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
At the heart of the region of Fes and Meknes is the continent’s oldest, continuously running Islamic university. This heritage of intellectual fallacy has soaked deeply into the very ground these cities were constructed on and petrified there until its inhabitants deal with spiritual issues from a place of remote detachment with closed minds and hearts of stone. Known as the nation’s “Spiritual Capital” and barometer for spiritual fervor, this reputation constantly throws up barriers to people’s willingness to even consider there might be another way. It’s a matter of duty and legacy to uphold the teachings of the Islamic faith.
Ask for the God who softens hearts of stone and rewrites reputations to bring breakthrough in this region of conservative Islam. Ask that the religion’s inconsistency, particularly relevant in this month of fasting, would be exposed. Ask that the heart needs of Moroccans would override any intellectual brainwashing and that they would know true peace through Jesus.
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.
1 Peter 2:4-6 “You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. As the Scriptures say, “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”
Pray for the “living stones” of the church to saturate those around them as they live out their spirituality in tangible ways so that the church can be built on Christ the cornerstone.
PRAY THE SONG
God, Your presence and Your power break strongholds! Father, bring breakthrough for Fes and break the strongholds of the enemy in this historic and precious city…
“Breakthrough” by Red Rocks Worship