Thursday, September 13, 2007

30 Days of Prayer - Day 1

30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World                     Ramadan 2007 / 1428:  September 13 - October 12

Called to Prayer 5 Times Daily

   in Algiers, capital of Algeria, North Africa

For Thursday, 13 September, Ramadan 2007. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

Several men in the bustling streets of Central Algiers started to move toward the local mosque. Rachid was not in the habit of participating in the prayers, even on Fridays. However, the recent death of his uncle had made him start reflecting about his religious duties. He also needed to get married. His late evenings partying with his young friends in neighbouring Tipaza were probably going to have to end. Rachid knew that the seriousness of life would soon overtake him.

All over the world Muslims are called to prayer five times per day. In many cities it is possible to hear the call from dozens of local mosques at once. In the early morning the phrase "Prayer is better than sleep" is added to the call.

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Prayer requests:

  • Over two million people live in greater Algiers. There are possibly several hundred Christians from a Muslim background among the Arabs and Berbers who make up the population. Several thousand new believers in the Messiah live among the Berbers of Kabylia a few hours to the east of Algiers. A 2006 national law essentially forbids any Christian evangelism efforts (Acts 5:27-29).

  • Many of Algiers’ young people are torn between western youth culture and their traditional roots. May they find the Father. (Luke 15:11-32).

  • Pray that house groups may flourish in the city and suburbs (Acts 20:20, 21:8, 28:30, Romans 16:5).

  • Please note that the word Allah is used by Muslims and almost all Arab Christians when referring to the God of Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus. However there are profound differences in Muslim and Christian understanding of the God of Abraham (see our Understanding Islam articles).

+ Google Map Link: Algiers, Algeria, North Africa

+ YouTube Video Link: 7.19 minutes, video of the beautiful places in algeria

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