Friday, November 22, 2019
Timothy was Paul’s colleague and assistant. When he was young, his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice modeled true lives of faith for him (Acts 16:1; 2 Timothy 1:5).
Nabila, Hoda, Latifa, Farah, Layla, and many others are Muslim women who have seen the light of Christ, received his grace and committed their lives to him. They have held their families together with the bond of love (Colossians 3:14), in the Spirit (Ephesians 4:3), and under the banner of Christ. They have raised their children to fear the Lord and worship him.
We pray that the example of Lois and Eunice will be repeated many thousands of times, that Muslim mothers will come to Jesus and, with determination and courage, raise a generation of children who are faithful to Christ and his Kingdom.
Lord God our Maker, you created families to be the building blocks of society. You designed and gifted mothers to carry babies, give them birth and nurture them. What genius! What brilliance!
We bring to you the millions of mothers in the Muslim world. They need you. They need to follow Jesus Christ, the only Savior and Lord. I pray that they will mirror and reflect your image of love and sacrifice, that they will do what governments and schools cannot do: bring their children to faith in Christ.
May they be like Rufus’ mother, about whom Paul says, she “has been a mother to me, too” (Romans 16:13), and like the mother and grandmother of Timothy. May they be a blessing to their husbands, to their children and to the Church of Jesus (Titus 2:4-5).
Protect their families from failure. May they be part of your divine plan to bring precious souls to freedom, joy and life in Christ. Amen.
Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table (Psalm 128:3, NLT).
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her (Proverbs 31:28, NIV).