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Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, November 15

May this passage become the heart cry of many Mauritanians.
May the heavy veil of religion be lifted, turning ritualistic prayers turn into a “you and I” conversation.

As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
    of your saving acts all day long—
    though I know not how to relate them all.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
    I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
    and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
    do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
    your mighty acts to all who are to come.
Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
    you who have done great things.
    Who is like you, God?
Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up.
You will increase my honor
    and comfort me once more.
Psalm 71:14-21

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, November 8

For the Elite

We bless the men and women of influence in Mauritania with:

  • Vision and wisdom from God
  • Compassion for the poor and marginalized
  • Courage to ask questions and seek truth

We pray for God to call out sons and daughters from among the movers and shakers of Mauritania society.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, November 1

Jesus’ Compassion
In the gospels, we see Jesus perform healings and miracles out of compassion for people who did not know him, but who he loves. Pray for Mauritanians to encounter the compassion of Christ. May his compassion bring about healing, restoration, hope and salvation.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, October 25

Answer me, that they may know

“And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, 'O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God is Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. Answer me, Or Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.' Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, ‘the Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.’” 1 Kings 18:36-39

Lord, You know the sent-ones in Mauritania who are crying out for Your Name to be known in that land. Answer them so that Mauritanians may know that You are God.

Embolden and strengthen them to keep praying “big prayers” as Elijah have prayed, so that Your Glory will be demonstrated in Mauritania.

Lord, You know the specific situations where Your children have been praying for Your “fire to fall.” We join their cries. We pray that many Mauritanians will encounter Your hand at work and acknowledge You as their Lord and their God. Let Your fire fall!

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, October 18

Jehovah Rapha – the Lord Your Healer

Pray for a release of Jesus’ healing power over Mauritania.

Pray for:

  • Jesus’ reputation as the One who heals and brings wholeness spread.
  • Open doors for workers to testify and demonstrate Jesus’ healing power.
  • Pain to be taken away, diseases healed, lives restored, all for His glory.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, October 4

Mbera refugee camp: Needs and tensions

Mbera refugee camp is currently home to over 50,000 refugees who have fled from Mali to the southeast border region of Mauritania.

News articles* from the last few weeks indicate that there are pressing needs and rising tensions in this camp and surrounding areas.

  • Malian refugees are in need of mental health support, but funds and specialist help are lacking
  • Mauritanians who live in the area close to the camp are dissatisfied with the measure of food aid and other services refugees are receiving while they themselves are in dire poverty

Praise God that His eyes are on Mbera refugee camp. Pray for a release of God’s goodness and hope over this area of desperate need. 

Pray for aid workers, Malian refugees, and Mauritanian residents in and around Mbera camp: 

  • “On earth as it is in heaven;” for hope and renewal to breakthroughFor open doors for the Kingdom
  • “Daily bread:” for all needs (spiritual, physical, health) to be met by God’s provision

Thank you God, that you are the one who delights in turning despair into hope. You are in active pursuit of those who need you.

*Links to news articles:

  • Middle East Eye (Oct 2, 2017): “Refugees in Mauritania in Lonely Fight for Mental Healthcare” – https://goo.gl/tUWiCZ
  • Aljazeera (Sept 18, 2017): “An Uneasy Coexistence in the Mauritanian Desert” – https://goo.gl/kRPWVx

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, September 27

When You Speak…

Pray for the Mauritanian families that God is pursuing. Pray that the living Word will encounter each heart and change the atmosphere of each home. Let there be light.

Join us in a song by B. and K. Torwalt

When You speak
Darkness has to bow
Confusion has its final hour
When You speak
Mountains rise and fall
Its tears down every wall around me

When You speak
You breathe upon the dust
You come alive in us
When You speak
You silence every fear
We feel Your Spirit here around us

Let there be light
Let there be light
Until it fills up every space
Come and have your way
Let there be light
Let there be light
Just one word and I am changed
Come and have Your way

When You speak
You breathe upon the dust
You come alive in us
When You speak
You silence every fear
We feel Your Spirit here around us

Now You're everything we seek
As deep cries out to deep
We will see God
Here Your glory on display
Jesus, take your place
We will see God

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, September 13

Classrooms of Mauritania

Pray for the children and youth of Mauritania as the new school year begins.

Only about 5% of Mauritanian high school students successfully pass the exams that qualify them for a high school diploma and a place in university. This is due largely to an underdeveloped education system, and in part to a culture that places higher value on preserving traditions than on learning or innovation. As such, many children and youth encounter discouragement and frustration in their studies.

  • Pray for God to bless each Mauritania classroom with vitality and vision.
  • Declare hope over the students of Mauritania. Pray for this generation of youth to break away from the negative cycles of the past.
  • Bless each young mind in the name of Jesus – may they be filled with curiosity, creativity, and determination.

We believe that future followers of Christ are among these dear students of Mauritania. And we pray that they will begin their journeys in Him soon.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, August 23

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.

Pray that:

  • 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

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, August 16

The Lord is My Rock

Following up from last week: The referendum results are in. Over 80% voted for the changes proposed by the president, on a ballot that combined the “flag design change” and “abolishing the senate” into one “yes/no” vote. For further details, see this Washington Post article.

While political unrest continues, most peoples’ lives probably go on as usual. The heat, the dust, the toil continue.

Let us read through Psalm 18:1-19 as our prayer for Mauritania this week. May many encounter God as their rock and burst out in praise!


1 I love you, Lord, my strength
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help.
    From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears.
7 The earth trembled and quaked,
    and the foundations of the mountains shook;
    they trembled because he was angry.
8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
    consuming fire came from his mouth,
    burning coals blazed out of it.
9 He parted the heavens and came down;
    dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
    he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
    the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
    with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded.[d]
14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
    with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
    and the foundations of the earth laid bare
    at your rebuke, Lord,
    at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.