|This is the life-long aspiration and spiritual climax for 1/4 of the world’s population: The Hajj – the fifth pillar of Islam (August 19 – August 24).
What is the Hajj?
· Every Muslim who is able is required to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca (the birthplace of Islam) at least once. Pilgrims will perform sacred rituals and follow the steps of Muhammad.
Why do Muslims do this?
· It is required of them
· To seek forgiveness of sins and a chance at eternal life
Why does this matter to me?
· Because Jesus loves Muslims and died for them
· Because this is an incredible opportunity for Jesus to reveal Himself to seeking pilgrims
What can I do?
· COMMIT to strategically praying for Muslims each day of the Hajj this week!
Millions are seeking forgiveness and eternal life from a god who will not answer. Your prayers during this crucial time could change someone’s eternity. May Muslim pilgrims encounter Jesus – the Living Water – and be forever satisfied.
— from PrayerCast