Muslims and Christians often use the same Arabic word for “prayer”. The meanings of that word, however, could not be more different. Islamic salat “prayer” describes the memorized recitations that Muslims must speak and the motions they must go through five times a day. Christian “prayer” describes two-directional conversation with God where Christians humbly approach the throne of grace with confidence to present requests and praise, they listen to God, and are thus transformed. Today we ask for Muslims in Morocco to have the opportunity to be prayed for by a Christian and for them to have a divine encounter with God through it.
Each of us who comes to Christ must repent of and renounce every pact, promise, or identity we held before faith in Christ. Join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ from a Muslim background as they repent of their former identity as Muslims. This prayer is inspired by chapter 7 and 8 of Liberty to the Captives by Mark Durie
We can consider it a joy to suffer in Christ’s name. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” (James 1:2).
Pray for those following Christ in Morocco to renounce the lie that suffering for the sake of Christ is shameful.
“The Lord says: ‘Turn to me now while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in grief; tear your hearts instead.’ Return to the Lord your God, for He is merciful and compassionate. He is eager to relent and not punish. Who knows? He might turn and leave behind a blessing instead of a curse. Therefore, announce a solemn assembly; call the people together to fast and pray” (Joel 2, selections).
Pray for a spirit of prayer, fasting, and repentance to fall on the believers in Morocco.
Pray for a seriousness and urgency among believers.
Pray that God would respond to the prayers of Morocco and that he send blessings on them.
Pray for wisdom about if/where Christians in Morocco should use money in the emerging discipling network so that the movement ends up being healthy.
O Father! We come to you poor in spirit, asking…imploring…begging you for intervention in this nation and at this time. We pray, Lord, that you would raise up intercessors, people willing to stand in the gap for Morocco. Raise up your prayer-warriors, and mobilize the believers to pray.
May we pray instead of staying busy.
May we pray instead of scheduling more activities.
May we pray instead of filling up our time.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Capture our hearts again. And make Morocco a nation of sacrificial, extraordinary prayer and fasting.
Use these resources to help pray specifically each day.
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