Lovefast 14: Feast

Lovefast prayer and action campaign from the Mahabba Network

Day 14 of 30

By Biddy from a local Mahabba group

Inspired by today's entry in the 30 Days of Prayer booklet, but with a UK twist!

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Daily verse

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
— Revelation 19:9

Thought for the day

Wedding feast

Just as in the 30 Days booklet, many Bengali Muslim weddings in the UK are lavish affairs.

Some families share the wedding expenses but traditionally one celebration is given by the bride’s and another by the groom’s family and there is a sort-of henna party too.

One young girl told me that her parents had spent £35,000 on car rental alone, and showed me photos of the very smart vehicles too.

Her parents lived in a modest 2 bedroomed terraced house in a northern town.

People go into debt but it is a matter of honour to entertain many friends and acquaintances well.

Jesus understood about weddings. One of the first miracles he did was at a wedding.

Although some Bangladeshis have come to know Christ in recent years many more don’t yet know the riches of a relationship with God through Christ and the promise of a heavenly feast.

Prayer for the day

May many Bangladeshis receive the invitation to the wedding feast of the Lamb and not be put off the by the cost!

Daily action

Read stages of planning a Bengali wedding and watch wedding highlights to get an idea of how elaborate weddings are. Decide now that if you are invited to Muslim social event, you will not chicken out!

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