During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating or drinking from sunup to sundown. This requires great self-control, but without knowing it, they are relying on the flesh as they seek to please God.
Pray that their fasting and praying would result in the transformation of their hearts as they are met by Jesus. Ask that good would replace evil in places impacted by ISIS.
Pray that members of ISIS would be ruled by a spirit of self-control. May this fruit, which is the culmination of the fruits of the spirit, be manifest in their lives. Pray that they would not act under fear or requirement, but out of a spirit-filled life of joyful relationship with God.
We can do nothing apart from Christ; pray that the Holy Spirit would flow so freely in the lives of ISIS members that they could exercise self-control over all the temptations listed in Galatians 5:19-21: “sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.”
When asked if he wanted to see what the Bible has to say about living a holy life, Jalil responded, “How could I not want that?” As he and his family studied God’s word, they determined that they had to share this way of righteousness with their tribe. Read their response in Seeking the Path of Obedience.