‘Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter’ Ecclesiastes 4:1 Father of all comfort, the people of Libya are oppressed and imprisoned by Islam, violence and corruption. Without you there is no hope or way out. Please reach down from heaven and scatter the enemy, in Jesus name.
‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’ Zechariah 2:4 Lord Jesus we pray for a great number of Tunisians to also be living in the heavenly city.
Then Samuel took a suckling lamb and sacrificed it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on Israel’s behalf, and the Lord answered him. I Samuel 7: 9 Father God, just as the prophet Samuel cried out to You and You heard and answered him, we too cry out for the those in Algeria who are crying out seeking the way of righteousness. Hear their prayer and answer the cry of their heart.
He Reached Down
“He the reached down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea.
He reached down into my darkness to rescue me!
He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to himself,
Taking me from the depths of my despair!” Psalm 18:16(TPT)
Thank you Lord for your hand over Mauritania. You are the God who reaches down. We pray that your mighty arm will meet yielding hands when you reach down to Mauritania.
We thank you that in your steadfast love and perfect timing, you draw Mauritanians to yourself. We lift you up as the only one who can rescue and save.
Show us what you desire to do among Mauritanians, and we will declare it in our prayers.
Education reforms: “Spirit of Pluralism”
A new legal framework for education reform in Morocco was approved on August 20 after a meeting of the council of ministers, chaired by King Mohammed VI. It is part of a strategic plan for development in Morocco between 2015-2030.
This document mentions the need to revise curriculum and pedagogic methods in order to facilitate “the development of intelligence and critical thinking” in children that will in turn foster “a spirit of pluralism.”
The tone of this document marks a definite departure from prevailing pedagogic practices in public institutions that value rote learning within a Islam-centric framework.
How may these proposed reforms intersect with God’s transformative work in Morocco in the next 12+ years?
Pray that the execution of these reforms will pave the way for God’s Word and ways to enter into all domains of Moroccan society.
Pray for a movement of God’s spirit among ministers, educators, curriculum writers, and the up-and-coming generation of young teachers in Morocco. We ask the Lord to do what “only He could do” in the field of education in Morocco.
Migrant and refugee situation
Having more than 700,000 migrants on its territory, Libya has recently refused to take in a group of 177 migrants stranded on an Italian coastguard boat off a Sicilian port after Rome insisted they would not be allowed to disembark.
Lord Jesus, our hearts cry out for these weary, burdened and desperate souls who are sent back and forth between countries who do not want them. Shine your face on them, Lord we pray and give them everlasting peace.
Moses stood before Pharaoh telling him The Lord says “Let My people go” Exodus 7 & 8
Today we stand as the Body of Christ from around the world commanding the enemy, at the word of the Lord, let The Lord’s go. Let The people of Egypt go. It is time. Break every chain and bondage. Abba release Your people Egypt. No power will keep Egypt captive. You have blessed her, who can turn Your words
We stand with You and roar with You for the land and people of Egypt.
Call her out to her destiny, to worship You. Call her out to rejoice in You
In Jesus mighty name we ask
Amen and amen!
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. (1 John 5:20) Father, we thank you for new believers in Tunisia, who now gained understanding of who you really are. May all their families and relatives also come to know you, the Way, Truth and the Light.
That is why we said, ‘Let us get ready and build an altar—but not for burnt offerings or sacrifices. On the contrary, it is to be a witness between us and you and the generations that follow, that we will worship the Lord at his sanctuary with our burnt offerings, sacrifices and fellowship offerings. Then in the future your descendants will not be able to say to ours, ‘You have no share in the Lord. And we said, ‘If they ever say this to us, or to our descendants, we will answer: Look at the replica of the Lord’s altar, which our ancestors built, not for burnt offerings and sacrifices, but as a witness between us and you. Joshua 22:26-28 Father God we pray with Joshua of old, may the descendants (ours and those within Algeria) share in the sacrifice and offerings of Your SON which provides salvation leading to eternal life with GOD the Father. AMEN
Justice Is Done
Beaten up, Robbed, Hospitalized? And the witnesses? Many as the grains of the sand: Kadiel is one; Ndoulla Ndyam Bele is one Even the birds can testify… But you forget that the chief Has his son as the judge And his son-in-law as interpreter.
Original in French, by Mauritanian poet, Oumar Ba (1921-1998)
For those who live the reality depicted by this poem, we pray for:
God’s justice to become a light to Mauritania, and for his arm to bring justice to this nation. (Isaiah 51:4-5)