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
Tonight is the night! Laylat Al-Qadr (Night of Power) is upon us! Some of you are asking, “What is that?”
- It is the night that commemorates the first revelation from Allah to Mohammed for the Quran.
- It is said to be a night of special power and forgiveness and that those who stay up all night praying and reading the Quran may have a visit from an angel and receive complete forgiveness from all past sins.
- The exact date is not recorded in the Quran but many believe it to be on one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan (night 21,23,25,27 or 29). This illusive date keeps many Muslims praying more intensely during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
- Many Moroccans observe it on night 27 although if you ask them, they will say it is a test of faith to not know for sure so that you cannot cheat and receive an easy reward from Allah.
So, let’s pray for these dear ones seeking an encounter with God and His forgiveness tonight! Because we pray, may many encounter the God who loves and forgives them freely through the gift of Jesus and the knowledge that because of the cross, the work is finished!
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.
Job 37:2-6 “Listen carefully to the thunder of God’s voice as it rolls from his mouth. It rolls across the heavens, and his lightning flashes in every direction. Then comes the roaring of the thunder—the tremendous voice of his majesty. He does not restrain it when he speaks. God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power. He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.”
Pray for Moroccans as they encounter the thunder of God’s voice, the transformation of his glory, and the greatness of his power.
PRAY THE SONG
God, You are the God of possible. We speak the name of Jesus over our Moroccan friends. We speak life and resurrection over their hearts, Lord…
“In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” by Katy Nichole