He was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:20b-21
Father God we ask again that you manifest yourself to the peoples of Algeria – may they know that you indeed are the redeemer – the one who rose from the dead to accomplish the forgiveness of our sins and bring us an eternal hope.
“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” Genesis 1:3
Today, we lift up neighbourhoods, villages and towns in Mauritanian where no one has heard about Jesus yet. We turn our hearts to the isolated places, the sandy desert settlements and forgotten corners of big cities.
- We pray for the first entrance of Your Word.
- We pray for your love to be made manifest.
- We pray for you to guide workers to these places.
- We thank you that you are paving away for your own “grand entrance.”
- We declare that what you say, will be.
“Let there be light” in Mauritania.
Jesus, we proclaim that You will be enthroned upon the praises of a thousand generations in Morocco… if You should tarry that long before your glorious return.
We sing to You and You alone. We fix our eyes on You, we will not look away. We love to see Your delight as you sit enthroned in your rightful place. We know that our voices echo heaven as we praise Your name. Arise, Morocco, and join this song!
We've come to join the song
Sung long before our lives
To raise our voice along
Heaven and earth alike
We've seen Your faithful hand
Your mercy without end
A King who bled and died
A God who sacrificed
Be enthroned upon the praises
Of a thousand generations
You are worthy, Lord of all
Unto you, the slain and risen King
We lift our voice with heaven singing
Worthy, Lord of all
All through this life we lead
And onto eternity
Our endless praise, we'll cry
Jesus be glorified.
Highest praises, Lord of all
We pray today that Libyans will hear you calling them from darkness into wonderful light.
“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.” —Psalms 45:1-2
For Egyptians religion is a big thing. A person’s religious belief (Christian or Muslim) is noted on their national ID. Religion is part of the government and is taught at schools. Religious leaders are treated with great respect and honor. Religious feasts are very carefully observed. Islam is carefully observed even in businesses where there’s always a place dedicated for prayers and prayer times are carefully observed. Religion is obvious in the way many Egyptians talk, dress up, greet each other, name their children and even the stickers on their cars!
This religious spirit is shouting fear in the face of Egyptians. The image of God is that of a scary distant supernatural being. Definitely not One who is fairer than the sons of man.
Father we stand before You asking You to display to the Egyptians (Muslims, Christians, Bahais, Atheists, etc….) who You really are. Show them Your Son who is fairer than the sons of man. Holy Spirit help Egyptians really fall in love with Jesus and honor God out of love not fear. Father turn the hearts of the Egyptians to Jesus
On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.
As intercessors Lord, we pray for Tunisians to come to your Holy Mountain where all people can enjoy rich foods and choice wines. Thank you Lord for wanting all to be restored, healed and saved.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4a
Heavenly Father we thank you for Your Word. Your Word promises us comfort is all our trials. As the people living in Algeria experience tribulation, may they question the validity of a religion that brings so much fear and destruction and turn to the GOD of all comfort. As a result of there questions, may they find true comfort in the midst of trials who is the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
A drink for the thirsty.
A recent news article reports that a Qatari charity will be building wells in some Mauritanian regions where people have been in dire need of drinking water. Let’s use the information in this article to pray for the some of villages that are named.
Lord, we lift up these Mauritanian villages. We don’t know much about them, but we lean on You, Holy Spirit, to guide us in our prayers.
We are thankful to know that the inhabitants of these villages now have access to safe drinking water. We pray that their spiritual thirst will also be quenched.
May there not only be new wells in Mauritania, but a welling up of eternal life as thirsty hearts encounter the living water!
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14
Love for Enemies
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." Matthew 10:43-45
Jesus shows us the majesty of our God; unfailingly compassionate, perfectly just, and eternally Good.
How are these words resonating in Morocco, and in neighbourhoods across the world where Moroccans and other Muslims live? How is Jesus leading us across “enemy lines” in love?
Father, we cry out over Morocco and in communities around the world where Moroccans live:
- Release love that will break down every wall of division
- Let the church arise in prayer for those whose heart carry offense towards You. Move us to pray, lead us in our intercession
- May the church arise to “be” your children, not just in word, but in everything we do, think and feel
Capture hearts with your love this week, O Lord, all across Morocco, and among Moroccans around the world. May many who are against you experience your transforming love.
See, a king will reign in righteousness
and rulers will rule with justice.
Each one will be like a shelter from the wind
and a refuge from the storm,
like streams of water in the desert
and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. Isaiah 32:1-2
Father God, you are the king of righteousness, shelter in the storm and the stream in a desert land. May Libyans realise who you are and run to hide in you.