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URGENT PRAYER ALERT
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Special Conference Call on Monday, July 13
Covering Islam's "Night of Power"
at this "appointed time."
Date: Monday, July 11, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. EDT (adjust to your own time zone)
Conference Number: 712-432-0075
Access Code: 6149782#
For more details about this call, please go here.
To see an Islamic site for an explanation of the "Night of Power" here.
About Islam's "Night of Power"
The Night of Power: expecting God!
Muslims recognise many historic events that are significant in the story of their faith. None are more important, however, than remembering the initial revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad. This is the event recalled on the Night of Power, or Laylat Al-Qadr - also known as the Night of Destiny.
The story of Muhammad's revelation is told to Muslim children throughout the world and is an inspiration for them.
Muhammad would frequently retire to meditate in a cave on the outskirts of Mecca. He would reflect on how to solve the problems faced in the communities around him, particularly among the less fortunate, and how to address the rise in selfish and abusive behaviour in society.
In the month of Ramadan in AD 610, Muhammad was visited by the Archangel Gabriel. According to sources, Gabriel squeezed the Prophet to the point of death and commanded him, "Iqraa" - "Read!" Muhammad was illiterate and responded that he couldn't. This was repeated two times. Then Gabriel revealed the first verses of the Qur'an:
"Read in the name of your Lord who created - created man from a clot. Read: for your Lord is Most Bountiful, who teaches by the pen, teaches man that which he knew not." (Chapter 96, verses 1-5)
When Muhammad told a relative, who was a biblical scholar, about this, the relative advised him that he had been chosen as a prophet and was sent by God to call society to worship the One God and lead a righteous life.
To remember this event, Muslims spend the last ten days of Ramadan in increased worship, recitation of the Qur'an and fervent prayer, particularly for the forgiveness of sins. The Night of Power is understood to have occurred in this time, probably on this night (the 26th). Many Muslims believe that prayers prayed on the Night of Power are more effective and will be counted as a thousand times more beneficial.
It is a night for anticipating the revelation of God. Let's pray that it happens.
How can we pray?
Many Muslims have had dreams or visions of Jesus on the Night of Power. Pray that through Jesus many will come to have the revelation of God that they desire.
Pray for Muslims who are seeking revelation to have encounters with believers who can help them to understand the revelation we have of God through Jesus.
Pray that on this night of heightened expectation, many will find what they are seeking.
Verses to Decree
Verses to Decree for the People of Isalm
It is written:
"For their rock (i.e., the Kaaba at Mecca) isn't like our Rock, as even our enemies admit." (Deuteronomy 32:31)
Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!'" (Hosea 2:23)
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst." (1 Timothy 1:15)
Our Prayer for the People of Islam
Our Prayer for the People of Islam
Lord God, the men and women who are held captive by the lies of Satan in the teachings of Islam are, in reality, crying out to know their God.
We thank You, Lord, that on the "Night of Power," these lost souls will cry out to see You, and to know who You are.
Abba Father God, we ask You to answer their cries and to reveal Yourself to them in Your Glory.
We thank You that it is written in Hebrews 4:12 that "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
Today, we join forces under Your Blood-bought Authority, and we take up the Sword of the Spirit, and we sever asunder the sword of Islam, the scimitar, which has only one, long, single edge.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we now render the sword of Islam POWERLESS to hold these captives any longer. Abba Father, on this "Night of Power," we ask that You will cause the millions who have been held captive by the teachings of Islam to come to know the ONLY power that is greater than themselves . . . You, O Lord, our God.
We ask this in Your name, and under Your shed blood, amen and amen.
Binding Retaliation: a Prayer
"In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we bind up every spirit of:
And we bind every:
and mystery demon"
We thank You, Lord, that it is written,
"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 18:18)
Amen and amen.
(Source: "Placebo" by Howard O. Pittman)