“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.
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!
Jesus told a parable in Luke 18 about a persistent widow who kept coming to a judge asking for justice against her adversary and the judge gave her justice only because of her continual coming. Jesus admonishes us to keep praying and not lose heart asking them, “will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?” (Luke 18:7)
We will keep coming to you Lord asking for your justice and your mercy to be shown to the people of Libya!
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘ Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'” (Revelation 7:9-10)
Thank you Heavenly Father for your desire for every nation and every tribe to be represented before your throne on that glorious day. We pray today for every people group in Libya to bow before the Lamb acknowledging Jesus as their Lord and Savior!
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” (1 John 3:16)
Thank you Father God for showing us your love for us by sending your Son. Thank you that we know what love is because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. We ask for Libyans to know what love is this Christmas as they come to know how Jesus sacrificed his life for them.
Father, we pray for your church in Libya to be wholly devoted to Jesus and that they would recognize any false doctrines that are contrary to the Scripture. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 11:3, he was afraid that their “minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” Let it not be so of your believers in Libya, but we ask for their hearts to be pure and sincere in their devotion to Jesus!
James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” We lift up your followers in Libya asking that they would remain steadfast in their faith through every trial keeping their eyes fixed on Jesus knowing He is their great reward. Let them be men and women who have an eternal perspective in the midst of their earthly challenges.