Presidential Elections

Presidential Elections 2018 

The presidential elections in Egypt should be held sometime between February and May 2018. More details here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_presidential_election,_2018
This election would have a lot of impact on Egypt. It's not clear yet who will run. There's even rumors of a motion to change the constitution to avoid having the elections in 2018. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/275469/Egypt/Politics-/Calls-for-constitutional-amendment-to-extend-Egypt.aspx
Please pray for
– God's plans for Egypt to prosper and come to pass
– Protection of the Egyptians against any manipulation and against any plans of the enemy 
– Godly wisdom and integrity to fill and guide the Egyptian politicians, government and current president (President Abdel Fatah El Sisi)
– Godly wisdom and fear of the Lord to fill and guide the church in this critical hour
– The body of Christ to seek the Lord and stand in the gap on behalf of the Egyptians 
Amen 

Pray for Tunisia: Friday, August 18

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Psalms 32:8

Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit is always present to instruct and teach your children. Thank you for the wonderful promise that your loving and watchful eye is also on your Tunisian children. May they find comfort in this knowledge every day.

Pray for Algeria: Thursday, August 17

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. Isaiah 10:1-2

Lord Jesus we remember the oppressive situation the peoples of Algeria live in and pray that righteousness will prevail. Cause those who bring about the oppression to be removed and replace them with peoples who have a heart for You and can rule with justice.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, August 16

The Lord is My Rock

Following up from last week: The referendum results are in. Over 80% voted for the changes proposed by the president, on a ballot that combined the “flag design change” and “abolishing the senate” into one “yes/no” vote. For further details, see this Washington Post article.

While political unrest continues, most peoples’ lives probably go on as usual. The heat, the dust, the toil continue.

Let us read through Psalm 18:1-19 as our prayer for Mauritania this week. May many encounter God as their rock and burst out in praise!


1 I love you, Lord, my strength
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help.
    From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears.
7 The earth trembled and quaked,
    and the foundations of the mountains shook;
    they trembled because he was angry.
8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
    consuming fire came from his mouth,
    burning coals blazed out of it.
9 He parted the heavens and came down;
    dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
    he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
    the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
    with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded.[d]
14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
    with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
    and the foundations of the earth laid bare
    at your rebuke, Lord,
    at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, August 15

Impossible

Eid el Kabir (or Eid el Adha) – the Feast of Sacrifice – will be celebrated in about 18 days. The ritual sacrifice is believed to be an important religious duty. Moroccans take great pride in their faithful observance of the Eid sacrifice.

As the nation prepare to celebrate this major holiday, let us speak God’s truth over this land and cry out for these truths to be made plain in people’s hearts and minds.

This week, we declare: "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." Hebrews 10:4

Let us repeat this verse as many times as you feel led, as you imagine it resounding over the mountains, valleys, highways, and coastlines of Morocco.

  • May many Moroccans be confronted with the impossibility of animal sacrifice to earn us any merit in God’s eyes.
  • May many encounter the certainty of salvation through Christ’s perfect sacrifice.

Pray for Libya: Monday, August 14

Please declare the following over Libya today:

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!

Isaiah 30:18

All May be One

All May be One
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
John 17:20-23
Father we echo this eternal prayer again before Your Throne. Father we know You answer Your Son's prayers (John 11:42). Father we pray this prayer over Your people in Egypt. Holy Spirit breath over Your Word in the hearts of Your people in Egypt from all backgrounds. You've been bringing into the Body of Christ many from different faiths and backgrounds. Many are risking their lives daily for their faith in Christ. Keep them safe, keep them rooted in Your Truth. Keep them rooted in Your love.
We declare they are one in You because Jesus asked for this unity from the Father who always answers Him. We pray this unity would be revealed. May the Body understand this supernatural unity that is not made by human effort but made by God's supernatural power in the Spirit. No human effort can create unity like the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one. It takes God and only God. Turn the Bride's eyes to her Bridegroom. Amen

Pray for Algeria: Thursday, August 10

Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. Acts 13:39

Holy God we are ever so thankful that we can be justified though the sacrifice of Your Son – open the hearts and minds of the peoples of Algeria that they too will receive the justification from the law.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, August 9

Referendum on constitutional changes

On August 5th, Mauritanians voted on “contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators could prompt slide [sic.] towards authoritarian leadership”  Full article on Al Jazeera English

Pray for the future of Mauritania as the nation goes through possibly drastic political shifts.

We occupy a powerful position as watchmen over Mauritania who are standing firmly on the truth that this nation belongs completely to the Lord

  • Thank the Lord for His good plans for Mauritania.
  • Ask for the Lord’s hand of mercy and kindness to rest on this land and be manifest in increasing measures.
  • Pray for peace, justice and hope to prevail
  • Pray for the president and politicians from all sides to be held back from corruption, and to serve the people in ways that are pleasing to the Lord