The United Nations chief Antonio Guterres praised on Tuesday an agreement endorsed by Libya’s rival leaders to support elections as a “significant and welcome step forward” in the North African country’s political transition. Four powerful players in Libya, including UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and military leader Khalifa Haftar, agreed during a meeting in Paris to work toward holding parliamentary and presidential elections by December 10. SOURCE.
Father God, we know that you can channel the king’s heart in any direction that is pleasing to you. We bring all these role players in Libya to you and ask to work through them towards peace and stability, in Jesus name.
Through the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan Muslims in general become much more diligent in praying and fasting. The night of power (Laylat al-Qadr) is a very special night for them, more details on wikipedia.
Abba Father we pray for an extraordinary increase of the activity of Your Spirit, Your angels and Your intercessors. We pray millions of Egyptians would supernaturally encounter You and Your goodness. May they turn their hearts to You, The way and The Truth
In Jesus mighty we ask. Amen!
Tunis – At least 35 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday. The rescue operation was ongoing, the ministry said in a statement. The migrants were of Tunisian and other nationalities. Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya’s coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls. Source.
Lord Jesus, we pray for these desperate people that are like sheep without a shepherd and being abused by ruthless smugglers. Empower the authorities to bring the criminals to justice and tighten security that this evil practice will stop in Jesus name.
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison… Hebrews 13:3a Lord, meet the needs today of Algerian believers in prison for their faith in You. Help them to glorify You in their situation. Grant strength to their family member as they wait patiently for release.
Ramadan week 4: Blessed
During the month of Ramadan, faithful Muslims are consciously practicing what is prescribed to them in order to increase their chances of gaining forgiveness from God.
Pray for God to break through the blinding veil of religion and reveal the blessing of the Cross.
“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is not deceit.
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
Through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
My strength was dried up
As by the heat of summer.
I acknowledged my sin to you,
And I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’
And you forgave the iniquity of my sin.
Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
Surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him,
You are a hiding place for me;
You preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.”
Ramadan week 4: Ready To Be Found
“I’ve made myself available to those who haven’t bothered to ask. I’m here, ready to be found by those who haven’t bothered to look. I kept saying ‘I’m here, I’m right here’ to a nation that ignored me. I reached out day after day to a people who turned their backs on me, people who make wrong turns, who insist on doing things their own way.” Isaiah 65: 1-2 (MSG)
The Lord is reaching out to Morocco. He is ready to be found.
Pray over the overflowing crowds that attend Taraweeh prayers (“extra” Ramadan prayer time, after the breaking of fast) each night. May there be many who will find Jesus. May those who have their backs turned towards the Lord encounter Him face to face. There is nothing impossible with God.
Lord, as intercessors for this region, we ask that you
'… open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me' Acts 26:18
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15 Lord, help new believers around the world to recognize Satan’s deceitful tactics and the bitter root that will keep them in bondage. We pray against this root and ask in the mighty name of Jesus it not be allowed to manifest.
Ramadan Week 3: In a sun-scorched land
Temperatures in parts of Mauritania have gone up to the mid to high 40s (104-118 F) since Ramadan started. Many Mauritanians who fast from food and drink in this weather cannot afford adequate nourishment for their evening “break-fast” meal. There is also social pressure for nursing mothers and pregnant women to participate in the fasting, even though it is not considered required by the religion.
Lord, have mercy on your dear ones who are ultimately seeking to find secure refuge in Your love. Strengthen their bodies and breathe life into their spirits. May they know that the fasting that you seek is the kind that looses the chains of the oppressed.
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11
Ramadan Week 3: Pray for first encounters
In reply to the question: “Why are you fasting?” A Moroccan law student said: “ I always fast during Ramadan. Everyone is fasting.” It was a stretch for her to conceive of not simply fulfilling the requirements of a religion that she was steeped in.
Pray for young Moroccans like her, who are just beginning to grapple with the “why” questions about life and faith. Pray that God will courage and hunger to them, so that they will venture beyond the confines of religion, and say yes to an abiding relationship with Christ.
May this Ramadan be filled with first encounters with Jesus and may this song become the testimony of many Moroccans.
Fountains / J. Baldwin
I will never forget I met you
The moment you called my name
Pulled me out of the darkness
Gave me a promise
To never thirst again
All that I ever wanted
My heart has found in you
I have tasted life
Like you do
The fount that won’t run dry
Nothing satisfies like you do
I want all that You offer
Your living water
Drink from the endless well
I will sit at your table
Forever where You plan
All my fountains are in
All my hope is built on your love
All my fountains are in you
With every breath I live for you Lord