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
The coastal city of Casablanca is the capital of the Casablanca/Settat Region, and like most major metropolitan areas it is densely populated and expanding at a dizzying rate. Nearly 28% of all of Morocco’s population lives in this region, a vast majority located in Casablanca itself. With this massive urban area come all the typical urban problems—large economic gaps between the wealthy and the poor, exploitation particularly of young people, corruption, and the infamous “urban disconnect” that brings with it the breakdown of the family unit and other community support networks. But alongside these big city challenges, there are also big city opportunities. Very few people living in Casablanca are actually from Casablanca, but instead are from rural areas in the other regions of Morocco and have moved to the big city with dreams of “making it.” Imagine if these people were able to hear the truth of the Gospel in this city of the nations, and take that Truth back to their hometowns and villages to share with their families and communities? If each of these 10 million did that, total Gospel saturation of Morocco could be achieved in a matter of days.
As we lift this “Gateway City,” let’s ask that it be a city that not only welcomes people from all over to come, but that as the Gospel is proclaimed, it’s also a city that sends people out to all over. Let’s ask that this city is a place where people get sent, and not a place where people get stuck. This city has the potential to reach the entire nation, but it must be reached first, so let’s ask for bold proclamation in every one of the 16 major precincts of this city.
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.
Numbers 21:16-17 “From there the Israelites traveled to Beer, which is the well where the Lord said to Moses, “Assemble the people and I will give them water.” There the Israelites sang this song, “Spring up, O well! Yes, sing its praises!”
Pray for the assembly of Moroccans ready to drink deeply of the water the Lord offers them and sing it out, inviting others into the assembly of those who receive.
PRAY THE SONG
Holy Spirit, break down the walls, push back the dark and come flood this land!
“Flood the Earth” by Jesus Culture