Libyan society is largely organized around tribal identities. For the next several Sundays, we’ll highlight one tribe to pray for specifically.

Today, we lift up the Warfalla, who represent the biggest and most influential tribe in Libya, composed of over one million people (out of a population of six to eight million). The Warfalla are spread all over Libya but their primary leadership comes from Bani Walid, in Tripolitania.

Jesus, we pray today for the Warfalla, that they would repent and turn to you, that they would seek after and find you. Thank you for a few believers from this tribe, especially those who are doing great works to help the poor and needy. Please add to their number. Thank you for the history of the Warfalla being peacemakers and mediators. Bless them Jesus and may many kingdom communities be birthed among them.
Lord Jesus, thank you so much that Libyan believers are carrying the banner of reaching their own people! They are full of vision for their countrymen to have their eyes opened to the truth and to see their nation transformed. Holy Spirit, we praise you and ask you to continue to fulfill your dreams and promises through our Libyan brothers and sisters.
Power cuts in Tripoli this year have been the worst since the Libyan crisis began. Recently, people have been counting hours of power ON versus power OFF, and they’ve been buying and preparing just enough food for one meal because refrigerators are unreliable. Usually when the weather cools down, citizens expect power availability to go up, but this year the cuts have still been bad. Jesus, we pray for relief and good solutions to this crisis. Give believers opportunities to learn the secret of being content in all circumstances. Thank you for meeting the needs of your people.
Lord Jesus, you know the thoughts of every man and woman in Libya. We pray for forgiveness and reconciliation among Arabs and Amazigh people. We pray for wise, good solutions to the root causes of these racial divisions and conflicts. Would each side consider their own sinful state and great need for forgiveness, leading to revelation of God’s great love for all his image bearers. We pray for Christians to be blameless in these areas and we lift up those who are advocating for peace and justice.
Father we again lift up Sirte to you. This city has endured so much destruction and havoc and remains a contested battleground. It’s been recalled for its being the hometown of Muammar Gaddafi, the location of the beheading of Egyptian martyrs in 2015, and as an Islamic State stronghold. May it be remembered as the place where peace was achieved in Libya. May the talks that are happening now be successful and effective in making peace! We pray for the people of Sirte to know your salvation and to declare allegiance to Jesus Christ the King. Bless Sirte and make it a place of flourishing, in Jesus’ mighty name!