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
While it’s a relatively small region, encompassing only 4% of Morocco’s landmass, the region of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra packs a powerful punch, as the nation’s political capital and seat of the government. Unlike many of us from nations with other forms of government, Moroccans would understand the immense courage Moses would have needed to stand before the monarch of Egypt and demand freedom for God’s people.
Moroccans are in many ways in a multifaceted, uphill battle for religious freedom. On one hand, there are many still in power in this country that would like to see Morocco more emphatically align themselves with other Arab nations in the Middle East. On the other, those that promote religious freedom have only succeeded in creating the perfect conditions for universalism and relativism, where people from all religions are welcome…unless that religion is not Islam. Either way, followers of Jesus in the Rabat region find themselves in a precarious position and in a constant battle against both fear and apathy. Even the joy of new Believers is colored by this unholy fear that increasing numbers put the whole Body at risk. Despite this pervasive fear, an amazing work of the Spirit continues in this region, as reports of many from inside law enforcement are encountering Jesus.
As we pray for those in this region, ask that the King of kings would make Himself undeniably known. Ask for wisdom, protection, and humility for all the leaders in this region—especially those with hearts soft toward the True God. Ask for the courage of the Lord, displayed in Moses, to settle upon the Believers of this region, that they would turn to one another in community and not be defined by mistrust and disconnection. Pray for the many in this region who do not hold positions of power or influence who feel lost in the masses and irrelevant—that they would rest in the gaze of Jehovah Roi, the God who sees the lowly and seemingly insignificant and calls them sons and daughters.
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.
Matthew 6:10 “May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
Pray for the coming saturation of God’s Kingdom in Morocco and all that the Kingdom of God ushers in when it comes.
PRAY THE SONG
God, You truly are the King of kings and the Lord of lords! We worship You and You alone today. Bring Your Kingdom to come in Morocco as it is in heaven, Lord…
“King of Kings” by Hillsong Worship