Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ramadan 2017 Kick-off Prayer

Read our Ramadan 2017 Kick-off post.

Almighty Father, at the start of Ramadan we come before you to present the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world and especially in North Africa at your throne. We want to stand in the gap for the salvation of these lost souls who are searching for you in wrong places. They are in desperate need of a Father as they only know rejection, religion and with works and good deeds try to connect with you. Have mercy, Oh Lord, tear open the heavens this month, come down that the mountain of Islam may tremble before you. Reveal your love, goodness and compassion to a needy Muslim world. May our daily prayers be like incense before your throne and the lifting of our hands be like the evening sacrifice. In the Mighty Name of Jesus we pray.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Lord Jesus, fill your Tunisian children with your Holy Spirit to be your witnesses in the country, the whole of North Africa and beyond.

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9 -12

Lord Jesus we are so thankful that you ascended into heaven in order that you could send your Holy Spirit to be our companion. We pray that the people of Algeria will allow your Holy Spirit to indwell in them and guide them into Your truth!

Arise, O God

As the month of Ramadan approaches, let’s pray these two verses over Mauritania.

"Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long." Psalm 74:22

"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

In the face of staunch religiosity and striving, be lifted up, O Lord.
Breathe freedom over the nation.
Plant truth where lies fester.
Shine over those who don’t yet realize that You are the One they have been longing for.

Satisfaction

Ramadan will begin in about 5 days. During this month, hunger and thirst become powerful shared experiences in Muslim societies such as Morocco, where all healthy adult Muslims are expected to fast from food and drink between dawn and dusk.

God, we pray that you will encounter multitudes this month through their hunger and thirst. May the physical experience of dissatisfaction magnify the truth of each person’s spiritual longing.

In Your zeal, dismantle the lie that outward practices of piety can satisfy a Holy God.

By Your grace, reveal the truth that You delight to satisfy us with Your everlasting love.

Raise up a new generation of Moroccans who will recognize that You are the One they have been hungering for.

You are the Living Water. You are the Bread of Life. Satisfy Morocco this Ramadan, for the sake of Your glory.

"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." Jeremiah 31:25

The Ascension of Jesus

When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. Luke 24:50-53

Lord, as we celebrate Ascension Day on the 25th, we pray that the Libyan brothers and sisters will continually praise and worship you wherever they are, day and night.

Prominent Islamic cleric and former deputy minster in the Endowments Ministry Salem Abdel Galil faces a lawsuit accusing him of contempt of religion and threatening national unity after he claimed on May 11 on his TV program that Christians and Jews follow corrupt religions and are non-believers (infidels or koffar in Arabic)

https://www.memri.org/tv/egyptian-cleric-salem-abdel-galil-jewish-christians-faiths-corrupt/transcript

He did say Muslims should treat them well but the problem is his statement opens the door for completely different treatment towards Christians and Jews.

On another side this is an open door for sharing the true Christian faith and the Biblical understanding of freedom to choose one’s own faith.

Pray for peace and protection. Pray for the proclamation of Jesus Christ as the way and the Truth. Pray for wisdom for the government officials. Pray for boldness and wisdom for the church leaders and Christians in general as they respond and share the faith.

Father glorify your Son among the Egyptian people! Amen and thank you for standing for God’s purposes in Egypt

It is our prayer, Oh Lord, that Tunisians will seek you, thirst for you in a dry and weary land. You are the living water! Psalms 63:1; John 4:13-14

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 13:1-9

Lord Jesus we want to praise you today for the seeds that have scattered in Algeria and pray that they would fall on ‘good soil and produce a crop that is a hundred fold’ in Jesus name!

Ascribe to the Lord

In verses 7-8 of Psalm 96, the psalmist addresses the nations in a prayerful declaration: ascribe to the Lord!

Let us join in and shout these verses over Mauritania.

Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations in Mauritania!
        Haratines, Bidhans, Pulaar, Soninke, Bamara and Wolof peoples – humbly acknowledge God for who He is!
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
Bring an offering and come into His courts!
        Come in! You’re welcome, O peoples of Mauritania. Sons and daughters, come in to the courts of Your Loving Father.