The purpose of 30 Days is to call Christians to pray with love and respect for Muslims around the world. In doing so, we hope to see:
- Christians gain a better understanding about Muslim people, their faith and their various, diverse cultures.
- An increase in efforts to respond with love and compassion to the needs of Muslims around the world.
- A greater interest in Jesus among Muslim peoples.
We do this by hosting an annual prayer event coinciding with Ramadan each year, and creating a prayer guide that enable Christians to pray regularly.
Who is 30 Days Canada?
We are a small group of Canadians who believe God has big plans for bringing peace, hope, and transformation to Muslim communities in Canada and beyond.
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How did 30 Days begin?
The origin of the idea to pray and fast for the Muslim world came about as a group of Christian leaders were praying during a meeting in the Middle East in 1992. God emphasized to them a call to encourage as many Christians as possible to see the Muslim people of the world through His eyes and pray for the Muslim world.
How Many People or Countries Are Involved?
The 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World prayer guide is produced in many languages each Ramadan and distributed from regional or national offices around the world. Millions of Christians have joined together in prayer, across denominations, languages, and cultures to pray for the Muslim world since we began.
This prayer event is planned to coincide with the Islamic month of Ramadan because it is a time when Muslims themselves are praying. Ramadan is a great way for Christians to remember to pray. When Christians hear in the media that Ramadan is coming, it reminds them to pray.
We have seen that Christians take their own prayer more seriously as they see their Muslim neighbors fasting and active during Ramadan. Spiritually, Christians can relate to Muslims in our shared practice of fasting and praying – and breaking the fast together is a great opportunity to get to know one another better!
How Do You Create The Prayer Guide?
Each year people from all over the world work together to provide new information, statistics, stories, and photographs for the 30 Days Muslim World Prayer Guide. Each person contributes a unique insight into the needs of the Muslim people they live and work among. They are certainly not scholars who have a distant understanding of Islam, but rather a group of people who have a passionate love for those they serve.
The 30 Days International team then puts together the text, graphics and layout that is then released to the national teams to translate and print and distribute how ever they can.
What Is The Purpose of the Prayer Guide?
The purpose of this prayer guide is simply to motivate and inspire the reader to pray. Each article of the prayer guide contains enough content to provide a brief overview and up-to-date information about a specific people group or issue. We strongly encourage our readers to seek further information in addition to this prayer guide. There are many excellent resources available, some of which are listed on our Recommended Reading page.
What do Muslims think about the 30 Days of Prayer?
Over the years we have heard that many Muslims have come to respect the purpose of the 30 Days. Both Christians and Muslims pursue God in prayer and we can agree that prayer is important. Muslims appreciate the love and respect Christians have for them, and it is our goal to be honoring and respectful in our prayers for Muslims and their unique needs and challenges.
How Can I get involved?
Our passion is to know God and to make Him known. Our focus is on praying for Muslim people groups. Our work is creating resources for Christians to pray.
Will you pray? We invite you to help promote the 30 Days event in your church, family, or circle of friends.