From Darkness to Praise
May this passage become the story of many Moroccans: from darkness, to an encounter with the Lord and his rescue, ending in thanksgiving!
Pray for many to cry out to the Lord for the first time. Let there be a wave of “rescue stories” this month, resulting in an exponential increase of praise and thanksgiving to Jesus.
and despised the plans of the Most High. So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
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.
As the church in Morocco is gathering strength for the next season of Kingdom growth, pray for God to:
- Take away every obstacle that has been hindering the unity and fellowship among believers
- Pour out His Spirit in greater measure
- Extinguish the enemies arrows (to bring healing, restoration and resolution to problems)
“Mention of Your Name“ by B. & J. Johnson
Lift up the name of Jesus over Morocco. In response to His steadfast devotion to this nation, we sing “… I know everything will change…”
With the grace of the Saviour
With the heart of the Father
You're all we need
With the hands of the Healer
With the power of Your Spirit
You're all we need
At the mention of Your Name
Every chain will break
I know everything will change
Jesus, just the whisper of Your Name
Will silence wind and waves
At the mention of Your Name
You're the Provider
All I've ever needed
Jesus, You supply
Everything You breathe on
Coming back to life
You are my strength
You are my anchor
And You never fail
You are my hope
You will deliver
We Wait For You
May the Lord increase the number and strength of watchmen for Morocco. May they pray in unison:
O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be .our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble. At the tumultuous noise peoples flee; when you lift yourself up, nations are scattered, and your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; as locusts leap, it is leapt upon. The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.” Isaiah 33:2-6
God’s method: People
“God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.” E.M. Bounds “Power Through Prayer”
Pray for the men and women involved in Kingdom work in Morocco (Moroccan and expat). May they align themselves fully with “God’s method” for kingdom growth, as the Lord himself molds them to become vessels of His power and glory.
Pray for these workers to:
- Lay down all the burdens, frustrations and disappointments with Kingdom work at the feet of Jesus and release any guilt relating to “methods” seemingly “not working out.”
- Enter into deeper intimacy with the Lord; being completely open to His work of healing and restoration in their lives
- Receive an outpouring of the Holy Spirit so they could demonstrate the heart and ways of Jesus in Morocco such a time as this
- Come together in supernatural unity, knowing that every line of division within the body is not in agreement with God’s heart
Declare this passage as a blessing over the church in Morocco!
There's a root of our ancestor Jesse,
breaking through the earth and growing tree tall,
Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope!
Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! Romans 15:12-13 (The Message)
Pray specifically that the “brimming over” or “overflow” of hope will result in a victorious taking back of what the enemy has stolen or destroyed in the past.
May the rising up of triumphal hope destroy any unbelief that may still linger in the minds and hearts of battle-weary believers.
May individuals, families, villages, towns and cities be loosed from the grip of the evil one as hope sweeps over this land!
“Let God arise! Let his enemies be scattered!” Psalm 68:1
Pray for New Believers
Let us pray for Moroccans who are new disciples of Jesus. Pray that the following passage over them as they begin their journey with Christ.
"... I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:14-20
May God’s power, presence, and love transform each new believer’s home and community.
And may the growing Moroccan church deepen in unity and fruitfulness as they are “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
I Will Remember
"I will remember the deeds of the LORD ; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph." Psalm 77:11-15
Let’s pray this passage over:
- Christians in Morocco who are discouraged or in a stagnant place on their growth as disciples
- Moroccan Muslims who have tasted the power and love of Jesus but have yet to take steps towards Him
All praise and honour to God, who was and is and will be our strength and salvation.
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.
Eid el Kabir (or Eid el Adha) – the Feast of Sacrifice – will be celebrated in about 18 days. The ritual sacrifice is believed to be an important religious duty. Moroccans take great pride in their faithful observance of the Eid sacrifice.
As the nation prepare to celebrate this major holiday, let us speak God’s truth over this land and cry out for these truths to be made plain in people’s hearts and minds.
This week, we declare:
"It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." Hebrews 10:4
Let us repeat this verse as many times as you feel led, as you imagine it resounding over the mountains, valleys, highways, and coastlines of Morocco.
- May many Moroccans be confronted with the impossibility of animal sacrifice to earn us any merit in God’s eyes.
- May many encounter the certainty of salvation through Christ’s perfect sacrifice.