Lovefast 30: Love


Lovefast 30: Love

By Elliot from Mahabba Derby
Inspired by 'France: praying for those who persecute you' from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet


Daily verse

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
— Matthew 5:44, NIVUK

Thought for the day

Remembering birthdays, special events, and celebrations are all tricky for me - even if these happen every year.

I’m not good at sending cards or buying gifts.

So it will be no surprise or huge confession to state that to be honest I’m not much good at loving my friends.

Yet Jesus tells us to go even further and tells us to love our enemies.

It’s not a suggestion, a handy hint, a possibility but a command.

Not only did Jesus instruct us with his words but he lived out his life as an example.

One response to extremism is fear of others - xenophobia.

Another response is love of strangers - phileoxenia.



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 for courage to live out this teaching today.


Daily action

Read this challenging article:



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