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!

Misrata, Libya’s 3rd largest city, is well known for its large trade port, fierce militias, and Islamic ideology.

Father, we pray you’d break the stronghold the enemy has on Misrata. We pray that light would fill the darkness there. Empower secret believers to grow and to share with their families. Send laborers into the harvest and let your kingdom come in Misrata and spread from there to the rest of Libya.
God, may you receive all the praise and glory due your Name from the Libyan people! Thank you for new songs written in Libyan Arabic and Tamazight that proclaim who you are and what you’ve done. May these songs bring you glory and may many more songs be written and sung in these languages for years to come, indeed for eternity!
“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” (Phil 1:27) Lord, teach our Libyan brothers and sisters to honor the gospel in the way they live. Enable them to “strive together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose [them] (v. 28).” Give them great faith, endurance, and unity in you as they boldly proclaim the truth.

“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.

Today marks the end of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr literally means the Breakfast Holiday!). Over the next few days normally families will visit all of their extended family members to congratulate each other, eat lots of sweets and drink lots of tea and coffee. This will happen less because of Covid restrictions this year but still is inevitable. Despite the celebratory air, it’s a reminder that millions of Libyans remain deceived and blinded to the truth of Jesus.

Jesus, we pray that your sweet aroma would be present in all of Libya, that all might hear and have a chance to know you. Although the darkness seems great, we know the harvest is ripe and the light is shining! For those you’ve prepared, would you lift the veil of deception and open their eyes to the truth.