Monthly Archives: May 2014

We have focused our prayer on Egyptian elections last 3 weeks!

Ejections went peacefully and Egypt seems to be on her way for a new season!

Let’s just give thanks to The Lord for His goodness and future for Egypt!

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
—Psalm 103:1-5

We declare to all Tunisians: “The Lord will be a sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.” (Is 33:6) Thank you, Lord!

What is GEHARP?

Looking for a new way to inspire your prayers for North Africa?

We sure hope so. We love and value your prayers for this region of the world and know that your prayers ARE making a huge difference!

GEHARP is an acronym that is really useful when praying for communities and nations. Why don’t you try using it in your prayers today?

GEHARP

G : God
That God would be glorified and exalted and worshipped in this community / nation (Hab. 2:14, Rom. 15:9).

E: Expansion of the Kingdom
That many people in this community / nation will come to salvation, communities of believers be planted, increased church growth, more workers (Is. 9:7, 2 Cor. 10:15-16).

H: Hearts and Minds
That strongholds and bondages will be lifted from the minds of the people in this place, and that hearts will be stirred with hunger for Jesus and truth (2 Cor. 4:4, Acts 17:11).

A: Authority
Taking authority over strongholds of darkness in that place, speaking prophetic words or Scriptural promises over the place / nation, asking God for visions, dreams, signs and wonders in Jesus’ name (Matt. 18:18, James 4:7, 2 Cor. 10:3-5).

R: Revival
That believers living in this area would be awakened by the Holy Spirit, have love and passion stirred in them for the lost, and rise to meet the need in their neighborhood, ask God for increased desire for holiness, a vision for evangelism, and that God would add many into the Kingdom (Luke 10:2, Eze 37:10).

P: Prosperity
That God would bring blessing and prosperity to this street/area/region that would show His eternal kindness, demonstrate the blessing of His Kingdom, and cause His people to prosper spiritually, relationally, in business and work places, in unity and fellowship (Jer. 29:7, Ps. 84:5).

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
—Joel 2:28

Lord, may your Spirit manifest itself supernaturally in the Algerian church today!

Father we lift up Mauritania to you and ask that You would reveal yourself to those who are seeking.  Give dreams and visions of Jesus.  Tune tvs to Christian satellite programs. May young people find Christian websites that give answers and hope. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Jesus, we ask you to make a way and open doors for Algerian believers to be able to come into Morocco to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Amen!

The Blessing of Stability in Morocco

Morocco seems to have stayed the most stable country in North Africa through out the revolutions and upheavals of the last 3 years. Why?

There are some secular explanations. This article is a really interesting discussion and analysis of the stability in Morocco :
http://muftah.org/the-aborted-revolution-in-morocco/

There may be some other explanations too. Many believe that part of Morocco’s God-given destiny and role to play, is to bring blessing to Africa. The stability in Morocco has certainly been a blessing to the nation of Morocco, and to the North Africa and Middle East region. Morocco has been able to host key regional meetings when other nations in the region were not stable enough to host.

Others believe that the peace and stability in Morocco is a blessing from God upon Morocco because Morocco has long been a blessing to the Jews. Jews have been a part of the Moroccan population for centuries before Christ. Morocco welcomed Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition. Morocco again welcomed Jews fleeing Europe in the World Wars. Morocco has hosted Middle East/Israel peace talks on a number of occasions. The current King of Morocco has made strong statements in support of the Moroccan Jewish population.

One of the most well known passages from the Bible about blessing and being blessed is the Beatitudes.

Can you pray through this passage (Matthew 5) with Morocco in mind today?

1 Humble yourself.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”(Matt 5:3)

  1. Repent, be sorry for your bad deeds and be willing to change for the better.
    “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.” (Matt 5:4)

  2. Be unassuming, non-egotistical.
    ”Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”(Matt 5:5)

  3. Seek right ways with an appetite for good.
    ”Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”(Matt 5:6)

  4. Show mercy.
    ”Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”(Matt 5:7)

  5. Be pure through faith.
    “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”(Matt 5:8)

  6. Be a peacemaker and be especially blessed!
    ”Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called ‘the children’ of God.”(Matt 5:9)

  7. Accept persecution.
    ”Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”(Matt 5:10)

  8. Accept persecution – meant for Him.
    ”Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”(Matt 5: 11)

  9. Rejoice.
    ”Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”(Matt 5: 12)

“Lift up your heads, O you gates, be lifted up, you ancient doors of Libya, that the King of glory may come in. The Lord, strong and mighty!” (Ps 24:7-8)

I Always Thought I Knew God

A worker in Egypt shares about a friend:

B and her sisters, aunts and grandmother have had many spiritual conversations with her two Christian friends. She was touched by one friend’s salvation testimony and has seen dramatic answers when the friends prayed on her behalf. She has inner turmoil in reconciling these experiences with what she has always thought she knew about God.

When Muslims encounter the real and living Jesus, they frequently have to wrestle with what they thought they knew about God and Jesus as taught to them in Islam, compared to what they are hearing and experiencing through their Christian friends. Its quite different. It raises many questions and doubts.

How can we pray?

  • Pray for B, and many like her, who are now wrestling with their questions of faith.
  • Ask God to reveal Himself in all his glory, love and compassion.
  • Ask God to reveal the truth about who He really is.
  • Pray for demonstrations of His love and care for these seekers.
  • Pray for protection around them as they can be spiritually vulnerable.
  • Ask God to bring them into His Kingdom.

Presidential Elections coming up: Monday and Tuesday May 26-27

Please use Psalm 24 and pray it over Egypt!!

– Please pray for peaceful elections.
– Please continue to pray for the new season the nation is about to enter!
– pray for the body of Christ to stay alerted!
– Pray as the Holy Spirit would lead you further!!