The Dongxiang are one of East Asia’s largest Muslim people groups, with a population of over 622,000 in China. Pray for China’s government as they seek to improve education levels in poor Dongxiang areas.
East Asia’s Muslims / 15 July 2021
China’s Muslims love to eat noodles and flat bread (like Nang 馕 and Bing 饼). Praise God that he cares for our needs and pray for his daily provision for 23 million Muslims in China’s Silk Road regions.
East Asia’s Muslims / 12 July 2021
Mandarin Chinese is the national language in China, but many from ethnic minorities don’t speak it fluently. Pray for good work opportunities for those who do not speak the national language well. Pray also for opportunities for them to increase their fluency in Mandarin.
East Asia’s Muslims / 09 July 2021
Isa (the Arabic name for Jesus) is honoured in the Qur’an and Muslims believe that he is a prophet. Pray that Muslims in East Asia will be curious about Jesus and will have opportunities to find out more about him.
East Asia’s Muslims / 06 July 2021
Praise God that He knows the language, location, and heritage of each people group. Pray for each person in each of the various Silk Road people groups in East Asia. May they discover that they are known and loved by God.
East Asia’s Muslims / 12 May 2021
Today is the great festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast. Families decorate their homes, prepare great feasts, new clothes are bought and worn and people visit their families. It’s a big celebration and after Ramadan ends many Muslims will try and keep up habits formed over the month. Ask God to help you keep praying his blessing on East and Southeast Asia’s Muslims beyond Ramadan.
East Asia’s Muslims / 11 May 2021
On the last day of the fast consider how Muslims have shown their devotion to Allah through fasting. Pray for local followers of Jesus to reflect on how they show their devotion to God.
East Asia’s Muslims / 10 May 2021
Muslims are preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a very different way to normal which may mean that they cannot be in community. Pray for patience and creativity through the extra hours spent in the home.
East Asia’s Muslims / 09 May 2021
“The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months” [Sura 97:3]. Muslims believe that on the night of power, Laylat-al-Qadr, the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated on one of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslims often stay up all night praying as they believe prayers on that night are more powerful and the blessings from Allah are more abundant. Pray for Muslims in the East and Southeast Asian regions to have opportunities to learn more about Isa (Jesus) who is honoured in the Qu’ran.
East Asia’s Muslims / 08 May 2021
Eid al-Fitr’ is the festival marking the end of Ramadan. Many people will buy new clothes or put on their best clothes for the festival, but for some this can be a challenge. Pray for those who may feel left on the edges of these festivals at the end of Ramadan, either because of their social position or financial circumstances.
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