Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, May 24th

Since the Arab Spring, more and more people are expressing disillusionment with Islam. What they see happening around the world in the name of Islam, isn’t what they want either.

The Arab Spring has pointed out that there are masses of Muslim peoples who are disappointed and disillusioned with life. For these masses it is not surprising that they look to Islam, more religion, as their first default to what their hearts desire. God has placed a desire in us for life, truth, healthy relationships, for Him. Satan comes to kill and destroy. Satan is the father of lies.

Disappointment and disillusionment with every day life and with religion is a powerful thing. Pray that God will turn this disillusionment to seeking for Jesus who brings hope and life and freedom. Pray for protection over the young generation, that the might not get tricked into materialism, atheism, addictions etc.

Jeremiah 18:1-12 [below] talks about the rise and fall of nations in the hand of God.

How to pray:

  • Pray that in Morocco more and more people will be disappointed and disillusioned with Islam and an Islamic government.
  • Pray that Islamic spiritual leaders will express their own disappointment and disillusionment with Islam and that they will do this in humility.
  • Pray for a movement away from Islam and toward a relationship with Christ.
    God is the potter, may God shape the people of Morocco into beautiful pots that follow Him.
  • Pray for the Moroccans to “repent of its evil.” v.8

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

“Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’ But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. We will continue with our own plans; we will all follow the stubbornness of our evil hearts.’” —Jeremiah 18:1-12

Pray for Libya: Monday, May 23

Almighty Father, nothing is too difficult of big for you. We ask in Jesus name to remove the hearts of stone in the Libyan people and give them all a new heart of flesh, with your commandments written on it. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

Flight Crash

On May 20th an EgyptAir plane, en route from Paris to Cairo, crashed sadly killing all 66 people on board. Their nationalities were 15 French, 30 Egyptian, 1 British, 1 Belgium, 2 Iraqis, 1 Kuwaiti, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese, 1 Chadian, 1 Portuguese, 1 Algerian, 1 Canadian
The stories of the lost ones are heart breaking. Please pray for:
  • Holy Spirit condolences to the hurting loved ones. Some left little kids orphaned as both parents died on the plane
  • For people to cry out to God in these rough times instead of against HIM
  • Godly wisdom for the investigations and subsequent actions
  • God's protection for this nation and this region against all terrorism acts and even that HIS light would shine in the hearts of these terrorists 
  • This is the 3rd airline related incident in Egypt this year and it's definitely having a huge toll on the economy as tourism is one of the main pillars of the Egyptian economy supporting round 7 million people
Amen 
Blessings and thank you for your prayers. They really do make a difference

Pray for Tunisia: Friday, May 20

‘If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!’ —Luke 11:13; Ephesians 5:18

Thank you, Father for giving us your Spirit freely. May all Tunisian believers desire to be filled with your Holy Spirit daily.

Pray for Algeria: Thursday, May 19

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. —Romans 10:10

Lord we pray for the peoples of Algeria that they will believe with their heart and confess with their mouth that you are the God of salvation.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, May 18th

For Mauritanian Muslims most of the very basics of Christianity are so far out of their worldview. For them to think of God as Father or even more out there is Daddy (Abba) is really hard.

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” —Romans 8:15

Islam teaches that God the Father cannot have a Son. God cannot become a man. God cannot die on a cross. For them the God of all creation cannot dwell in their hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit. Their worldview does not allow some of the most basic truths that come from God’s Word.

How to pray:

  • Pray for the truth about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to grow right across Mauritania.
  • Pray that many Mauritanian Muslims would cry out “Abba, Father.” May they know Him as their Father.
  • Pray that they would know the Father, who sent the Son, and of His great love.
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would release Mauritanians from being slaves and living in fear to being adopted as sons.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, May 17th

Ten Thousand Bags of Gold.
Jesus tells Peter that we should forgive people 7 x 70 times, then he teaches about a servant that owed 10,000 bags of gold. This servant could never repay the debt he owned, that was the point of the story, we owe way too much to God and we cannot pay it back. We need mercy and forgiveness. (Full story below). Thank God for the forgiveness we walk in as believers in Jesus. But Jesus also calls us to be givers of forgiveness. The servant who owed 10,000 bags of gold would not forgive another servant for 100 silver coins. Pray that we would grow to be people that forgive the little things all around us because we have been forgiven our great debt.

“That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” Matthew 18:35

How to pray:

  • Pray for a great freedom of forgiveness to grow in the Moroccan Church.
  • May they forgive each other, family members, things in society, etc.
  • May a growing spirit of forgiveness be in the Moroccan Church.
  • Pray that people would show pity, release people from offences and show forgiveness.

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

“Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.

“But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

“But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.

“His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

“When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.

“That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”
—Matthew 18:21-35

Pray for Libya: Monday, May 16

Yesterday was Pentecost.

May your perfect, flawless word Lord, be like a fire in their hearts of Libyan believers. Empower them to speak your message boldly and be you witnesses, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Light

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (or overcome) it." —John 1:5

That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. —John 1:9

Jesus YOU are the Light of the world. You are the Light that gives light to every man. You are the Light Egypt needs. On behalf of this nation we bow down before You crying out “Come Lord Jesus come to this nation. Come and pierce the thick layers of darkness over our nation. Come and shatter the darkness that blind the eyes of my people. You are our ONLY hope”. Nothing and no one can overcome the True Light. Holy Spirit move hearts and sound Your calling over this nation.

Amen and Amen