Lovefast 28: Divided
By Chas from Mahabba Croydon
Inspired by 'The Gonja of North Ghana' from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Thought for the day
Families form strong attachments.
When someone considers becoming a follower of Jesus they are contemplating breaking these ties.
This is such a hard thing to do! Nevertheless, Jesus said it is the only way to grow as his follower.
It is also the only way that the rest of their family can have an opportunity to see the light of Jesus for themselves (Matthew 5:14-16).
Ramadan and Eid is a time when Muslim background believers are painfully aware of being separated from their families.
During Ramadan Muslims break their fast together, enjoying favourite meals and family time.
At Eid presents are bought for all the family. Rather like Christmas for us!
When a Muslim becomes a follower of Jesus all this is lost.
It leaves a gaping hole.
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
Pray that as Muslims put Jesus first in their lives that many others in their family would come to trust in Jesus too. Pray for strength and comfort for those who are separated from their families because of their faith.
What could you do to support followers of Jesus from a Muslim background? Consider inviting them for a meal, buying them a gift or simply calling them to ask how they are.
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