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.
“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!
“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message.” (Acts 10:44)
Father, we pray that today as your Word is spoken in Libya that your Holy Spirit would fall down and accompany your Word with signs and wonders. We pray for those who are hearing the message to believe today and be baptized in the name of Jesus! Pour out your Spirit, Lord!
We thank you and praise you Father for being a God who restores and rebuilds your people as they were intended to live according to your purposes. Thank you for the power of your cleansing blood, Jesus, that washes away our iniquities and has the power to make the people of Libya whole again. As the Lord spoke to Jeremiah about the people of Israel in Jeremiah 33:6-8, promising to bring healing, security and rebuilding them as they were at first, let it happen in Libya as well!
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure dwells in you as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5)
Lord God, we pray that in Libya there would be multiple generations of believers in families and we ask for grandparents and parents who will pass their faith onto their children through teaching them and modeling their faith.
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!
“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.
After the sinful woman anointed Jesus’ feet in the house of a Pharisee, he spoke to him, “Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven–for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” (Luke 7:47)
Oh Father God, we ask for a clear understanding and revelation to be given to Libyans of how much they have been forgiven and that they cannot do anything to earn your forgiveness.
“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Colossians 2:16-17)
We ask that in this season of Ramadan when Muslims are required to fast that many Libyans would feel the heavy yoke of religious duty and that they would come to see that the substance is found in Christ!