“…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (Isaiah 61:3)
Let those held captive in Libya be set free by the power of your Spirit, Lord God, and let there be many who exchange their mourning for dancing. Let joy be released over this nation and let praise come forth from the lips of those who have been redeemed by your blood!
Thank you Father for more who are being identified as interested and open to the Good News. One of these made the statement, “In 4-5 years there will be so many people like us, they will be able to be public” Let it be, Lord!
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17
Father, today we ask Your for the elderly people in Libya. Many of them have grown weary, disappointed and confused. We pray for them, that You will give them dreams of Your Son. Let many of them in their old age become fresh, faithful, passionate and vibrant disciples of Jesus.
In the last few weeks, many migrants and asylum-seekers from sub-Saharan countries experienced brutal treatment from security forces in Libya as they conducted raids on their houses. They are checking for documentation, but in the process, human rights are being violated.
Lord God, we lift up these vulnerable ones who are seeking asylum and we ask for your supernatural protection and covering over them. We pray for conviction by your Spirit for the Libyans who are mistreating and violating them. Grant them mercy, Lord and let the oppressed go free!
Today, we join with thousands in singing, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12)
Jesus, you alone, are worthy for you died and came back to life. You ransomed people from every tribe, tongue and nation to be brought back to God in restored relationship with Him. We glorify your holy and beautiful name, Lord Jesus!
Father, we thank You for Oliver. Thank You for calling him to Yourself and for showing him Your power and the truth that is in Your Son. We thank You how faithfully he talks about You with others at his workplace and in private. Please continue to give him boldness, love and wisdom. Let his wife and children become followers of Christ. And let the seed grow that he has planted in many Libyan hearts.
Recently, a business training program began for former militia members in order to help provide tools for them to reenter into civilian life.
Father God, we thank you for this initiative to help former fighters find a different purpose in life. Let these men experience true transformation in their hearts and discover the joy of entering into your kingdom.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
You give us power through your Holy Spirit and call us to be your witnesses until you return again, Jesus. We ask for Libyan believers to receive this power and that they would be filled with boldness to identify as your followers.
As Paul described you Jesus in 1 Timothy 1:16, we thank you for the perfect patience you display in rescuing the foremost of sinners and extending your mercy to them. Thank you for never giving up on us or the people of Libya.
Lord, You are worthy to be praised. Cherubim and Seraphine fall down before You. Songs of Your love will echo throughout all eternity. Please let this be a time where many hearts and mouths in Libya will already sing love-songs to You. Give the Libyan church songs, musicians and worship leaders. Make Your name and Your fame great through joyful worship in the hearts of Your children.