Lovefast 11: Terror

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Lovefast 11: Terror

By Georgina from Mahabba Cheltenham
Inspired by 'What about terrorism?' in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet

 

Daily verse

They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
— 1 Timothy 1:7, NIVUK
 

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

 

Daily action

Pray for anyone in your town or city who is being radicalised by terrorist ideology to be radicalised by the love of Jesus today

 

Your turn

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