“…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!

The town of Murzuk is an oasis town located in the southwest of Libya. The town has declined significantly over the last century, and the tribal people living in this region remain isolated with many of them never having had the opportunity to hear the Gospel.

Father, we lift up the different tribal groups, especially the Tebu, who are living in the region of Murzuq; we ask for there to be a great harvest among them.

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!

The town of Ghat, located along the western border of Libya and Algeria, is home to a Tuareg people group who speak the Tamahaq (pronounced similar to “tomahawk”) dialect. The harsh desert climate and remoteness of Ghat makes it a challenging place to live.

Lord, we ask you to thrust out laborers into Ghat, especially believers from neighboring people groups! May the gospel touch and transform the Tuareg people, and may Ghat no longer be known for nefarious smuggling trades, but rather as a crossroads for kingdom workers.

BONUS: Listen to this Tamahaq song!

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.