Intercession is a journey into the presence of God. Long for God's kingdom to come and for his will to be done as you lift up the names of the peoples of Central Asia.
Download and print your invitation to join IMB personnel working with Central Asians in a day of prayer and fasting on June 18, the first day of Ramadan. May God open many eyes to the beauty of the gospel of grace.
In the 10th century, Tatars converted to Islam. Six centuries later, the Muslim Tatar people suffered atrocities “in the name of Jesus” at the hands of Ivan the Terrible. That dark period of Tatar history continues to be an obstacle to the gospel after more than 500 years. Join in prayer and fasting on April 26.
July 06, 2015
Tajiks of Afghanistan The date of Ramazan (the Persian form of Ramadan) is determined by the lunar calendar, and this year it began on June 18. By now, the Tajiks are about halfway through the Islamic month of fasting. This year, it's falling on the longest and hottest days of the year, and the Tajiks are fasting from sunup to sundown. They are not to allow anything past their lips during this time. They wake up early in the morning (around 2 a.m.) to have a meal and must complete this meal before sunup (around 5 a.m.). Why are Tajiks fasting for 30 days? They are trying to earn merit for their salvation so they can go to heaven. The last 10 days of Ramazan (July 7-17) are an important time for Tajiks. They believe that during this time, on one of the odd-numbered days, the angel Gabriel gave the Quran to Muhammad. Therefore, anyone staying up to pray or read the Quran during these days will receive 1,000 times more merit. Because many will be staying up and praying for God's blessing, this is an important time to pray that the God of truth and mercy will reveal Himself to the searchers. As they cry out for compassion from God, pray that God will use dreams and visions to lead them to the great gift of Jesus, the Savior.
Behind the Ottoman glory, behind the gleaming waters of the Bosporus, and behind the postcards, the neighborhoods of Istanbul are in desperate need of the Gospel. Learn about twelve of Istanbul’s districts and pray for God to work for His glory in Istanbul’s neighborhoods.
Women serving in Central Asia invite you into their world, sharing with you some of the issues and deep hurts revealed when women gather around a steaming pot of tea. This booklet includes a guide to hosting a prayer tea.