The Arabs of North Africa
Join us in praying for Arab people living in the Maghreb – the North Western part of Africa. This is a huge diverse people group spanning several countries. Pray Isaiah 42:11-12 for these men, women, and children living in Africa’s north: “Let the (Arabs in the) wilderness and its cities lift up their voices… let them shout from the top of the mountains… and give glory to the LORD.”
Population: Approximately 91 million
Location and Background: The Arabs of North Africa live in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. These countries are called the Maghreb- the Arab West. The Arab conquest of North Africa in the 7th and 8th century led to the conversion of the indigenous Berbers and the imposition of the Arab language and culture. The mixing of Arabs with Berbers and other peoples produced today’s North African Arabs.
The countries of the Maghreb share mountain ranges, desert, and coastlines.
Culture: The Arabs of North Africa have diverse cultures and traditions, but they all share Arab culture and language. Many of them are businessmen and farmers. Tourism and petroleum products are important to the economies.
Latest Prayer Updates:
A woman said yesterday: ‘We believe that to get to heaven we must wear the hijab, give to the poor and speak kindly… what do you believe allows you to enter heaven? “ Later she asked, “How do you know which prophets and books are from God?” And then later, “Do we (Mus) sacrifice the sheep in the Eid to get forgiveness of sin? Why do you not sacrifice?” She then listened to Adam and Abraham’s stories… and read from 1John 4, Heb 10. Please pray that Jesus would keep stirring eternal questions in the hearts of Arabs and ask that they receive His Word, believe and follow!
A look at Africa’s north, where millions face an eternity without Christ.