Lovefast 1: A family fasts
By Chas from Mahabba Croydon
Thought for the day
I’m Zahrah, a wife, and mother to four young children, and this year again, I face thirty days of cooking special meals along with very little sleep.
When Ramadan falls in the summer, it’s particularly hard:
Get up to cook curry and chapattis. Lay the table
Wake my husband and other family who may be staying over
Eat the meal, finishing with a hot drink
Do our ‘namaaz’, praying we can keep the fast and not think about food
The men go back to sleep and, after clearing up, I can get a few hours’ sleep.
Get children up; school run; housework; cooking
Preparations for opening the fast
Open with dates, water and fruit, followed by dishes like biryani, pilau, samosas and pakoras
Wash dishes and clean up
Bed, after preparing another meal
Out of bed, in time to start all over again!
Inspired by today's entry from the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World entry
Further information about Lovefast and past entries can be found here:
Consider fasting in your own way for Muslims to come to know Jesus this month.
Prayer for the day
Think what it must be like in a Muslim family during Ramadan. Pray for your Muslim neighbour to find freedom in Christ.
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