Lovefast 28: Valley of Imams

Lovefast prayer and action campaign from the Mahabba Network

Day 28 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

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus...
— 1 Timothy 2:5

Thought for the day

Valley of Imams

imagine for many users of 30 days, this is the first time they have heard of Yemen’s “Valley of Death.”

I first heard about it some time ago from some of my Muslim neighbours.

They call it the “Valley of the Imams.”

They speak of Tarim, its main city, with reverence.

It is seen as a place where an extremely pure and mystical form of Islam has been preserved.

The teaching of the Sufi masters of that region are currently gaining a following among British Muslims.

They major on Muhammad as the great intercessor.

Before the war made Yemen inaccessible, a steady stream were going to Tarim to study.

The Sufi masters of the Hadramawt are gaining a following because Muslims in Britain are looking for more than they find in their mosques.

Let’s pray that they find Jesus, the mediator, our advocate and our intercessor before God.


Prayer for the day

Lord, reveal yourself to those seeking within Islam. May they discover that the Lord is their shepherd, and when they pass though the valley of the shadow of death may they discover you are with them to deliver them from evil and guide them to truth (Psalm 23).


Daily action

Find out about Sufism. Look online.


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Resources

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