18th March 2017
40 Days Of Prayer To Answer The Cry
QUESTION: How are you finding your journey through Lent? Are you able to make space and time for study and reflection, or are you grabbing little moments of solitude here and there? If someone were to ask you to share what you are learning, or even your full testimony of faith, would you be ready, willing and able to share... and serve?
"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind." Philippians 2:1-2
Disillusioned with the view of God she had been taught, Karema began searching for spiritual answers as a young graduate. The wonder of God humbling himself and coming into the world as a man, sharing our experiences and pain, was crucial in Karema’s journey of accepting Christ as her Saviour.
When her community learned of her belief in Christ, Karema realised she was in danger and fled her home country of Egypt. She is now ministering to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, meeting practical needs and teaching the Bible to those hungry for spiritual truth, as she was once herself.
Karema shared her story with SAT-7. She says, "They asked ‘Why are you so kind to us, what is behind this?’ so we explained how Jesus had put in our hearts to go and help the strangers."
PRAY: for Christians seeking to minister God’s love to those suffering around them. Ask that God will protect them as they serve him in difficult situations and that they will be encouraged in their faith by SAT-7 programmes. Pray that their actions will cause those they are serving to look to God as the source of all comfort and compassion.
*name changed, image for illustrative purposes.
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