I don’t know how closely you follow the CAF, but perusing the news regarding Marautania one should notice that FIFA’s largest regional division has awarded the Mauritanians mens team ‘Team of the year‘, quite an honor for a small desert country.
Praise God with Mauritanians in their success and pray that he would move amongst sports fans all over the country.
Mauritanians live on $2/day, and there are now more people from Timbuktu living in Mauritania than Timbuktu. Source.
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:36,37
Pray for ‘Christian’ neighbors to do likewise among the refugees in Mauritania.
Watch a beautiful 12 minute documentary on Mauritania and discover for yourself how you can pray for these people!
The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara is a documentary film directed by MacGregor. Concepted and produced in partnership with Antonio Aguilar, Tim Hyten, and Aaron Mckenzie, the film also features a score by award-winning composer Rhian Sheehan.
Built to transport Mauritania’s vast iron ore reserves, the Mauritania Railway is a 704-kilometer line that cuts through the Sahara Desert on its way from the mining center of Zouerat to the port city of Nouadhibou on Africa’s Atlantic coast.
At 3-kilometers in length, trains on this line are among the longest and heaviest in the world. Passenger cars are sometimes attached to the train, but more often men opt to stow away atop the hopper cars, where daytime temperatures exceed 40°C. Death from falls is common.
Praise be to the LORD,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him
Pray that this Psalm would be true for women like Khady (from the above linked Reuters article)
Refugee camps can be a great opportunity for the Gospel to spread. Pray for Christian workers to aid this need, for open hearts to Gospel conversations and for the violence to subside in Northern Mali that these people might be able to return home.
“He the reached down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea.
He reached down into my darkness to rescue me!
He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to himself,
Taking me from the depths of my despair!” Psalm 18:16(TPT)
Thank you Lord for your hand over Mauritania. You are the God who reaches down. We pray that your mighty arm will meet yielding hands when you reach down to Mauritania.
We thank you that in your steadfast love and perfect timing, you draw Mauritanians to yourself. We lift you up as the only one who can rescue and save.
Show us what you desire to do among Mauritanians, and we will declare it in our prayers.
And the witnesses?
Many as the grains of the sand:
Kadiel is one;
Ndyam Bele is one
Even the birds can testify…
But you forget that the chief
Has his son as the judge
And his son-in-law as interpreter.
Original in French, by Mauritanian poet, Oumar Ba (1921-1998)
For those who live the reality depicted by this poem, we pray for:
God’s justice to become a light to Mauritania, and for his arm to bring justice to this nation. (Isaiah 51:4-5)