Christian Voice E-Alert Saturday 29th September 2007
A morning prayer meeting at the proposed megamosque site in West Ham, London E15.
Prayer changes things. Or rather, God changes things in answer to prayer. Less than a week after our September prayer meeting, the Times published an article showing how the hardline Muslim Deobandi sect, of which the group behind the megamosque forms part, is in charge of almost half of Britain's mosques:
Tablighi Jamaat, the group concerned, went on a charm offensive in July:
But Tablighi Jamaat was founded by a Deobandi scholar and it is undeniable that they are part of the Deobandi school:
government denials, Tablighi Jamaat sponsors and encourages terrorism here and abroad. Several British Muslim bombers have attended its schools and mosques:
, Tablighi Jamaat has virtually taken over the town of
, the location of its European headquarters, complete with mosque and Islamic teaching school or 'madrassa'. The mosque was built with the Saudi money of the World Muslim League (see just above 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing):
With the threat of a planning application for the megamosque any day now, the need for prayer at the site, which is less than a mile from the 2012 Olympic village, is urgent. Certainly, one can pray in church or at home, but the act of going to the site has a spiritual dimension. It focuses our prayer and the effort of going shows God our prayer is serious, an important matter when we are praying for miracles. And we believe our prayer is having results. It is being felt in the existing mosque, a collection of old industrial buildings, and our prayers for confusion have, we believe, already disrupted the megamosque plans. We have also prayed in support of local councillor Alan Craig, whom the Lord has placed in Newham's council chamber for just such a time as this:
Where and When: Meet outside West Ham Station from 10.00am to move off at 10.30am sharp on Saturday 6th October. We shall finish around 12.30. West Ham is between 20 minutes and half-an-hour from stations like
, Kings Cross and Paddington on the Hammersmith & City Line, Victoria on the District Line,
on the Jubilee Line, and is on the Essex-bound line out of
. If you go to multimap and enter E15 3BN you can see West Ham Station and the actual mosque site to the north-west of the station. Those coming from the west on the District line see the site on the left approaching the station. If you are late coming to West Ham, turn right and right again out of the station, walk a short way down Manor Road, cross the roundabout, turn right under the 'Greenway' sign onto a path, go left up the steps, then left again at the top.
We shall be overlooking the site, planning to praise the Lord Jesus Christ, seek the Lord for the United Kingdom, proclaim Christ's Lordship over our land, bring our broken nation and its suffering people before Him, pray for justice and righteousness, peace and mercy, and for national repentance. We may even blow a shofar! Love for God and for our neighbour is what motivates us, so while we shall pray against Islam, we shall also pray for salvation for Muslims and for them to be brought into the
by faith in the incarnate Son of God, the crucified, risen, ascended Lord Jesus Christ.
Please pray for good numbers to attend and please seek the Lord about coming yourself to the megamosque prayer morning.
Read Deut 5:6-21, 8:19; Psalm 10:16-18, 80:3-7; Isa 42:8, 56:1; Matt 4:10, 6:33; Rev 7:9-17, 19:1-16.