“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” (James 5:16a)

Father, we pray as believers meet together that they would be prompted by the Spirit to humble themselves and confess their sins to one another. As they pray for each other, let your healing power bring restoration and healing to the brokenness in their lives.

Today, February 17, 2020, marks 9 years since the beginning of the civil war that led to the overthrow of Libya’s long-time dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. It is a public holiday in the country, and flags can be seen flying everywhere. Many are celebrating despite the fact the country is still in the midst of political chaos and fighting.

Father, today we ask for a spiritual revolution in the country of Libya. Let a spirit of repentance wash over this blood-stained land and hearts be cleansed from evil and sin through the blood of Christ.

We pray for all those in authority in Libya, that Libyans might live “peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Tim. 2:2). Lord, would you bestow heavenly wisdom on Libyan politicians and rulers, that they would seek righteousness and peace in the areas they are responsible for. We pray against corruption and ask for leaders who hate deception and love truth! O God, we long for peace and quiet in this nation, for the sake of the gospel!

As Psalm 34:4-5 declares, ” I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” 

Thank you for this truth Lord that for those who look to you in times of trouble, they will not be ashamed but rather their faces will be radiant. We pray for Libyan believers to look to you and seek you in the midst of their challenges. May their faces be radiant with the glory of the LORD.

In Matthew 20:29-34, we read the story of two blind men who cried out to Jesus when they heard he was passing by, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” Even when others told them to be quiet, they cried out even more!

Lord Jesus, we ask for Libyans today who are blind spiritually or physically to cry out to you asking for mercy. Thank you that you are merciful and you respond to those who cry out to you!