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
You can walk down almost any given street in Morocco and find trash. Piles of rubbish like this one are not hard to come by. When the King of Morocco does tours through his country, the cities he visits suddenly become transformed. Trash gets picked up, potholes get filled in, fresh paint gets painted on curbs and buildings. What once was trashy and ill-kept suddenly becomes fresh and transformed. But once the King has come and gone, the trash returns, the paint fades and everything goes back to the way it was before. The beauty was all a facade. Ramadan is very much this way as people clean up outwardly but have absolutely no transformation of the heart.
But what if the King of Kings shows up to permanently reside and establish His Kingdom? Then we would see a permanent beautification, an eternal transformation; a removal of the garbage of lies and freedom from the ugliness of deceit.
Be praying today for the permanent clean-up, the lasting beautification and the eternal transformation that comes when THE KING comes. Pray for those in the many cities throughout Morocco—the major metropolitans of Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, and Marrakesh; the smaller coastal towns of Asilah, Tetaoun, Safi, and Mohammedia; the rural agricultural areas of Beni-Mellal, Draa-Tafilalet, and Agadir; the sheep herders in High and Middle Atlas mountains and the camel herders dotting the Dunes of the Sahara
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.
Revelation 5:6-13 “Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth. He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne. And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. And you have caused them to become a Kingdom of priests for our God. And they will reign on the earth.” Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.””
Pray today a saturation of the Blood of the Lamb over every corner, every home and family, and every soul in Morocco.
PRAY THE SONG
God, You are worthy of ALL of our praise. All of it. From every tribe, every nation, and every tongue. Open the eyes of our dear friends in this nation and bring forth and army of praise…
“Worthy of it All” by David Brymer