Though they didn’t know where they would spend the night, Natalie* and her friends followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and traveled to a new town in the large Muslim nation where they live. They were there to intercede for its people and see who the Father wanted them to meet.

Discovering a small cafe run by a local Muslim woman named Miriam*, the ladies entered the fragrant cafe and ordered a bite to eat. They were glad when they had the opportunity to pray with Miriam, asking God to bless her business with many customers.

As they sat eating the delicious food, Miriam, her husband, and their little girl stopped by their table. “You guys asked God for me to have many customers,” Miriam declared, “and I’ve had non-stop business this afternoon!” Natalie shared that they pray for people as a way of loving their neighbors as they love themselves.

The women were then able to share a Bible story while Miriam and her husband listened eagerly. Miriam insisted that Natalie and her friends stay the night at their home (Read another story about how hospitality is practiced among Muslims) before more customers took the family back to their work. 

Later that evening, these young Christian women were able to meet many of the family’s relatives and neighbors at Miriam’s home. They stayed up late into the night chatting with their new friends.

Pray that the Lord would open up opportunities to study, discuss, and obey the Word together with Miriam and her community.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 that God “uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.” Please pray that, as Ramadan, the month of fasting, continues, Miriam and her family would be drawn by the delicious aroma of the knowledge of Christ and give themselves over to His Lordship.

*pseudonyms used