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Thought for the day
Edgware Road is known variously to Londoners as Little Cairo, Little Beirut or Little Arabia because of the large number of Middle Eastern restaurants and shisha cafes that stay open late at night.
What is less well known is that Britain is home to over 350,000 Arabs from Somalia, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and other countries.
Most live in Greater London, especially in the boroughs of Brent and Ealing, though populations can also be found further afield in Cardiff and South Shields.
In the summer, about a million and a half wealthy Arabs vacate the intense heat of the gulf for the temperate summers of London.
They are also attracted by the shops, shisha cafes, restaurants and parks in areas like Edgware Road.
Living in and visiting London provides them with the freedom to consider the Gospel outside of the religiously restrictive nations they come from.
Prayer for the day
Pray for those struggling to settle in to the UK, especially refugees. Pray that Arabs will hear the good news and be filled with Holy Spirit.
Are you visiting London this summer? Why not add to your agenda visiting Edgware Road for an evening meal, or visit Regents Park during the day. Pray for an opportunity to share the good news with those you meet.
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