"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Ramadan is observed by Muslims as a month of fasting from dawn-to-dusk and prayer to mark the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief.

This year, Ramadan will take place from May 27 – June 24.
We are inviting you to join us in praying for and with the Persecuted Church during Ramadan.

Here are 3 reasons why we pray during Ramadan:

1. Christians face increased persecution during Ramadan.
Believers who live in Muslim-dominated societies say that persecution is often heightened during Ramadan. If they decide to not fast, they stand out which brings unwanted attention. This can result in increased harassment or violence, so we pray for Christians in Muslim contexts at this time.

2. Jesus tells us to pray for our persecutors.
Islamic extremists such as Islamic State (IS) are some of the worst persecutors of Christians worldwide. Jesus instructed us during His time on earth to not repay evil for evil, but rather to pray for those who persecute us: "But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44) This month reminds us to pray for Islamic extremists that persecute Christians.

3. We desire for many Muslims to come to faith in Christ during Ramadan.
Many Muslims fast during this month in hopes of getting closer to Allah and are often more open to those sharing the truth of the gospel. We have heard countless accounts of Muslims coming to faith during Ramadan. We pray for God to work through His people around the world to share the truth of Jesus with Muslims during this time.

Will you pray?

Click here to download our Ramadan 2017 Prayer Calendar.


We encourage you to pray for the Persecuted Church regularly. Remember them in your daily quiet times, family bondings, bible study group, ministry gatherings, and church worship services.


To know their specific prayer requests and thanksgivings, get our latest monthly prayer calendars by subscribing to our Open Doors magazine. Go here to subscribe.