Doing a Hajj to Mecca is one of the Five pillars of Islam.
Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. —2 Corinthians 6:16
Lord Jesus, we plead for the thousands of people who travel to Mecca to have an encounter with God. Reveal yourself to these precious souls who are blinded by Islam and are bound by lies of the enemy. Thank you that you promise to dwell in your people all the time and everywhere.
We pray for the nation of Morocco this Ramadan, and ask the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth, Jesus, to pull down the religious strongholds of Ramadan. May this be a month where those who are sleeping all day, and partying all night, and hardly being religious at all, feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Their eternal future is at stake. God is not to be played with. He is real, and living, and will come again to judge the earth. May many find the weight of conviction draws them to seek more about Jesus.
At the start of 2015, workers in Morocco got together, asking God to show them what to pray for this year.
God started speaking about harvest.
Its time to pray for a mighty harvest across North Africa.
Its time to call forth a spiritual harvest of souls in Morocco.
Much sowing has been done over the last decades but church growth is slow. So many workers across the nation joined together to fast and pray for the first ten days of the year, specifically asking God to bring in a harvest in Morocco.
The theme has continued through out the year in many prayer times.
It was encouraging to note that this year’s grain harvest in Morocco is a record high. Agriculture and Fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch, announced that the cereal harvest had reached a record 11 million tons in the current year, and the harvest is not yet over. This is up 63% from the previous year.
Just a coincidence? We don’t think so. All the prayers for harvest have been answered. Blessing in the physical world. And we continue to pray for the spiritual harvest to come.
During Ramadan, please pray for the harvest to continue to come. Ramadan often brings a religious spirit, as many strive to fulfil their annual religious duty. This often brings a hardness of heart, and a decreased interest in anything other than Islam. Join with us and pray that this may not be the case across North Africa this year. Ask God to bind this religious spirit and cut it off from North Africa. Ask God to speak loudly into the ears of those who are seeking, specially those who were interested in the Gospel prior to Ramadan. May this only increase during Ramadan. Pray that people will come to faith in Jesus during the month of Ramadan. Pray for the protection over seeds sown. Pray for seeds to fall into good soil! May Jesus be glorified across North Africa during Ramadan.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong —Psalms 125:2-3
Lord God, we declare that ALL authority is in you. No matter who is the government or the content of a constitution, you are the supreme King of heaven and earth.
Ramadan 18 June-17 July 2015
Lord Jesus, we pray for a righteous government in Libya. You are the Wonderful Counsellor, the Mighty God and the Prince of Peace. We pray that you will increase your government and peace in Libya today and the future. (Is 9:6)
The Sawm or fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” —Matthew 6:16-18
Father, it is overwhelming to conceive that the Creator of heaven and earth wants to enter in such a personal and close relationship with each one of us. Open the minds of the Muslim people to see the futility of religious activity versus an intimate relationship with you.
Ishmael was one of four people named in the Bible before they were born. His name means ‘God hears’ (Genesis 16:11)
We proclaim today that you are a God who hears the cries of desperate people in North Africa. You are a compassionate, gracious, patient, loving, faithful and forgiving.
Although the believers who come from the majority people’s background in Egypt are not a huge number yet they form a new wonderful small beginning for the work of the Lord in Egypt. They are the first fruits of an amazing harvest that is already loading. Let us pray as the month of Ramadan continues for that new beginning to grow and become an increasing number of new believers. God never makes light of small beginnings! Zech. 4: 10 “For who dares make light of small beginnings? These seven eyes will joyfully look on the tin tablet in Zerubbabel’s hand. (These are the eyes of the LORD, which constantly range across the whole earth.) ”
Zakat, the giving of alms to the poor and giving towards charity, is another pillar of Islam. Muslims are obligated to give 2,5% of income.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. —2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Lord Jesus, thank you, for giving yourself to a sinful world, not only a portion. Thank you for the free gift of eternal life that is available to all people. Help us to give more of ourselves to a lost world. We give our hearts and time to further your Kingdom in North Africa.
Today Lord, Jesus, we lift up the church leadership in Tunisia. We pray that they will be bold and preach the word with courage, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching. (2 Tim.4:2)