Lovefast 20: Freedom

Lovefast prayer and action campaign from the Mahabba Network

Day 20 of 30

By Ted from Mahabba’s Network Team

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


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Daily verse

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favour has come.
— Luke 4:18-19

Thought for the day

Freedom

Juliette was just on her to visiting some newly arrived asylum seekers. “Have you seen the news?” she said. “It looks the next wave will be from China.”

She was referring to a rare report about the massive re-education programme imposed by the Chinese authorities on the Uighur (pronounced ‘wee- gur’) people, the Turkic Muslim population living in their homeland within China’s Western border. Credible sources are talking about a million or more people being detained. For example, see https://reut.rs/2CIHsyn

China has reason to worry about Uighur nationalism with a population whose ethnic and religious identity is distinct from the Chinese. There have been some terrorist incidents, but will these drastic actions produce peace?

Juliette was almost certainly wrong in thinking that we are likely to get a wave of Uighur asylum seekers. It would be a long way to come and they are being locked in.


Prayer for the day

Lord set these captives free from every captivity that oppresses them.


Daily action

Look out for news of the Uigurs on line. Ask your MP what the UK is doing about it.


Your turn

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Resources

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