Note from the Network
This recent reflection shared by a UK missions leader is encouraging. We don’t always see the results of our praying, our reaching out in love - but we can be sure God is at work and responding to the prayers of his people. He’s moving in Muslim communities, working in hearts and drawing people to himself. Be encouraged! Our sowing in prayer and in love will reap a harvest.
Last month’s update introduced the restated Mahabba vision:
Loving all Muslims - A relational network giving Muslims the opportunity to find and follow Jesus
Enabling all Christians
Envisioning the Christian community
Engaging with Muslims
Mahabba, in the first place, is about encouraging prayer - helping to grow regular persistent prayer for Muslims. This happens primarily through:
Helping to start and support local prayer networks. There are now 60, and growing, local networks of prayer and ministry
Sharing ‘fuel’ for prayer. We can encourage, build faith and give thanks together through sharing across the network our testimonies and reports of God at work. We can stand together to pray for new initiatives, specific needs and current struggles. The new Discourse on-line forum will be a great place for this to happen from the new year. Also look out for the new Jumaa prayer updates coming in the new year
Ideas and models for prayer. A challenge for us all is keeping prayer focused and alive, and we need different ways to do that. Here are a few experiences from one local network:
Maybe something there could be helpful for your situation. May all we do be grounded in fervent prayer.
These updates will reflect more on the 4Es (encourage, enable, envision, engage) in coming months. Do add your thoughts and comments below. It would be great to hear something about prayer for you locally - struggles as well as successes. We want to be real in relating!
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