Lovefast 12: Weddings
By Phil from Mahabba Woking
Inspired by 'I want to get married!' in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Thought for the day
Or even better you may have attended an Eastern wedding yourself.
Every bride is a princess (rani) and every bridegroom a prince or king (raja).
They are very colourful, and exotic affairs and guest are highly honoured.
They reflect the communal culture of the East, with an emphasis on honour, and putting on a good show.
No expense is spared.
And a lavish banquet is the order of the day, whether the Hui Muslims of China (who we are praying for in #30dop) or maybe its your local British Asian friends in Solihull.
Jesus attended a wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11) and his mother had an eye for detail.
This is where he performed his first miracle, so that the banquet and celebration could continue and no one would be shamed.
It also led to the deepening of faith and ongoing discipleship for many of the attendees.
Jesus does his work both unusual and everyday circumstances.
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
Light a candle and write names of all couples you know who have just married. Pray that God would bless marriages and relationships in the Muslim community. Whenever you see a wedding party pray a quiet prayer of blessing upon them.
When you visit an international friend ask to see photos of their family, their wedding or pictures of where they are from. Share some of your own pictures with them. Pictures can speak a thousand words
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