North Africans/Middle Easterners, Northern France

Some local associations generously pass out free coffee on the street, especially in the winter. Many people enjoy receiving a warm drink and hearing about the love of God. However, not everyone is welcoming of the Light. One day, a man pushed others aside and demanded a coffee. He berated those serving him and spat out the hot coffee on the ground after receiving it. When the name of Jesus was spoken to him, he began to yell and curse the believers who were present. This North African man spat in the faces of believers while yelling in Arabic and making obscene gestures, trying to provoke a negative response. As he targeted individual believers, the others present prayed against the spiritual warfare taking place. Jesus said, “[The Lord] has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18 ESV). Pray that God will free this man from the bondage of sin and from captivity of the spiritual forces of evil. Pray that he will truly encounter the Son and know the goodness and lovingkindness of the Savior.