As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong —Psalms 125:2-3
Lord God, we declare that ALL authority is in you. No matter who is the government or the content of a constitution, you are the supreme King of heaven and earth.
The Sawm or fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” —Matthew 6:16-18
Father, it is overwhelming to conceive that the Creator of heaven and earth wants to enter in such a personal and close relationship with each one of us. Open the minds of the Muslim people to see the futility of religious activity versus an intimate relationship with you.
Ishmael was one of four people named in the Bible before they were born. His name means ‘God hears’ (Genesis 16:11)
We proclaim today that you are a God who hears the cries of desperate people in North Africa. You are a compassionate, gracious, patient, loving, faithful and forgiving.
Zakat, the giving of alms to the poor and giving towards charity, is another pillar of Islam. Muslims are obligated to give 2,5% of income.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. —2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Lord Jesus, thank you, for giving yourself to a sinful world, not only a portion. Thank you for the free gift of eternal life that is available to all people. Help us to give more of ourselves to a lost world. We give our hearts and time to further your Kingdom in North Africa.
Today Lord, Jesus, we lift up the church leadership in Tunisia. We pray that they will be bold and preach the word with courage, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching. (2 Tim.4:2)
When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling.“It is written”, he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.”
We thank you Lord that all Nations are welcome in your ‘House of Prayer’ and that you personally made a way for all to enter your Holy Temple. We invite all the North Africa Nations to the House of Prayer. Come just as you are. You are most welcome in Jesus name.
In the first centuries AD, North Africa had a great Christian presence and influence. Some of Christianity’s greatest church fathers like, Augustine, Tertullian, Cyprian came from North Africa. Today all these countries are predominantly Muslim with a handful of local believers.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Lord Jesus, we proclaim and commit to rebuild those ancient ruins and broken walls and build a North African church to your glory. You are the only capstone, Jesus. Through our prayers we want to build the new church with living spiritual stones from Muslim background.
We pray for the nation of Mauritania this Ramadan, and ask the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth, Jesus, to pull down the religious strongholds of Ramadan. May this be a month where the religious leaders, the imams, the faithful and devoted ones going to the mosque every day, be filled with despair at the emptiness of it all. Even for all their obedience to the religion, may they feel the emptiness inside. Jesus, please reveal Yourself as the only One who can fill that empty void!
‘Yet the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father seeks such to worship Him.††God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.’ —John 4:23-24
Father God, we desire that all Muslims in North Africa will join us as we worship you in spirit and in truth, in mosques, homes, stadiums, streets and everywhere. Please give us this desire of our hearts, in Jesus name.
We pray for the nation of Morocco this Ramadan, and ask the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth, Jesus, to pull down the religious strongholds of Ramadan. May this be a month where those who are tired of religion, appalled at the hypocrisy, come to know that Christianity is not a “religion”, but a living, real, and amazing relationship with Jesus.