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The Hajj this year is next week, September 21-23. Every year, over two million Muslims go on this pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform sacred acts and follow in the footsteps of their prophet, Mohammed. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and should be taken by every Muslim if possible.
PTAP wants to encourage the world to pray during this crucial time. To help you pray, please visit PTAP's website and watch a video on the Hajj. You can also download prayer materials that will help you pray in detail.
One of the main beliefs of the Hajj is that Allah will forgive all sins. Pray that the Muslims who go will have dreams and visions of Jesus during these three days and that they would find that true forgiveness of sins can only be found in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pray all of Hebrews 9 - no rituals or sacrifices can atone for sins, only our High Priest, the Mediator of a new covenant, can bear the sins of many.
On September 11 last week,
a crane fell falling on worshippers in the Grand Mosque in Mecca where the Hajj takes place. More than hundred people were killed. This has caused different responses. Some think it is a blessing that these people died praying in the most holy place and that they will go straight to heaven. Others think of it as a punishment from God. Pray that it will make people think and seek the Truth of Jesus Christ.
And continue to pray for Yemen. "Our family is starving" - Pray for the many in Yemen who are hungry. Pray that money for them to buy food will be sent from friends and aid organizations outside of the country. Pray that their needs will be met. Jesus offers the "bread of life", to all who ask for it. Pray that these needy people will not only be physically fed but also hear the news of a Savior who will meet their spiritual needs.