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We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Psalm 33:20-21

Welcome to the August edition of TC12. We hope you enjoyed praying for Iraq last month and we look forward to sharing any news and answers to prayer in the future. We are now able to share some feedback from the first half of the year, which you can view on our brand new website. But let’s begin with some opening prayers before we move onto this month’s country, Morocco.

Opening Prayers

  • The Maarifa team is struggling with tiredness and stress, and would very much appreciate our prayers. It is often hard for team members to fully step out of their roles and take a break. They need energy, focus, vision and enthusiasm in their roles (producing content and keeping in touch with seekers) but they also need to be able to put work down and take time for themselves. Please pray that they would be able to do this.
  • Situations in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Tunisia are of great concern – violent protests, prisoners escaping, assassinations and ongoing conflict. Pray that the Lord would intervene by shaping the hearts of those with influential power, bringing peace and calm, and uniting people, despite the religious, ethnic and social divides.
  • We’re in the last few days of Ramadan, so please spend some time praying for Christ to reveal himself to the many Muslims who genuinely think the fast is God’s will. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open eyes and hearts to the truth!

Country Profiles

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MoroccoMap showing Morocco

…the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ Romans 10:12b-13

Morocco is one of the quieter Arab countries. We rarely hear anything on the news! Most of us probably picture a mysterious, exotic country, where people still wear traditional robes, ride donkeys and live much simpler lives. In reality, though, Morocco has many modern cities and its people are pretty much the same as we are – they wear jeans, drive cars, use mobile phones and work in offices.

About Morocco

  • Sitting on the western coast of North Africa, the Kingdom of Morocco is one of just three countries with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. (The other two are Spain and France.)
  • Morocco is the only North African constitutional monarchy. Mohammed VI is king and has been on the throne since his father’s death in 1999.
  • Islam is the official state religion and most Moroccans are Sunni Muslim.
  • Many practice folk Islam, which incorporates various superstitious beliefs, such as cursing, giving the evil eye, fearing jinn, wearing the hand of Fatima and praying to saints.
  • There are 4,000 to 8,000 Moroccan Christians out of a population of nearly 33 million. They experience regular harassment from local authorities, but are showing signs of resilience.
For more info, take a look at our Morocco country profile page. We also recommend OM’s prayer website.

Seven-day Prayer Points

Day 1

Pray for an increase in the number of Moroccan visitors, contacts and Bible study students this year. Give thanks that we already have a healthy number interacting with us through Facebook (see table).

Day 2

Pray for our web content and posts to make a huge impact on the lives of Moroccans. This month, we are streaming two testimony series and some Moroccan dialect Christian songs for people to listen to. Take a look at this video of a man giving a testimony as he paints.

Day 3

A group of Moroccan women are working through The Journey, a video-based course that introduces various characters from the Bible. Pray for these ladies to be drawn to Jesus as they learn about his life and teachings.

Day 4

Pray that those who live and serve in Morocco would be discerning as they talk with those they meet. Pray that fruitful relationships with persons of peace (Luke 10:5-7) would form.

Day 5

Pray that the Lord would put the name of Jesus on the lips of Moroccans as they pray in the mosque. Pray that he would become more than a prophet to many Moroccans – even to the most staunch Muslim.

Day 6

Pray for Berber-speaking Moroccans to have access to the Bible and believers who speak their own language. Give thanks that there are a number of Berber believers and pray for their strength in number and faith.

Day 7

Pray for the Moroccan church to grow, mature, flourish and be more outward looking than ever. Pray that Moroccan believers would be united in faith and bold in witness.

Thank you again for your faithful prayers. We are making a difference!

The Arab World Media team

Next month: Oman

TC12 is a prayer initiative for 15 specific countries of the Arab world. We are asking God for an increase in the number of spiritual enquirers. Each month we pray for a different country, asking that God would use the ministry of Arab World Media to bring more people to a living faith in Christ.