A new believer in Algeria reports:
One time at home, we did not have anything to eat. We owed a big debt to the store where we bought our groceries. The owner stopped giving us an extension to pay up. My dad did not work. My brothers were going to school. Anyway, we did not know what to do. I started praying. All night, I asked God to provide for our needs for food. The next day early in the morning, my mom heard knocking on the door. No one was at the door. She just found on the floor a crib full of what we needed and more. It was incredible but what was highly unlikely was that three days later the crib was nowhere to be found to the point that my mom suspected that I returned it to its owner. So I said it was not me who took it but that it was God who sent it. Hearing this, my family made fun of me. But I was certain that mom kept this in her heart.
God doesn’t give up on anyone. Amen!
A worker in North Africa shares with us:
A group of us were out prayer walking the streets of our city. A beggar on the street heard us coming along and started to call out to us as we got close. One in our group said to him, “I have no money on me today, but I can tell you a story and pray for you. Would you like me to?”. We realised that he was blind or vision impaired. Our team mate told him the story of Bartimaeus and how he called out to Jesus to heal him. We asked the man if he could ask God for one thing today, what would it be. He replied, “My body”. So we prayed for his healing. He started to sob. Tears running down his face, we asked him, “What are you feeling right now?”. “God’s peace!”, was his reply.
How to pray:
- Praise God for this opportunity to share a story from God’s Word.
- Praise God that His Spirit and presence is so real that people can feel Him at work in their lives and are touched by the Peace of God.
- Pray for the healing of this beggar.
- Ask God to give dreams of Jesus to him.
- Pray for more opportunities to share with people in North Africa, the love of Jesus, His saving power, and His compassion and mercy.
- Ask God for a harvest to come forth all across North Africa from the seeds that have been sown over the centuries.
Ask God to bless the nation with humble leadership today.
May the government lead with integrity and righteousness.
May church leaders be filled with a holy fear of the Lord that leads to humility and compassion on the people of the land.
May praises rise to Jesus from within this nation today!
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
The wild animals honour me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water†in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
Thank you Lord, for making a way for Libyans to become your children, providing living water in a spiritual and physical desert.
Although Saturday April 25th is the day Egypt celebrates the Liberation of Sinai peninsula from Israel, yet till this very day, and especially in the last few months, the land of Sinai has witnessed huge killings and battles between Egyptian police and army versus the terrorist. Sinai has become a den for the thieves and the terrorists although in the Bible it used to be the place of revelation where Moses saw God and received the 10 commandments.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. —John 10: 10
Let us pray for a new revelation of Jesus in this land so that he might save, heal, and stop the blood shedding in Sinai.
‘Do not say, Four months more and then the harvest? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.’ (John 4:35)
Father, today we pray for a hundred fold harvest of souls in Tunisia.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. —2 Timothy 2:1-4
Let us lift up president of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika in prayer today, that justice would be served, that the lands be protected from extremist attacks and that freedom for Christianity to spread increase. Amen!
A worker in North Africa shares with us:
“I was up early on the Sunday morning heading to our International Church to lead the worship. I was carrying my guitar in hand and stopped into a cafe along the way for a cup of my favorite strong coffee to get my day started. Seeing my guitar, the waiter asked me what I was doing and where I was going. I replied, “I am going to church”. The conversation continued. He wanted to know about church and what we do there. He asked what we use the guitar for and commented that there is no singing in the mosque. He was so interested to know more and said, “Oh I really want to come with you, but I have to work!”.
“I am really struck that so much has changed in my nation in the last couple of years. Before I used to have many of the same kind of discussions with people. Always arguing with me. Often trying to convert me to Islam. These days, that happens far less. Now, people just want to know more. They are curious. They have questions. They are more likely to just listen and accept what I have to say. They disagree with me less. They are open to know more. We feel God has been answering our prayers that He would soften people’s hearts and cause them to be more open to hear and receive the Good News. We have prayed for years that the seed would fall on good soil, not on hard and rocky ground to be blown away by the wind or eaten by the birds. And we feel that our prayers have been answered. Its a new season in North Africa. The Arab Spring certainly ushered in many changes, and this openness is one of them. There are so many opportunities, and so few workers. The harvest field is ripe, but where are the labourers? Is God calling you? Come and join us. We need your help.”
How to pray :
- For more of these kinds of opportunities to share.
- For more workers to join the work in North Africa to keep up with the interest being shown.
- For more North Africans to be convinced of the Truth and Life that is found in Jesus.
- That a mighty harvest will come across North Africa and the Church will grow in unprecedented ways!
Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace be to this house.” If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. —Luke 10:5-6
Ask God for “people of peace” in Mauritania, who will be open to the Gospel, who will welcome the Good News into their homes, and who will bring others with them in their search for the Truth, which we know can be found only in Jesus Christ.