for sin. Night becomes a time of feasting and socializing.

The month of Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for followers of Christ to make a difference in the lives of Muslims, both in our own neighborhoods and around the world! Below are 30 ways to learn, pray, act, give and go during Ramadan.

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