“[regarding Abraham] No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20
Pray for Moroccan followers of Jesus who, like Abraham, have been waiting on the Lord for a long time for promises to be fulfilled.
May they be blessed with strength to remain firm in faith, and may they become more and more convinced of God’s goodness and power as they wait.
For those who have wavered, pray for grace to wash over them. May they know Father’s beckoning voice, calling them Home again.
“….a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Matthew 9:18
Lord Jesus, we pray that you place your awesome, mighty, powerful hand upon this country, so that new life can appear.
We pray the following for our Tunisian brothers and sisters today:
“Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.1 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles.16:10-11
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Lord Jesus today we pray for the sorrow in hearts of the Algerian believers. They sorrow for many reasons – their own sins and unworthiness; the pain and sorrow of physical loss of loved ones, homes, friendship and many other situations. We pray in the name of our Father and Your Son, that Your Spirit bring them real comfort and joy.
“My safe place”
Pray Psalm 16 over Mauritania – may it become the heart cry throughout Mauritania. May the Lord work mightily to draw many Mauritanians to Himself.
Keep me safe, O mighty God.
I run for dear life to you, my safe place.
So I said to the Lord God,
“You are my Maker, my Mediator, and my Master.
Any good thing you find in me has come from you.”
And he said to me, “My holy lovers are wonderful,
my majestic ones, my glorious ones,
fulfilling all my desires.”
Yet there are those who yield to their weakness,
and they will have troubles and sorrows unending.
I never gather with such ones,
nor give them honor in any way.
Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.
Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places.
I’m overwhelmed by the privileges
that come with following you,
for you have given me the best!
The way you counsel and correct me makes me praise you more,
for your whispers in the night give me wisdom,
showing me what to do next.
Because you are close to me and always available,
my confidence will never be shaken,
for I experience your wrap-around presence every moment.
My heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory!
Even my body will rest confident and secure.
For you will not abandon me to the realm of death,
nor will you allow your Holy One to experience corruption.
For you bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life,
the path to the bliss that brings me face-to-face with you.
Stewards of the land
This headline from a news article published on July 20 says it all: “Morocco’s litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink”
Morocco is blessed with great natural beauty that is celebrated and enjoyed by many. However, eco-friendly practices are not yet widespread.
Praise God for many good beginnings in improving public cleanliness and care for the environment. May all those involved be encouraged in their endeavours.
Pray for the beaches, mountains, fields, and deserts of Morocco to be cared for as God’s glorious and precious creation. May the growing church play a part in advocating for creation care.
As eyes and hearts become open to God’s truth, may they also become in awe of God’s beauty. May this bring about new vision and momentum for creation care.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9:37-38) Lord, we ask that you stir the hearts of your children worldwide, to come and work in the harvest fields of Libya. Send more fishermen Lord, to catch a bumper load!
Lord Jesus, we pray for the protection of the Church, your bride in Tunisia. Guard them like the apple of your eye and hide them in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 17:8)
Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Lord Jesus we are helpless and inadequate and must put our complete trust in You. Then we are able to humbly accept the will of the Father and become citizens of heaven. Our prayer is for Your Spirit to bring this revelation to the Algerian people. As they face poverty in the physical sense may they know the Kingdom of heaven is being prepared for them.
In the gospels, Jesus was often faced with the question “why?” Encounters with Him stirs up intrigue and unsettles the status quo.
Jesus responds to each “why” question with power and grace; welcoming peoples’ curiosity and indignation, yet always taking the questioner closer to the heart of the matter – the upside-down Kingdom in which He is King.
Let us pray for the Holy Spirit to stir the hearts and minds of Mauritanians to ask questions about their own religion, and about what they hear of Jesus. Let pray for fascination, productive “discomfort,” new trains of thought, and discovery of the Kingdom that is beckoning them.