Christians are being encouraged to pray for the Muslim world as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan gets underway. Open Doors is highlighting how the period of prayer and fasting presents "multiple challenges" for believers in areas such as the Arab Peninsula. The organisation, which serves persecuted Christians across the globe, is urging believers to use their 30 Days of Prayer resource. One Open Doors worker in Egypt said: "As much excitement as the Islamic holy month brings to Muslims, it does carry a great deal of burdens and concerns to the Christian community in Egypt. "It is a very long 30 days during which Christians in schools, work or public spaces will receive harsh looks and verbal harassments from fanatic Muslims because of their faith.