When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
Father we pray for more ‘Peters’ in Tunisia to feed and care for your sheep, in Jesus Name.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the Promised Land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. Hebrews 11:1-14
Lord Jesus we pray that just as Abraham trusted you long ago and by faith believed you to be faithful, we pray for faith for Your children in Algeria – give them the faith to see You as the promised ONE, faith to know that those who seek You will be rewarded with an eternal inheritance.
Strength in Weaknesses
"But he said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
Let these verses help us in holding up our precious brothers and sisters in Mauritania in prayer. We pray especially for those who are feeling weak and discouraged.
Lord, we stand with our brothers and sisters. We lift them up to You. Rain down grace and refreshment over them.
- May they know Your perfect power.
- May they know Your abiding strength.
- Pour out joy.
- Show them Your nearness and care in special ways this week.
Jesus, thank you that you’re walking with them. Jesus, their sacrifices and offerings are all for You. May they know Your pleasure and leadership as they press on with a hope in a dry land.
Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, May 2
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!‘” Mark 13:32-37
There is a shared sense among some brothers and sisters that a powerful move of God is imminent. We don’t know when, we don’t know how, but we will keep listening and discerning. We want to have eyes so fixed on Him that we’ll spot His every move.
Father, we ask for sharpness of vision, zealous patience and joyful expectancy. .
Strengthen us so we can stay on guard; to see what You’re doing, and to hear what You’re saying.
Wake us up and keep us awake, so we can stay alert.
Forgive us for all the times we’ve chosen to “fall asleep.”
Bless us with endurance and unity for such a time as this. May we watch well, together.
May encouragement increase among Brothers and Sisters. May we spur each other on, even as we wait for You.
Jesus, thank you that you are ever interceding for us even as we wait for “that day.”
"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing." 1 Peter 3:8-9
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Morocco to have:
- Unity of mind: for a profound, supernatural, transforming Oneness
- Sympathy: for hearts to be tuned to each others’ sorrows and joys; overflowing with encouragement
- Brotherly love: for restoration of broken relationships and thriving fellowship
- A tender heart: full of affection and openness towards the Lord and to each other
- A humble mind: eager to grow, quick to turn away from pride
May the prayers and declarations of the Moroccan church become a powerful fountain of blessings for this nation.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:30-32
Lord Jesus, we cannot thank you enough for promising to always walk with us. Open the eyes of Libyans to realise who you are, make their hearts burn with excitement when seeing the Word in flesh.
Out of Egypt
Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord : “Israel is My son, My firstborn. So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me... ” Exodus 4:22-23
“When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. Hosea 11:1
The Lord called Israel HIS first born out of Egypt. Called them out of slavery and brokenness to worship the One and Only True God.
The Father called Jesus out of Egypt.
In this hour in history The Father is calling HIS sons and daughters out of Egypt. Calling HIS people Egypt (Isaiah 19) to HIM. HE is calling a nation with all its people, generations, backgrounds, beliefs and ethnicities
Holy Spirit we stand with You calling out Your people Egypt. Open the hearts of the Egyptians. Set Egypt free, release her to love You and worship You with all her heart, all her mind, all her soul and all her strength. Set her free to become her divine destiny: Your People
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:26-28
Compassionate, merciful, loving and patient Lord, we praise you for reaching out to all who doubt. We know it is your desire that all should believe and be saved. We call on all those in Tunisia who have doubts about you to just believe, in Jesus name.
Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, who has delivered me from all harm —may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the earth.” Genesis 48:15-16
Lord Jesus we ask that just as Joseph prayed long ago that you would be the shepherd and bless his sons, we pray for Your sons and daughters in Algeria –they too need you as their Guide. As we ponder your sacrifice as the Shepherd who laid down his life for all, we desire that you be revealed as the Savior granting those who believe a place in Heaven with you eternally.