Today, 3rd July, marks the 27th night of Ramadan, which known as “Laylat al-Qadr”, or “Great or Valuable Night”. It is also known as the “Night of Power”, and remembers the first night of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad by the Archangel Jibrail (Gabriel).
Muslims regard this as the most important event in history, and spend much of this night in prayer and worship. Prayers offered on this night are thought to be worth all the prayers of one thousand months, and many Muslims expect that on this night they will hear from God in their dreams.
Muslims often testify to the role of dreams in their life. One of these Muslims was a Pakistani taxi driver named Ahmed:
“What dreams have you had?” a Christian worker asked Ahmed. Ahmed’s eyes lit up at the question. “I have had this dream many times,” he said, “of a man glowing bright as the sun. I couldn’t make out his face, but he was reaching out to me in love.”
Taking an Urdu-language New Testament, the mission worker turned to Matthew 17, the account of the transfiguration. “Would you read these first two verses? I think you’ll find them interesting.”
Ahmed read the opening verses: “After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.” (Matthew 17:1–2).
Ahmed looked up at his friend, his eyes wide with amazement. “That’s the guy,” he said, “the guy in my dreams. Who is this?”
This Christian worker has learned to be a dream catcher for Jesus. He recognises that the Holy Spirit can use extraordinary means to reach Muslims.
“Jesus promised that ‘when the Holy Spirit comes, he will convict the world of sin, judgement, and righteousness’” he said. “Muslims are a part of that world, and dreams might be the way that God is convicting them of their need for Jesus.”
- Pray for Muslims on this Night of Power, that, as they genuinely seek God, He will reveal Himself to them through their dreams, and they will be encouraged to seek to know more of Jesus.
- Pray for dream catchers such as this Christian worker, believers who can help Muslims understand who is the “being of light” in their dreams, and how He longs for them to follow Him.
- Pray that many hearts will be turned to follow Christ over this Night of Power, and for communities to be transformed through the love and grace of Jesus.
Numbers 12 vs 6: “Listen to my words: ‘When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.“
Source: 30 days of Prayer; https://www.worldchristian.com