Can You Pray for Morocco?

Join Daniel Cookman, Kent Chandler and 5 others in prayer for Morocco.

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Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, September 12

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.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, August 22

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.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, August 15

Impossible

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.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, August 8

The King’s Speech

“To all those concerned I say: ‘Enough is enough!’ Fear God in what you are perpetrating against your homeland. Either discharge your obligations fully or withdraw from public life. There are plenty of honest men and women in Morocco.”

On July 30th. King Mohammed VI used the occasion of his annual Throne Day speech to rebuke the inefficiency and despotism in government. full text of the speech.

He stated: “this is the dawn of a new era in which there is no difference between officials and citizens as far as civic rights and obligations are concerned; nor is there room for shirking responsibility or avoiding sanctions.”

The words of the King resonate with what many intercessors have been sensing for the past years: God ushering Morocco into a new era, and now is the time for that dawning.

Let us pray without ceasing for the Light of the Kingdom to flood through every domain of Moroccan society: from the King’s palace, to the Parliament, government offices, neighbourhoods, schools and homes.

To every trace of darkness, to every hidden snare, we proclaim that the DAWN is coming.

"The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day." Proverbs 4:18

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, August 1

Pause, and thank Him!

It’s midsummer in Morocco. The days are slow. Afternoon siestas are taken seriously. It’s vacation time.

Let us pause from our usual posture of supplication and intercession, simply to thank Him. Let us acknowledge His goodness and faithfulness over Morocco by taking a posture of joyful rest.

  • Thank you for leading us in our intercession for this nation that you love.
  • We praise you for all that you have done, all that you are doing and all that you will do among Moroccans.
  • We know that you are faithful and your promises never fail. You are shining bright like the noon day sun over this blessed nation.
  • We thank you that Morocco will receive your blessing and experience kingdom transformation.
  • Hallelujah – Your name is great and greatly to be praised. Your love is steadfast and powerful. Your victory is sure.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, July 25

Continued unrest in the Rif region

A report from July 21st states:

Police in the northern Moroccan city of al-Hoceima have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters and stop them marching in defiance of government ban. Organizers from the al-Hirak al-Shaabi movement dubbed the demonstration the ‘million-man march’ and said it was aimed at protesting ‘against repression.’ Full article

The northeastern Berber region of Morocco (called the Rif) is caught up in a mass social movement that is protesting against injustice, corruption, marginalization and lack of basic infrastructure like adequate health and education facilities.

Let us call out to God for His Kingdom light to break through in the midst of this turmoil.

  • We declare hope over the Rif
  • We proclaim God’s goodness over the Rif
  • We pray for the love of God to sweep through the Rif
  • We pray for the hope, goodness and love of God to sweep through the Rif and spill over to other regions in Morocco
  • We stand with our brothers and sisters in Christ in/from the Rif, that they may be a blessing to their people for such a time as this
  • We pray that positive change will come about peacefully
  • We lift up Jesus as the Prince of Peace over this region

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, July 11

Winning against lions and bears

Youth and children in Morocco are on summer break from school. Many will be enjoying time to play and relax. Some will also be helping out at family businesses and farms. Let’s pray for these precious ones. May many begin their journey with God this summer.

"The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." 1 Samuel 17:37a

As David testified of the Lord’s hand in his life from a young age, may many Moroccan boys and girls taste the Lord’s deliverance this summer.

Specifically, pray that youth and children in Morocco will experience God’s love and deliverance in these areas:

  • Hopelessness
  • Dissatisfaction with life
  • Depression
  • Difficult family relationships
  • Situations of abuse

May they become men and women who have unshakeable confidence in God’s goodness and love, as demonstrated perfectly by Jesus.

 

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, July 4

Human Trafficking: A 2017 Report

This week, let us pray towards the total elimination of human trafficking in Morocco.

Below are some quotes from the latest US Department of State report of “Trafficking in Persons,” (published June 26, 2017). The section on Morocco from the full report could be found on page 67-68 of this pdf.

“The government of Morocco does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking: however, it is making significant efforts to do so.”

Thank the Lord for progress made and small battles won. Pray for fighters for justice to rise up among governmental and non-governmental circles. Pray that they will obtain favour, and will have endurance and wisdom as they continue to work towards the ending human trafficking in Morocco. Pray for Jesus-followers among them to shine with the light and love of Christ in every aspect of their work.

“The government did not provide protection services designed or funded specifically to assist trafficking victims.”

” … some [Moroccan] women are forced into prostitution in Morocco by members of their families or other intermediaries.”

“International organizations, local NGOs and migrants report unaccompanied children and women from Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, and Cameroon are highly vulnerable to sex trafficking and forced labor in Morocco.”

Pray for these victims (Moroccan, Sub-Saharan African and South Asian) who are, right at this moment, trapped in oppressive situations of exploitation. Pray for rescue and restoration: for supernatural help, for NGO-s to effectively come to their aid, and for advocates within the government to put measures in place for their well-beings

“As reported over the past five years, Morocco is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.”

Cry out to God for the networks of trafficking to become networks of Kingdom transformation. Pray for a complete turnaround. Pray that in the next five years, Morocco will no longer be a source, destination and transit country for human trafficking.

May there be revelation of the sanctity and value of all human life. May God work powerfully to bring about justice and restoration among the most marginalized and exploited in Morocco.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, June 27

Fearless declaration

Ramadan just ended a couple days ago. This is a time of family gatherings in Morocco.

Pray for Christian Moroccans during these weeks of family reunions and gatherings. This could be a very difficult time for some of them. There could be a lot of pressure from family members to profess and practice Islam. Some may be ostracized, others might be shunned. There are also some whose families don’t yet know about their faith in Christ.

Stand with our brothers and sisters in prayer during this time.

  • May they know the presence and power of God in fresh ways, even in the midst of interactions with non-believing family members
  • May they experience breakthrough in family relationships; breakthroughs that lead towards openness to Christ
  • Whenever they open their mouths, may words be given to them that they will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which they are ambassadors in chains. Pray that they would declare it fearlessly, as they should (paraphrased from Ephesians 6:19-20).
  • May the love of God overflow in and through them, filling their households with His transforming presence

 

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, June 20th

“Winds from Morocco”

A stunning aerial video has been circulating on social media these past weeks. It was also featured on a Moroccan French-language magazine (watch video here)

During an eight day journey in the Kingdom, drone photographer Bernardo Bacalhau produced a video of Morocco viewed from above. The video, titled “Winds from Morocco” retraces his journey: from arid and rocky landscapes to the city of Fes and its tanneries, and the Dades gorges followed by the ruined ksars of Ait Ben Haddou… [Translated summary]

Let’s use this video to take us on a visual journey, as we call out for the winds of the Spirit to sweep across this land.

May the winds blow away fear, apathy, hardness of heart, and everything that hinders Love.

May the winds carry the transformative force of the Kingdom of God.