‘Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.’ Psalm 107:13-14
The Libyan Dinar is very weak and there is often a shortage of cash. This is partly due to corruption and creates serious problems for ordinary Libyans. Employment is low, criminal gang activity high and difficult to start a business or attract any foreign investment.
Lord Jesus, we pray for those in authority to find solutions to the economic challenges. We pray that Libyans would seek and find you, the Prince of Peace and Provider.
The Lamb of God
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"John 1:29 NKJV
Abba we stand in agreement with the Truth crying out:”Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, who takes away the sin of Egypt.”
Father we declare this Truth in heaven and in earth. We declare this Truth in the spiritual realms of Egypt and the Egyptian people. Egyptians listen to the Truth, come to the Truth and be healed. Come and find true peace and rest. There is only one way to the Father.
Holy Spirit magnify Jesus, the Lamb of God, in the eyes of the Egyptians. Abba shake every other god that Egyptians choose to lean on. Abba send Your angels with the Truth like You did with the shepherds when Jesus was born. Abba send workers for the huge harvest.
Holy Spirit turn the hearts of the Egyptian people back to the Lamb of God
This week many Tunisians and North African Muslims will have travelled to Mecca on a Hajj to receive the forgiveness and be cleansed of sins. Many pointless rituals will be performed to follow in the footsteps of Mohammed. Today the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ or Eid Al Adha will be celebrated to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismael.
…so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28
Lord, we pray that you will unveil the minds and open the eyes of all the pilgrims to Mecca and throughout the Muslim world.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” Psalm 91:1-7
Heavenly Father, thank You for being a refuge and fortress even to the peoples of Algeria! a God in whom they can trust. Thank You for walking with them, promising that when they put their trust in You, You will protect, even when facing terrors at night or arrows during the day, Lord, help the Algerian people not to worry about tomorrow… Instead, we pray they trust in You alone In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Father, we pray that you will open the door of opportunity that all the Libyans will hear the Good News and mystery of Christ in Jesus name. Colossians 4:3
He who has seen Me has seen the Father
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
Abba Father make Yourself known to Egypt. This nation is aching and longing for a Father. The real Father is the Egyptians’ real need. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Make Your Son known.
Papa, raise up a generation of Egyptians that know the Father and are committed to make HIM known to Egypt, the Middle East and the entire World. A generation committed to the Kingdom. A generation doing the works of the Father.
Egypt open your ears and hear the Father’s deep longing to call you HIS people. Egypt arise and run to the arms of the Real Father.
“The LORD will cause people to hear his majestic voice
will make them see his arm coming down
with raging anger and consuming fire,
with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.”
Lord God, we pray that the majority of people will hear your majestic voice, and see your powerful arm reaching down to earth.
“Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day.
Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendour and majesty are before Him; strength and glory are in His sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in the splendour of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns'” Psalms 96:2-10a
Father, thank You for giving us your promises! Speak to the people of Algeria so they may see You and proclaim Your salvation. We sing your praises, lifting up Your Holy name saying ‘the Lord reigns’ and You alone are worthy of glory and strength.
Praying for pilgrims: Hajj 2017
Between August 30th and September 4th, more than a million Muslims will congregate in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj (ritual pilgrimage).
Let us pray especially for Mauritania pilgrims, and Mauritanians who wish to go on this pilgrimage but will not be able to this year.
- God will encounter each pilgrim with His light and truth
- The emptiness of religion will become evident in many hearts
- Many will receive dreams and visions of Jesus, and other divine encounters that will usher in gospel-hope into their lives
May Mauritania be among the nations who will say,
"... Come and let us go to the mountain of the LORD and to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us about His ways and that we may walk in His paths..." Micah 4:2
Look! The Lamb of God
In the next 10 days, many Moroccans and Muslims around the world will be preparing for the celebration of Eid El Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), and some will be going on the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) that coincide with this festive season.
Pray for devout Muslims in Morocco – for truth seekers who desire to please God – to wake up to the urgency of their need to get right with God.
Pray that they will be confronted with the emptiness of religious ritual and their need for salvation.
Let us cry out over Morocco like John the Baptist: “Look! The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). May many turn to “look” and find the love of Jesus.