Over 600,000 migrants and refugees are currently in Libya either living in official centers or informal smuggling sites. Many of them are being exploited and countless numbers of them are abused and suffering from forced labor and violent mistreatment.
Father, we cry out today for the large migrant community in Libya asking for your mercy to be poured out upon them and for justice to be served to those who are exploiting them. Thank you God for fighting for these precious souls and protecting them from the evil one.
Did you know that on the day of Pentecost, one of the people groups represented were from Cyrene in Libya? “Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians–we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” (Acts 2:10-11)
Father, just as yesterday marked the Day of Pentecost, we ask for a fresh outpouring of your Spirit over Libya. Awaken hearts and let them once again hear in their language of your mighty works and believe in your Son!
“But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” (Mark 4:20)
Oh Lord, we pray earnestly for your word to continue to be sown in abundance and that the good soil would be found! We pray against discouragement for those who are sowing the seeds that they would be filled with faith that there will be those who hear and accept your word.