“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:12-13)

Lord Jesus, these words you spoke are true and trustworthy. Let the eyes and ears of Libyans be opened to receive this truth and the mercy you offer before the day of judgment.

As a Libyan believer was baptized recently, the words of Romans 6:4 felt very significant as everyone present reflected on the picture of our sins being buried through his death and the new life we’re given in Christ through His resurrection. Father, we praise you for this beautiful picture we see through the act of water baptism, and we pray for many more in Libya to repent and be baptized!!

Father, we pray today for those in Libya who are powerful voices and influences in the media world. We ask for your hand to be upon them and for you to guide them into all truth. Let their voices become ones proclaiming a different way and encouraging people to ask questions rather than merely accepting everything they have grown up hearing.

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Father, Son, and Spirit, you are God and we thank you that you existed before the world began. We ask for revelation to be poured out over Libyans to discover all three persons of the Trinity and to believe in the Father, Son and Spirit.

This past week, violent clashes broke out between two militia groups in Tajoura, a suburb of the capital. The fighting occurred in an civilian-populated neighborhood. Though the major fighting has moved out of the capital, this is a reminder of the strong spirit of violence and revenge present in this country.

Father God, only by your power and by your Spirit will the walls of violence, hatred and disunity be broken through and replaced with love, forgiveness and unity. We stand in faith asking for a breakthrough for the cycle of violence to be stopped and for the people of Libya to learn what it means to love their enemies.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Let it be true in the Libyan body of believers that they would be a people who are encouraging and building each other up continually. We pray for the words that come forth out of their mouths to be life-giving and would serve to stir one another up to love more and be obedient to your commands.

Last week, the current Prime Minister/Head of GNA (Serraj) in Tripoli announced that he would be stepping down by the end of October and a new executive authority will be taking over. The new leader is yet to be known, but this announcement comes on the heels of a increased number of protests aimed at Serraj’s government.

Lord God, we come to you asking for your mercy over Libya and for the new leader chosen to be someone who will be used by you for your purposes. Let this transition be a favorable one for your kingdom to continue advancing in Libya and more coming to salvation!