Monthly Archives: August 2016

Break open your heart Tunisians, return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, patient, loving and he relents from sending calamity. (Joel 2:13)

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
—Romans 12:15

Father God today we weep with the Algerian believers who are suffering for Your name. May we uphold these dearly loved people in prayer before the throne of Him who sees all!

A culture of prayer

“Clearly the Lord is raising up a prayer standard to challenge the darkened, decadent soul of the age. A culture of prayer is what is needed, not a prayer meeting. The Muslims have a prayer culture, but the Christian church has a prayer meeting. How will a nice little prayer meeting contend with the Muslim prayer culture? A great shift is occurring, and as it does, the tongue of fire and the move of God will turn the masses to Jesus, and the cry will be heard once again ‘what must we do to be saved?'” -Lou Engle

What a powerful quote from Lou Engle!  Its our hearts desire at Pray North Africa, that many would join with us to form a culture of prayer that lifts up North Africa daily, weekly, month after month, calling on the Lord to move in power and bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

You can sign up for daily prayers – these are normally short prayer prompts that remind us to pray for the focus nation for each day.

How can you bring others into our culture of prayer?

Thank you so much for joining with us to pray North Africa back to Jesus.

God IS moving and drawing people to Himself.  Pray with faith that the Church will be built and the gates of hell will not prevail.

Amen!

Dreams, visions, conversations

Accounts of Muslims encountering Jesus in dreams and visions are becoming more and more commonplace. In recent years, we particularly hear stories coming from among Iranians and Middle Eastern Arabs in the Near East, and among diaspora populations all over the world.

What about Mauritanians?

Shall we call out for a shower, no, a downpour of dreams and visions over Mauritanians young and old? Come, Lord Jesus, Come! We hear stories of Muslims having repeated dreams of Jesus. So, pray also that Mauritanians who have already dreamt of Jesus to dream of Him again.

Pray that workers will have more fruitful conversations with friends and new contacts who have seen Jesus in a dream or vision. Pray for an increase of divine appointments where workers can share further about the One whom their friends have already encountered supernaturally.

Spend a moment lifting up the name of the the Lord, who says: “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’” (Isaiah 65:1). This is what He did, and this is what He will do.

Justice for all girls

I recently met a 14 year old girl who just got free from indentured servitude. She was trafficked as a baby to a family, and started working for them as a servant as a young child. Now that she is free, her two biggest hopes are – to finally meet her birth mother, and to have the chance to go to school.

There are many other girls like her. In fact, the demand for baby girls to be groomed as servants explain why local orphanages tend to have many more boys than girls. In recent years, the government and grassroots associations have taken steps to combat human trafficking and child labour. However, changes on the ground are gradual .

Let’s take few minutes to listen to Father God. What does He want to say to the girls and young women in Morocco who are in situations of indentured servitude? What does He want to do for them? Acknowledge His Words and His heart as truth over these girls.

Then, pray

  • For strong advocates for girls among the rich (many have or had indentured servant girls), and among the poor (whose girls are most at risk to be trafficked).
  • For workers who are seeking to bring hope and freedom to exploited girls and women. Pray against discouragement; pray for kingdom impact.
  • For girls who are currently being exploited, or in any form of bondage to have supernatural encounters with Jesus as they cry out to God for help. May Jesus come to their rescue!

We pray today that ALL Libyans will all be able to say like Job,

Surely then you will count my steps
    but not keep track of my sin.
My offenses will be sealed up in a bag;
    you will cover over my sin. 
—Job 14:16-17

I will show them

Father show the Bride in Egypt the name of Your Precious Son Jesus.
Let her be anchored in HIM
May HE be her only desire and longing

Father we join Jesus praying John 17 over Your church in Egypt. Amen.

We pray for the Tunisian Christians today. May every brother and sister be like a tree firmly planted by the stream and yield fruit in its season, may you prosper in whatever you do (Psalms 1:3).

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” —1 John 4:18

Father God we thank you for Your perfect love and pray YOUR Holy Spirit fill the hearts of Algerians with Your Love and they no longer walk in fear. Give the believers of Algeria the Love to live boldly for you.

New Sounds

Maalouma is an internationally known singer and musician from Mauritania. She is also a senator and activist. Her music is unique in that it forges a new sound that combines the traditional stylistic streams of her country – the “black (African) way” and the “white (Arab) way,” with the blues and other contemporary styles. She boldly addresses controversial topics in her lyrics, using song as a means to give voice to victims of injustice. Her music was banned in Mauritania until 2005.

Here’s a track “Eden” from her 1998 album, Desert of Eden. (This is not a worship song,  just a excerpt of local music for cultural interest).

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How can this lead us in prayer?

Getting a taste of the cultural scene of a country can provoke hope-filled imagination as we pray. We see but a shadow now, but one day we shall see in full.

Pray that:

  • Many more young men and women will be awakened to the possibilities of being creative cuture-makers like Maalouma. Most of all, that they will be awakened to the truth of the Good News and delight in the One who delights in them.
  • Singers and musicians will be raised up to sing new songs to the Lord. Jesus is worthy to be praised in Hassania Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof, and all other dialects!
  • Wisdom and inspiration for workers as they seek to do works of justice in creative ways, ushering in the Kingdom in tangible ways.