In 2015, the capital of Derna was “freed” from IS occupation (by another Islamist militant group), only to be taken over again in 2018 by the Libyan National Army, after a long siege. Many scars remain from these periods of oppression and war.

Father, heal and restore the people of Derna’s spirits, minds and bodies through the power of the blood of Jesus. We ask that they would experience true freedom in you.

Forgiveness is very counter-cultural in Libya. If someone wrongs you, it is a normal response to cut that person off and not speak again. Father, we pray for believers in Libya to love one another and to forgive one another when they hurt each other. We pray for the church in Libya to be a unified body who model the love of Christ to each other and choose forgiveness and love rather than bitterness and hatred.

Father, we pray for the new Prime Minister-elect Dbeibah and for a peaceful transition of governing authorities in the nation of Libya as the new Government of National Unity is formed. Let those parties who are seeking to divide and prevent this new government from forming fail in their efforts. We ask for wise and compassionate leaders to be raised up to help the people of Libya.

In a culture where “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” is pretty normative, the words of Jesus to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” are pretty radical.

Lord Jesus, we ask for your disciples in Libya to walk in such radical love that those around them would marvel and wonder at the difference they see in their lives. We pray for your Spirit to empower them to love those who hate them and forgive those who treat them wrongly.

The capital of the Butnan district is the well-known city of Tobruk, home to the current House of Representatives.

Father, bless the HoR and give them wisdom, clarity, and purity of heart as they legislate in Libya. We pray for the people of this region. Pour out dreams and visions on them! Bless the believers there and strengthen them to live lives worthy of the gospel. Send laborers into the harvest to multiply disciples, churches, and leaders in Butnan!

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Gal. 6:9)

Father, we pray a blessing of perseverance and strength for all those laboring in the country of Libya today. Let them be reminded of your promise that in due season they will reap that which they have sown and help them to trust you with every seed which they sow.

There is a friend group of 3 young men who met together this past week and discussed their religious beliefs. All of them feel somewhat skeptical of religion and deceived by Islam.

Father, we ask for this group of men and for revelation from the Spirit to be poured out upon them! Let their discussions of religion and philosophy feel empty and meaningless. Awaken in their hearts a desire to know you, Jesus. Let their questions lead them to study the words of Jesus and what you spoke through your Holy Word.