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Thought for the day
There is an Egyptian proverb that says, “He who has the bread has the whole of happiness.”
The story today in the prayer guide illustrates the importance of bread in Middle Eastern culture.
The Arabic for bread aish literally means life.
Of course the image of bread is also important to us as Jesus followers.
He told us to pray for our daily bread and spoke of himself as being the bread of life.
At the last supper he used bread as the ultimate symbol when he spoke of his body, broken and shared, given for the life of the world.
As Muslim friends and neighbours are going without food (bread) and spending more time in praying and reflecting on God, how might we offer spiritual bread?
What words of life could we share that will speak to those who are spiritually hungry?
Prayer for the day
Thank you Lord for your love, mercy and compassion; that your heart is to see many Muslims come into your kingdom. We pray that many will hunger for the one who gives life, and find you, the Bread of Life, who truly satisfies.
Choose a story about Jesus meeting a need (from the Gospels or a personal testimony) and plan how you would tell it to a Muslim friend. Pray for the opportunity, and be ready, to tell it.
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