PRAY THE PICTURE
Every day, we invite you into the ancient spiritual prayer practices of Lectio and Visio Divina. Each day you will be given a picture to meditate on in prayer, Visio Divina or “eating/digesting the image,” asking the Holy Spirit to prompt things from the image for you to pray into and to fill the image with spiritual meaning. Most of these visuals will connected to the concept of “Saturation” and will be connected to the insights included in each day’s prayer fuel.
We encourage you to start your prayer time each day by sitting in silence with the picture and listening for the Holy Spirit’s direction. It might also be meaningful to return to the image after you have read the additional pieces of the prayer fuel, using it to wrap up your time of intercession and giving the Holy Spirit the opportunity to speak through it on even deeper levels. May you be blessed as you engage your Creator in visually inspired prayer.
PRAY WITH CULTURAL INSIGHT
Fasting has made its way onto the list of current health fads of late, and there is an abundance of opinions from health experts on the optimal ways to fast, the perfect windows of intermittent fasting for your body type or your age group, and the ideal ways one breaks a fast. Of course, it’s no surprise that something God asks us to build into our live as a spiritual discipline has physical benefits. And it should be no surprise that the enemy has found a way to twist a good thing, meant for our physical and spiritual health, into something devoid of meaning in several formats across multiple cultures across the ages. He is a master manipulator of God’s good gifts, and one of his favorite tactics is to take a spiritual practice meant to usher us into encounter with God and reduce it down to a formula. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way a Muslim breaks their fast—a glass of milk and three dates. The reason behind this absurdly specific practice is neither spiritual or physical. They do it this way because that is reportedly how Mohammed broke his fast, and they model the very minutiae of their lives of this manifestation of Satan’s twisted theology.
Let the impact of that break your heart for a minute, as its breaks the heart of God. For centuries now, Satan has been able to deceive and derail millions with his twisting of what God meant for our good. While we rejoice at the work of God’s glory at work as he calls Moroccans to himself, we are aware that a majority of the population has yet to encounter him and believe. As yet another Ramadan continues and many press on in their striving work for forgiveness, ask God to reveal His feelings for this broken nation to you that you may pray for it from a place of a shared heartbeat with God Almighty. How He longs for none to perish but have everlasting life.
PRAY THE WORD
Each day, as we engage the practice of Lectio Divina, “eating/digesting the Word,” the Scripture we will pray comes from a community of prayer from within Morocco that has been praying Saturation over Morocco.
Adjective: “Saturated”—holding as much water or moisture as can be absorbed; thoroughly soaked
Noun: “Saturation”—the degree or extent to which something is completely absorbed
This group is daring to pray audacious prayers of saturation—asking for God’s Kingdom to come to Morocco to such an extent that it is completely absorbed in His truth, presence, and transformation. Keep this in mind as you pray these Scriptures and join with those who are already praying audacious prayers on behalf of Morocco.
Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
As you visualize in prayer the spiritual wilderness and wastelands of Morocco, proclaim this new thing and new way that the Spirit desires to spring up across the dry land.
PRAY THE SONG
God, we pray for revival! Spirit of God, pour out on us…
“Spirit of God” by Canyon Hills Worship