Jesus chased out the sellers from the Temple area in Luke 19:45-46 because they were obstructing the ‘Gentile area’
When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling.“It is written”, he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.”
We thank you Lord that all Nations are welcome in your ‘House of Prayer’ and that you personally made a way for all to enter your Holy Temple. We invite all the North Africa Nations to the House of Prayer. Come just as you are. You are most welcome in Jesus name.
Muslims have no assurance of salvation, nor a God who loves them, and even still many will slog through a difficult Ramadan this year.
Pray that as Muslims in Algeria try to be good enough for a god who tolerates them to maybe compel him to into granting them entrance to paradise that they would meet with our all-powerful and personal God and come into relationship with him.
In the first centuries AD, North Africa had a great Christian presence and influence. Some of Christianity’s greatest church fathers like, Augustine, Tertullian, Cyprian came from North Africa. Today all these countries are predominantly Muslim with a handful of local believers.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Lord Jesus, we proclaim and commit to rebuild those ancient ruins and broken walls and build a North African church to your glory. You are the only capstone, Jesus. Through our prayers we want to build the new church with living spiritual stones from Muslim background.
We pray for the nation of Mauritania 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 the religious leaders, the imams, the faithful and devoted ones going to the mosque every day, be filled with despair at the emptiness of it all. Even for all their obedience to the religion, may they feel the emptiness inside. Jesus, please reveal Yourself as the only One who can fill that empty void!
‘Yet the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father seeks such to worship Him.††God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.’ —John 4:23-24
Father God, we desire that all Muslims in North Africa will join us as we worship you in spirit and in truth, in mosques, homes, stadiums, streets and everywhere. Please give us this desire of our hearts, in Jesus name.
There are big differences between the big cities and the rural communities in Morocco. Many are heading to the big cities in search of work, and find themselves in shanty towns and slums. Work is not so easy to find. And people are often grossly underpaid. Despite laws about minimum wages, many don’t want to risk loosing their job if they spoke up about the inadequate wages.
In rural communities life is slower, more governed by the seasons and by the farm work. Morocco has a lot of fertile ground and is able to provide most of its own food. Even in rural communities, satellite dishes dot the roof tops.
Please watch this short prayer clip to give you an idea of what life looks like in Morocco, and how you can pray.
During Ramadan, please pray for the farmers and labourers who have to continue to work in their fields despite not eating and drinking during the day. Its hot in North Africa in summer! Pray that God will sustain them, protect their health. Pray that Jesus will lead farmers to the springs of living water this Ramadan. Pray that God will lead the laborers to his green pastures. May God stir up a discontent with Ramadan, and a hunger for spiritual Truth that can only be satisfied by Jesus!
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 tired of religion, appalled at the hypocrisy, come to know that Christianity is not a “religion”, but a living, real, and amazing relationship with Jesus.
The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.
The angel of the Lord also said to her:
“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,
for the Lord has heard of your misery.
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
Father, we thank you that you are the God who sees the misery and suffering of people who wander in a spiritual desert in North Africa.