The Saharawi are the indigenous inhabitants of Western Sahara, a disputed territory
which was once claimed by both Morocco and Mauritania. They are made up of numerous
tribes of Berber origin which over centuries have intermarried with West Africans
and Arabs. They are united by their common language Hassaniya Arabic, also spoken
• Life for the Saharawi has been difficult due to a decades long war for
independence. Pray that in the midst of
this struggle they might seek the only lasting hope for peace found in Jesus
• Tens of thousands of Saharawi still live in refugee camps in Algeria and
Mauritania, where many still train for war to retake their homeland. Though
access to these groups is tightly controlled, pray for doors to be opened
supernaturally that will
to the gospel.
• As in Mauritania, Saharawi society is divided by occupational castes, in which
those at the bottom are virtual or sometimes literally slaves of the higher castes.
Pray that both master and slave might find redemption and freedom. through Jesus.
Heavenly Father, may the peace you long to bring to the Saharawi become reality
through the proclamation of your Word in Christ.