“From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth–he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.” (Psalm 33:13-15)
In the midst of a time of much uncertainty and fear, we thank you Lord that you are sovereign over all that is happening in our world. You remain seated upon your throne and you are in control. During this time, we pray for Libyans to turn to you and receive peace through your Son.
In Acts 16, we read the story of the Philippian jailer who after hearing the Word, “he was baptized at once, he and all his family.” (Acts 16:33) We boldly ask for entire households to come to faith in Libya, Lord. Let us begin to see families believing and being baptized together!
Father, we’re asking that in Libya today there would be men who have “Damascus road” encounters with you! After Ananias laid his hands upon Saul, “immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight.” (Acts 9:18) Lord, let the scales fall from their eyes and help them to see you clearly!
“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!