Call To Prayer

“‘And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:5-6 ESV

Viewpoint: The call to prayer is broadcast from mosque loud speakers five times a day throughout Saudi Arabia, proclaiming Muslim beliefs about God and Mohammed and urging Muslims to go and pray. Muslims recite memorized prayers that are almost chant-like; as they repeat, they perform specific movements such as standing, bowing, kneeling, and touching their foreheads to the ground at prayer time. Muslims believe that by praying five times a day as commanded by God, they will earn credit that will help their good works outweigh their evil deeds; they also believe they will receive a greater reward for going to the mosque and praying with others.

Prayer points: Pray to God, while Muslims all over Saudi Arabia seek redemption, that he will reveal Himself to them in such a way that they would desire to know Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Pray that believers in Saudi Arabia will remember to pray for the lost around them when they hear the call to prayer.