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Desperate for the lost to be found
A worker in North Africa sat in my living room with head in hands saying, “How long? How long do I have to work here before I see any fruit? I just want to see some fruit.” Having served in North Africa for 5 years, and faithfully shared the Good News of Jesus Christ, not one of their friends have made a commitment to Christ. We can all battle with our heart’s motivations. Do we want to see our friends come to Christ so we have a good story to share in our newsletters? Do we want to feel some measure of success as a result of our ministry? Its good to search our hearts. But deep down this worker’s heart, there is a longing for people in North Africa to meet their Maker, to know the Father’s unconditional love, to experience the grace and mercy of Jesus’ victory on the cross, and to have assurance of eternal life. “We just want our friends to meet Jesus!”, another worker said.
So we look to God’s Word, and turn it into a prayer. Will you join us today and pray this for North Africa?
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done in North Africa as it is in heaven. (Matt 6:10) As co-heir with Christ Jesus, I ask of you the nations of North Africa as an inheritance, because You promised the ends of the earth as our possession. (Ps 2:8; Rom 8:17) Your Word teaches that people from every nation, tribe, country and language were bought by the blood of Jesus. In front of your throne a multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language in North Africa will be standing, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. (Rev 7:9). Amen!
Source : Practical Prayer by Bennie Mostert. Jericho Walls 2007 pg.66,67