Praying into the Night of Power

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What if in the space of one night all your prayers could be answered, all your sins forgiven and your destiny for the coming year established? Would you stay up all night and pray? Many Muslims will do just that next Wednesday because they believe on the Night of Power (Layla-tul-Qadr) those very things happen. 

The Quran says:
We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:
Peace!… This until the rise of morn! 

This night, which falls somewhere in the last ten nights of Ramadan, commemorates the first night Muhammad said he began to receive the Quran from the angel Gabriel. This year it happens on Wednesday, June 21st. 

It’s hard to over-estimate the significance of this observance for faithful Muslims. Many will gather in mosques and in homes for both organized and private prayer. There will be special Quran readings, introspection and fervent seeking of God. 

Given the importance ascribed to this night and the intensity of the spiritual situation, can I suggest we pray for Muslims particularly leading up to and during the Night of Power? Ask that as they seek, they would find the abundant life Jesus said he came to bring.

I’ve posted a document online called “Night of Power Prayer Wall.” Can I ask you to go there and quickly jot a prayer or two? Even if you’re not the type of person who usually comments, the rest of us will benefit from seeing your prayer and joining in it together. Click here to post your prayer and read what others are praying.

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