Sing to the Lord, All the Earth

Lee DeYoung

READ : Psalm 96:1-13

This psalm is a joyous call to all nations to continually praise the world’s only Savior: “Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day” (vv. 1-2). It’s an Old Testament vision of the New Testament’s Great Commission emphasis: “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (v. 3). Every tribe in every land must sing the Lord’s praises again and again!

In this third of four days of prayer for the Arab world, petition the Holy Spirit to enter the hearts of four Berber peoples of northern Africa: Algeria’s Kabyle Berbers and Shawiya Berbers, Morocco’s Riff Berbers, and the Tamazight Berbers (of Algeria and Morocco).

Berber churches existed during early Christian history, but collapsed when Islam swept North Africa. During centuries of coastal invasions, Berbers took refuge in North Africa’s rugged mountains and deserts. There they were free to speak their languages and maintain their own laws and culture.

Although most Berbers are difficult for outsiders to reach, many are open to the gospel. Praise God for several thousand Kabyle Berbers who have recently turned to Christ. Give thanks for the popularity of the Jesus film, which is being copied and distributed by Berbers who take pride in the only movie which exists in their mother tongue.

PRAYER

May all the Berber peoples sing “the Lord reigns.” Amen.