Lovefast 11: Terror
By Georgina from Mahabba Cheltenham
Inspired by 'What about terrorism?' in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Thought for the day
The news behind the news
The news from Syria has not been good for nearly five years now.
Scenes of terrified people, bombed out cities, and ever sprawling refugee camps record the latest installment of man’s inhumanity to man.
ISIS or Islamic State, and the attempt to wrest Middle Eastern cities from their grip looms large while European cities face new forms of terror.
Jaded broadcasters now regularly use the word, ‘apocalyptic’ and the phrase, ‘the world is a more dangerous place’ is a mainstay of political broadcasting.
Yet, we see glimpses of transformation in amongst the horror.
Islam is in crisis and Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus like never before, as described in the books Fleeing Isis, Finding Jesus (2017) and A Wind in the House of Islam (2015).
Many Muslim-background believers testify that they started to question their Muslim faith after the 9/11 attacks, or other atrocities executed in the name of Islam, eventually leading to encounters with Jesus.
Terrorism feeds the 24-hour news cycle but if you look carefully, there is a different news story behind the news.
Today's entry in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Inspiration for today's entry - click to open
Prayer for the day
Pray that where old certainties are breaking up people may be released to turn towards Christ
Pray for anyone in your town or city who is being radicalised by terrorist ideology to be radicalised by the love of Jesus today
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