This song speaks of the journey of faith we’re on with God, and how that journey spans from creation to resurrection; from glory to glory. On our way, He takes us to places like Mauritania in prayer (or in person).
Let’s pray for those around the world (including you who are reading this) who have been moved by God to stand in faith for Mauritania and other unreached nations. May faith arise like never before as we keep fixing our eyes on Him. By faith, Mauritania will be saved. By faith, the church will arise from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight
By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand
A place where peace and justice reign
We will stand as children of the promise, we will fix our eyes on Him our soul's reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done, we'll walk by faith and not by sight
By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave
By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name
Pray this Psalm of David through a few times, as He leads. Each time, use the psalm to guide your intercession for one of the following “individuals,” as the Holy Spirit guides. Trust that He will help you pray for individual brothers and sisters in a significant way. May many Jesus followers in Morocco wake up this week to His strength and nearness. May they out in joy – “My Rock!”
- A worker needing encouragement
- A worker in transition, needing clarity about direction
- A new believer
- A believer who feels overcome by challenges
- A new seeker
Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples[a] under me.
Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath;
their days are like a fleeting shadow.
Part your heavens, Lord, and come down;
touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy;
shoot your arrows and rout them.
Reach down your hand from on high;
deliver me and rescue me
from the mighty waters,
from the hands of foreigners
whose mouths are full of lies,
whose right hands are deceitful.
I will sing a new song to you, my God;
on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
to the One who gives victory to kings,
who delivers his servant David.
From the deadly sword deliver me;
rescue me from the hands of foreigners
whose mouths are full of lies,
whose right hands are deceitful.
Then our sons in their youth
will be like well-nurtured plants,
and our daughters will be like pillars
carved to adorn a palace.
Our barns will be filled
with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
by tens of thousands in our fields;
our oxen will draw heavy loads.[b]
There will be no breaching of walls,
no going into captivity,
no cry of distress in our streets.
Blessed is the people of whom this is true;
blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.
Lord, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Libya today. When they go through the difficult times and anxiety, your unfailing love is their support. May they experience your nearness daily in a dark and violent world.
Killing & Displacement
"Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30
Over the past 3 weeks 7 Christians in the city of Arish in Northern Sinai where killed by terrorists from IS. Threats have been issued to the Christians living in Arish to flee or die. Hundreds of families started fleeing the city already. More details here.
Please pray for:
- Heavenly encounters with the terrorists that they would know the One and Only True Savior Jesus Christ just like Saul met Him on the road to Damascus
- The immediate cease of any further killings
- Safety and provisioning for the displaced and those who are unable to flee the city
- The Holy Spirit to comfort those who lost loved ones
- Integrity and wisdom for the Egyptian authorities. Sadly the issue has been mostly ignored by the officials
Father have mercy on this land and magnify the precious name of Your Son. Amen.
‘…for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things’. Psalms 107:9
Lord Jesus, lover of souls, we acknowledge that only you can satisfy the hungry with good things in Tunisia. Increase their hunger Lord, we pray!
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