Lovefast 28: Divided

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

 

Daily verse

For I have come to turn

‘“a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law – a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.”
— Matthew 10:35-36, NIVUK
 

Thought for the day

Divided

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.

 

Daily action

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.

 

Your turn

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