Monthly Archives: May 2016

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. —Romans 10:10

Lord we pray for the peoples of Algeria that they will believe with their heart and confess with their mouth that you are the God of salvation.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, May 18th

For Mauritanian Muslims most of the very basics of Christianity are so far out of their worldview. For them to think of God as Father or even more out there is Daddy (Abba) is really hard.

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” —Romans 8:15

Islam teaches that God the Father cannot have a Son. God cannot become a man. God cannot die on a cross. For them the God of all creation cannot dwell in their hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit. Their worldview does not allow some of the most basic truths that come from God’s Word.

How to pray:

  • Pray for the truth about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to grow right across Mauritania.
  • Pray that many Mauritanian Muslims would cry out “Abba, Father.” May they know Him as their Father.
  • Pray that they would know the Father, who sent the Son, and of His great love.
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would release Mauritanians from being slaves and living in fear to being adopted as sons.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, May 17th

Ten Thousand Bags of Gold.
Jesus tells Peter that we should forgive people 7 x 70 times, then he teaches about a servant that owed 10,000 bags of gold. This servant could never repay the debt he owned, that was the point of the story, we owe way too much to God and we cannot pay it back. We need mercy and forgiveness. (Full story below). Thank God for the forgiveness we walk in as believers in Jesus. But Jesus also calls us to be givers of forgiveness. The servant who owed 10,000 bags of gold would not forgive another servant for 100 silver coins. Pray that we would grow to be people that forgive the little things all around us because we have been forgiven our great debt.

“That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” Matthew 18:35

How to pray:

  • Pray for a great freedom of forgiveness to grow in the Moroccan Church.
  • May they forgive each other, family members, things in society, etc.
  • May a growing spirit of forgiveness be in the Moroccan Church.
  • Pray that people would show pity, release people from offences and show forgiveness.

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

“Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.

“But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

“But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.

“His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

“When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.

“That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”
—Matthew 18:21-35

Yesterday was Pentecost.

May your perfect, flawless word Lord, be like a fire in their hearts of Libyan believers. Empower them to speak your message boldly and be you witnesses, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Light

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (or overcome) it." —John 1:5

That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. —John 1:9

Jesus YOU are the Light of the world. You are the Light that gives light to every man. You are the Light Egypt needs. On behalf of this nation we bow down before You crying out “Come Lord Jesus come to this nation. Come and pierce the thick layers of darkness over our nation. Come and shatter the darkness that blind the eyes of my people. You are our ONLY hope”. Nothing and no one can overcome the True Light. Holy Spirit move hearts and sound Your calling over this nation.

Amen and Amen

Lord Jesus, fill your children in Tunisia with boldness to preach in season and out of season, to rebuke, exhort with all patience and teaching! (2 Tim 4:2)

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. —Psalm 42:5

Father GOD, we thank you for that we find hope in You. We pray for Salvation and a hope and future for the peoples of Algeria.

Testimonies – New Life

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new life
Mokhtar has followed Jesus since he was a child. Tunisian children learn about the prophets and Islamic teaching in school. When he learned about the Islamic teaching of Jesus, he knew there was something different about Him. He believed that Jesus’ body was the body of a prophet, but inside Him was God. As an adult he received his first Bible. He reads it faithfully and carries it with him everywhere he goes. When he read about baptism, he wanted to be obedient. Since he didn’t know any other believers, he baptized himself. He rejoiced to meet another Tunisian believer who is teaching him about following Jesus. Pray for Mokhtar as he grows more into the image of Christ and as he shares his faith with others.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, May 11th

The After Life
For both Muslims and Christians there is a great desire for the after life. This world and all that it offers is still empty of what our hearts desire. We desire heaven. Because of the work of Jesus on the cross, Christians believe all their sins are placed on Him, and it is because of Jesus they will enter heaven. Christians have confidence in the finished work of Jesus. For Muslims, they do not have Jesus’ righteousness, all they have is the hope that Allah will allow them into paradise, there is absolutely no assurance. If they follow the Quran and the Sharia Law perfectly there is no assurance. Pray that all that Jesus has done will be understood in Mauritania. Pray that the name of Jesus would grow in honor. Pray that Mauritanians would so long for heaven that they would seek the only way there – Jesus Christ. May the power of the following Scripture move you forward in your prayers.

"We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.  For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. —Romans 3:22-26

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, May 10th

Pray for Morocco from Revelation 22:16,17,20

Setti Fatma falls in Morocco
Setti Fatma falls in Morocco

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches [in Morocco]. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” The Spirit and the bride say [to all Moroccans], “Come!” And let him [who lives in Morocco] who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty [in Morocco], let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take of the free gift of the water of life… He who testifies to those things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen, Come [to Morocco], Lord Jesus.