“About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, ‘Cornelius!’” (Acts 10:3).
Zira was born into a very devout Muslim family. Her mother taught her to pray toward Mecca five times each day. She learned to submit to her father and brothers, knowing that by doing so she was honoring her family. When she was of age, she began covering her hair with a hijab, believing that modesty brought honor to her and her family. She fasted during Ramadan. She gave alms. By all accounts she was a good Muslim.
But she couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more. With every bow of her head to the ground, she questioned if this was what God truly wanted. She watched her family as they worked hard to fulfill the requirements set by their religion. She wondered why it was so important to please this God who seemingly didn’t want to know her. She continued in her piety but silently questioned the emptiness in her heart.
Those questions continued to plague her heart until one night she was wakened by someone saying her name. It wasn’t a voice she recognized. From the safety of her bed, she frantically searched for the source of the voice. Her eyes settled on a man standing at the foot of her bed. Startled, she froze knowing that if her family found this man in her room she would be punished. As she summoned her courage to look at the man who had entered her room, she first noticed that light seemed to emanate from within him. As he said her name again, she was overcome with a depth of love she had never known before. When this man revealed himself to be Jesus, she knew she would never be the same. She knew she would do anything to continue following him.
Every day Muslims around the world are experiencing visions and dreams. Jesus is calling Muslims to himself. Let us pray that the hearts of Muslims are open to the truth in these dreams and visions.
- Pray for Jesus to reveal himself to Muslims through dreams and visions.
- Pray that Muslims will be open to receiving the message of Jesus through dreams and visions.
- Pray for Christian workers to be in the lives of those experiencing dreams and visions to share the gospel with them.
- Pray for Jesus to be glorified among Muslims.