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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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Subscribe to the Christar Prayer Calendar

Subscribe to the Christar prayer calendar on your phone or computer! Receive the updates to your device daily, so you do not forget to pray.

Download or subscribe to the Google Calendar on any of your devices to receive the prayer requests on your computer, cell phone or tablet.

 

Telling the Truth: Responding to Common Muslim Objections to Christianity

If you have talked with a Muslim for any length of time about your faith and theirs, you have probably encountered one or more of the following objections to Christianity. Below are some ways to respond to these common Muslim objections.

While you will want to be prepared to answer these objections, remember that your goal is not to win an argument, but to win a person to Jesus. So be prepared to give a simple answer and continue to share and live your faith faithfully before your Muslim friends, whether or not they accept your explanation. 

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Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think The least-reached may be closer than you think: over 10 million least-reached people live in the United States alone! Below, B. Barron, a Christar worker who served for 12 years in Turkey and is now serving in the Christar U.S. office, shares her encounter with a least-reached woman, as well as several practical tips for reaching out to the least-reached in your neighborhood.



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