Father, you have called each of us to walk “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:2-3)
We pray for the church worldwide today including your children in Libya to eagerly desire to foster and maintain unity in the Spirit.
Today, Libyans along with the rest of the Muslim world are celebrating the Eid al Adha, which commemorates the time in which God provided a ram in place of Abraham’s son for a sacrifice. Many families are slaughtering a sheep and will give a portion to the poor, a portion to relatives and then keep the rest.
Father God, we thank you for the way in which this story points to Jesus as the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world. We ask for the eyes of Libyans’ hearts to be opened today to Jesus as their atoning sacrifice and that he willingly took their place.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16) Yes Lord, we pray for the Libyan believers to not be ashamed but to boldly proclaim the gospel knowing it is the power of God for salvation!