You may have noticed that prayers for Morocco have been intermittent. We have lost the writer for this country, would you consider preparing a weekly call to prayer for Morocco? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you could help out.
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(Tunis) – Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.
A cultural association in Morocco is being forced to close as the result of hosting a talk show in which comments unfavorable to the current government institution were made. Pray that Moroccans would cry to God that He may release them from the darkness.
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.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.
According to Ahram Online more than 15 suspects are being prosecuted in relation to the murders of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas mountains.
Pray that God would work his righteous and justice through Moroccan society and that a discontentment with Islam would grow amongst Moroccans.
The Word became fleshJohn 1:14
and made his home among us.
We have seen his glory,
glory like that of a father’s only son,
full of grace and truth.
Moroccan media referred to CTM’s decision to exclude Western Sahara as a “crime” against Morocco’s territorial integrity, considering it “a negligence that requires accountability and prosecution.” Morocco World News
Mauritania, along with Morocco, annexed the territory of Western Sahara in 1976, … Mauritania withdrew in 1979. … While most of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco, the UN still considers the Western Sahara a territory that needs to express its wishes with respect to statehood. A referendum is still supposed to be held sometime in the future, under UN auspices, to determine whether or not the indigenous Sahrawis wish to be independent, as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, or to be part of Morocco. Wikipedia
I don’t want to tell you what to think or how to pray about the little known territorial dispute of Western Sahara. But I would like to encourage you to study this point of friction for a lot of North African politics and pray for the people groups involved.
Pray that Moroccan would acknowledge on a legal level that Moroccan Christians exist. Watch this short video on YouTube and hear from Moroccan pastors.
Read about Morocco on the Joshua Project website. 27 unreached people groups, 99.6% Islamic, and 36 million lost souls. What does God stir in your soul to pray?
Our vehicle wound ever higher up the earthen road cutting through Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. Below me, the red soil spilled like wine between green dots of forest and sheets of white snow. I lost myself in the dizzying beauty of North Africa’s tallest peaks, and as I nervously peered out of the window, I saw there was no guardrail separating us from the sharp ledge and distant valley below. A journey to a Moroccan Village frozen in time. BBC Travel.
While modern maps may have forgotten these towns, God hasn’t. Pray that foreigner would carry the Gospel to remote Atlas villages in Morocco.
Morocco World News Reports that In 2017, aeronautical exports exceeded $1.2 billion and jobs increased by 50 percent.
Automotive News Europe reports that Renault is to double production at Dacia plant in Morocco
Even with these positive reports of an improved economic situation in the country, our contacts confirm that personal security has decreased and the wealth gap between middle and upper-class has increased. Pray that Moroccans would seek the God of the bible for their provision.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
Education reforms: “Spirit of Pluralism”
A new legal framework for education reform in Morocco was approved on August 20 after a meeting of the council of ministers, chaired by King Mohammed VI. It is part of a strategic plan for development in Morocco between 2015-2030.
This document mentions the need to revise curriculum and pedagogic methods in order to facilitate “the development of intelligence and critical thinking” in children that will in turn foster “a spirit of pluralism.”
The tone of this document marks a definite departure from prevailing pedagogic practices in public institutions that value rote learning within a Islam-centric framework.
How may these proposed reforms intersect with God’s transformative work in Morocco in the next 12+ years?
Pray that the execution of these reforms will pave the way for God’s Word and ways to enter into all domains of Moroccan society.
Pray for a movement of God’s spirit among ministers, educators, curriculum writers, and the up-and-coming generation of young teachers in Morocco. We ask the Lord to do what “only He could do” in the field of education in Morocco.