and I applaud

There is a movement underway, and has been for a few years, to highlight prayer for Muslim evangelism during this time known to Muslim’s as Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest of months for Muslims and they spend the month in fasting and spiritual reflection. Interestingly enough, a coalition of evangelicals – nay Baptists – are condeming the efforts. While I’ve considered there arguments (found here) I find them to be lacking. I, for one, applaud these efforts and plan to engage in concerted prayer during this time, myself.

What do you think?

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

2 thoughts on “and I applaud

  1. What do I think? I think it is a great idea. If we would do as much praying for Muslims as we do talking and arguing matters that are trivial, God might seem fit to actually answer our cries and pour out his blessing upon the Muslims of this world. But no, we would rather give ourselves to trivial pursuits. Thanks for the prayer reminder and what really matters.

  2. We must be praying!!! I applaud as well. The key always is the motivation of the heart. If the group communicating publicly about their efforts is doing so to glorify themselves or to demean others, then there is a problem with that group. Nevertheless, there never is a problem with selfless, honest, God-honoring prayer for His will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, for the unsaved to be saved, for us to draw nearer to Him.

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