Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, April 21

Pray for the young people in Morocco, who are discontented with the status quo, that they not be drawn towards atheism, materialism, consumerism, or radical Islamic teaching. Ask that the Holy Spirit draw them towards Jesus. Ask that they be filled with a hunger to know more about Jesus.

Father, we ask that you cover your children in Libya with your mighty, powerful and big hand just as you placed Moses in the cleft of the rock. May they experience peace and feel your presence when surrounded by turmoil and violence, in Jesus name, Amen!

Libyan Killings Lead To an Opportunity for the Gospel in Egypt

Source: Pray for the Nations

The brutal execution of 21 Christians in Libya sparked a feeling of unity and opportunity for Egyptian Christians. Undaunted by the killings, the director of the Bible Society of Egypt saw a golden opportunity for the gospel.

“We must have a Scripture tract ready to distribute to the nation as soon as possible,” Ramez Atallah told his staff the evening an ISIS-linked group released its gruesome video. Less than 36 hours later, a tract named “Two Rows by the Sea” was sent to the printer.

Just one week later, 1.65 million copies have been distributed in the Bible Society’s largest campaign ever. The tract contains biblical quotations about the promise of blessing amid suffering, alongside a poignant poem in colloquial Arabic.

Bible Society of Egypt English tract (outside)
Bible Society of Egypt English tract (outside)

“The design is meant so that it can be given to any Egyptian without causing offence,” said Atallah. “To comfort the mourning and challenge people to commit to Christ.”

Whilst the tracts were distributed around churches in Egypt, one church, Isaaf Evangelical Church, located on one of down-town Cairo’s busiest streets, hung a poster on its wall at eye-level with pedestrians that read: “We learn from what the Messiah has said, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you….’”

Pastor Francis Fahim said the poster was meant to express comfort to all Egyptians, Muslim and Christian.

“Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel” —Ephesians 6:19

 

Pray for Egypt: April 18th

“And in the last days it will be,’ God says, ‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.” —Acts 2: 17

That was a prophecy for the day of Pentecost which took place after the resurrection. Since the Egyptian celebrated Easter last Sunday according to the Coptic Calendar, let us pray for the wind of the Spirit to blow and be poured on all people. When The Spirit comes, He will create new things that we never heard of.

Pray for Tunisia: Friday, April 17th

‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’ —John 14:27

We worship you Lord as the Prince of Peace! It is our prayer that all Tunisians would meet you and find peace that surpasses understanding.

Fatiha, a young lady, became of follower of Christ about four years ago. Her father was the first believer in the family and after he found a church, he invited her to attend. The first two times, she refused and even yelled at her dad and called him a traitor to Islam since she was a practicing Muslim herself. He invited her a third time and she went out of curiosity but did not like it and felt weird. She attended a second time, bringing her Quran with her this time. Four days later, she randomly found a television program where she saw how God loves and values Christian women whereas the God of Islam that she so believed in had no love or value for Muslim women in society. She was deeply touched by how much love God has and the sacrifice of Jesus for her. She got saved during her fourth visit at her father’s church.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. —John 10:15-16

Thank you Father for drawing your people to you, may there be many more such testimonies!

Berbers of Morocco

berber womenRecently, workers in Morocco commented that God has been bringing the Berbers of Morocco to mind in their prayer times. Sensing the importance of praying a fresh for the indigenous people of the nation to find out, to rediscover, their ancient Christian heritage.  Before Islam came to Morocco, the Berbers were Christians. Let’s pray that God would once again breath on those ancient seeds sown centuries ago.

A website featuring Christian resources in Berber languages reported that there were 3,500 downloads per month from the website.  This includes the Jesus Film, portions of translated Scripture and some other Christian resources.  Praise God for this level of interest!  Praise God for the internet giving access to Christian resources so easily. 

Ask God to bring about a mighty harvest among the Berbers of Morocco.

Watch this film clip for more ideas how to pray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp8MTS5YZ5k

Lord, we declare that there is only ONE God, and ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men and all Libyans. (1 Tim.2:5-6)

As Egypt celebrates Easter tomorrow (April 12th) let us pray for a new day and a new season in the spiritual realm.

  • -Let us seek that the Resurrected Christ proclaims himself to have raisin from the dead to millions of Muslims who believe that he neither was crucified nor was raisin.
  • Let us pray for a spiritual declaration of the victorious Christ in the heavenly places over Egypt, over all powers of darkness, death, confusion, and false religion.

This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things. Now the church is1 his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
—Eph. 1: 20- 23

‘having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness,†which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.†And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.’ —Colossians 2:14-15

We rejoice with your Tunisian brothers and sisters, Lord Jesus, for conquering all enemy powers and dealing with all our sins at the cross.