Today, the set prayer Sylheti Musims will be praying is:
“O Allah, on this day make my fasts the fasts of those who fast sincerely, and my standing up in prayer of those who stand up in prayer obediently, awaken me in it from the sleep of the heedless, and forgive me my sins, O God of the worlds, and forgive me, O one who forgives sinners.”
The stated desire in this prayer is for a spiritual awakening which will lead to sincerity and obedience in religious practice, acknowledges sin and seeks forgiveness from the “God of the worlds”. Those who are “heedless” are those who waste their lives with things that won?t result in salvation in the life to come.
As this prayer is prayed, may God bring about a true spiritual awakening among Sylhetis everywhere! May He reveal to those who feel the weight of their sins and who are earnestly seeking forgiveness, that salvation can be found in Jesus the Messiah.
1 Timothy 1:15-16. This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”, and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.