Area: 458,730 sq km
Northwest corner of Africa. Fertile coastal areas in the north, Atlas mountains inland and Sahara Desert to the south and southeast. A further 252,000 sq km of former Spanish Sahara claimed and occupied by Morocco since 1975.
Population: 32,777,808 Annual Growth: 1.25%
Official language: Arabic. Berber is used in many homes. French widely used; English increasing Languages: 10 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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Bible and Christian literature ministries. For prayer:
a) Arabic Bibles can be imported only in small quantities and Berber Scriptures not at all. Distribution is discreet. Pray for believers to acquire the discipline of reading the Word every day. Recordings are effective for the illiterate; pray that they would listen daily. Arabic and Berber Scriptures are available on the Internet.
b) Bible translation continues in the three main Berber languages in both Arabic and Berber scripts as well as in Moroccan Arabic. Pray for the translators and their work. Work is underway to record and distribute Scripture and other Christian materials in the Berber languages. The NT in Tashilhayt is available in MP3 format, loadable onto mobile phones.
c) BCCs in combination with Christian broadcasting have been influential in the past, but with the coming of satellite TV fewer people now listen to foreign radio stations. Nevertheless, BCC materials still have much to offer at all academic and spiritual levels. Pray especially that leaders may benefit from Arabic-language Bible College courses available on the Internet.
d) Various media agencies. Most are based in Europe. They are working to write, print and distribute Arabic and Berber materials for North Africa.
e) Operation Transit distributes annually tens of thousands of packages containing evangelistic materials to North Africans crossing from Europe to Africa and back for summer vacation. Pray for these materials to be read and considered, and pray for fruit from this sowing.
For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Morocco.