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:
Please pray for my friend Roza. Her grandfather died this week. This is her message:
“He passed away without knowing who Jesus is. It really hurts me that a member of my family goes without talking to Him and knowing Him. I always pray for them to wake up from their mistake. But it’s a really sad feeling knowing that they go forever in the devil’s way. I’d be relieved if he had gone knowing who Jesus was.”
Praise God for Roza’s faith and pray for her comfort and opportunities to share her faith with her family.
A look at Africa’s north, where millions face an eternity without Christ.