Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, August 24

The abolitionist movement

“Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania have been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for their alleged role in a riot in June… [they] were arrested in late June and early July after a protest against eviction by residents of a slum in the capital Nouakchott, any of whom are themselves former slaves.”

Read the full article here at Aljeezera

Pray Psalm 45:3-6 over this situation and over the nation, crying out to the true champion of justice:

“Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one;
clothe yourself with splendour and majesty.
In your majesty ride forth victoriously
in the cause of truth, humility and justice;
let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
a sceptor of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.”

Let’s sing this victory song (some of you might want to sing and dance) over Mauritania. May the Lord quicken the day when slavery is abolished, and may multitudes of previously enslaved people and exploiters alike rise up to sing songs of freedom and victory “In Jesus Name.”

The bridge says:

“God is fighting for us
Pushing back the darkness
Lighting up the Kingdom
That cannot be shaken
In the Name of Jesus
Enemy’s defeated
And we will shout it out, shout it out”

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