“Hundreds of Mauritanians took to the streets in Nouakchott, Mauritania’s capital, this month to protest against slavery in the country and to demand for justice for the victims of slavery.” From an article published on a Pan-African news site on May 28th, 2017.
During this first week of Ramadan, pray for the Mauritanians who are fighting for justice – for those who are oppressed, and for the advocates and activists.
Pray that God’s intentions for fasting will be revealed.
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter - when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood. Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I... Isaiah 58:6-9
May light and healing break forth over Mauritania as chains fall. May the nation know the one who desires to announce to them: Here am I.