Monthly Archives: August 2016

Courage

“You have listened to fears, child,” said Aslan. “Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?” – C. S. Lewis, “Prince Caspian”

Have we listened to our fears, or are we listening to Him?

Praise God that in recent months, there has been an increase in openness of national Christians on social media/internet videos. This has stirred up both positive and negative commentaries online. Regardless, a clear statement has been made: “we are Moroccans, we are Christians, and we are open to sharing and dialogue.”

Let’s declare over the whole Body of Christ in this nation that Jesus’ love has triumph over even the worst of human fears; the fear of death. Nothing can separate us from his love! Let’s declare total freedom from fear, and total abandonment to His love. May revelation of the Father’s heart breakthrough the baggage of past fears.

“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” Let’s sing this as a declaration over the land.

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Let’s cry out for God to breathe over this land. Holy Spirit come and fill up every believer’s home and workplace with Your transformative presence! May believers unite in crying out to the Lord for His life-giving breath to renew and embolden their hearts. May there be a bold rising up of national brothers and sisters who will let their light shine brightly over this land, even in the face of trouble or persecution. May expat brothers and sisters obey God’s guidance and wisdom as we seek to stand alongside our national friends.

For as the soil makes the sprout come up
    and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness
    and praise spring up before all nations. 
— Isaiah 61:11

May righteousness and praise be heard in Libya, in Jesus name.

One thing I ask from the LORD,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
    and to seek him in his temple. 
—Psalms 27:4

Lord Jesus, we desire that Tunisians will increasingly seek you, gaze upon your beauty and dwell in your house forever.

“When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” —Luke 7:13

Lord we thank you for Your compassion. Thank you that You are slow to anger, and gracious to all who call on YOUR name. We ask that many Algerians would recognize this and call on You.

Pray for the Saharawi refugees in Western Sahara, a territory annexed by Morocco when Spain left in 1975. Pray for good education opportunities, pray for evangelism opportunities, pray for the workers down in the region doing outreach.

Read the current state of affairs at Africa News, read the history of this struggle on wikipedia.

Lord, we intercede and stand in the gap for the nation of Libya today. “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” —Ps 141:2