Lovefast 2: Cloth

Lovefast prayer and action campaign from the Mahabba Network

Lovefast 2: Cloth

By Ted from Mahabba's Network Team
Inspired by today's entry in 30 Days of Prayer, but with a UK twist!

 

Daily verse

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’
— Luke 10:29 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
 

Thought for the day

Cloth

Many years ago I lived in Brussels. Among other nationalities, there were Turks, North Africans and Iranians.

While there was usually nothing remarkable about the clothing the men wore, the women almost wore distinctive clothing that marked them as Turk, North African or Iranian.

The same was true in the UK. However, things are changing.

Many young Muslim women are adopting styles of head covering their mothers and grandmothers never wore.

New fashions are emerging which are distinctly Muslim but not associated with any particular national heritage.

This is all part of the rise of a truly British Muslim population.

For many the land of their parents is not in any sense home. Clothing that says “I am from Pakistan” no longer meets their need.

They grow up acquainted with secular culture, agnostics and atheists but very few have meaningful friendships with real Christians.

 

Prayer for the day

Lord give me (more) British Muslim friends!

 

Daily action

Watch this clip from the BBC - 7 questions British Muslims are tired of hearing.

 

Your turn

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Fellowship of Faith for the Muslims

Global Connections

Simply Mobilising

Hope for Muslims

Operation Mobilisation

Interserve

Open Doors

WEC

Interserve

Frontiers

London City Mission

Arab World Ministry

Elam

Frontiers Ireland

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