Lovefast 29: Change
Inspired by 'The Komering of Indonesia' from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Thought for the day
The everyday lives of the Komering people of Western Indonesia have undergone rapid change over the past decade.
And there is no end in sight for the 'future shock' they are experiencing.
New roads are being built.
These will establish more connections between the Komering lands and the rest of the island of Sumatra.
Cellphone towers are popping up across the region, bringing the Internet to areas which had only just received landline phones.
Rubber and other traditional forest plantations are giving way to palm oil plantations.
Change is everywhere, and more and more young people are going to the city to seek their fortune.
Will a new generation of leaders avoid the traps of corruption and vain ambition, and instead pour themselves out for the good of their neighbours and communities?
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 during this tumultuous period, believers in the surrounding areas will have the wisdom to take full advantage of the changes occurring. May the gospel come in power to Komering men and women.
Take note of every product that contains palm oil in your homes: cosmetics, food, etc. Use these as a reminder of how the lives of the Komering are being ‘shaken up’.
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