“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.
As Libyans finish the fast of Ramadan, we pray that you would convict them of their sin and reveal to them that you are not concerned with their outside appearance or whether they completed their fast successfully. Just as you spoke to the Pharisees when you were here on the earth to “first clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.” Let this be the cry in the hearts of Libyans for you to cleanse their hearts from their sinfulness acknowledging they cannot clean themselves, only you can save them, Jesus!
One of the requirements for Muslims during the month of Ramadan is for each person to recite the entire Qur’an. The text of the Qur’an can be pretty difficult for most average-educated people to read for it is quite disjointed and the language is different from their spoken dialect. There is not an important emphasis on understanding what you’re reading, only recitation.
Father, we pray for dissatisfaction and disillusionment to be stirred in the hearts of those who are reading but not understanding. Guide those who are seeking to understand to begin reading your Word and to the message of salvation!
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.
Lord God, we believe you are able to transform the hearts of the men who are fighting in Libya today. We boldly ask for men on both sides of this fight to have dreams and encounters with you Jesus that would change them and lead to a movement of them becoming obedient followers of yours!
It’s approaching the end of the third week of Ramadan and people are beginning to look towards the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr. Typically, new clothes and toys are bought for children for this holiday, but retail shops are all still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Father God, we lift up those who are financially struggling due to the loss of business this month. In their physical lack, we pray that they would cry out to you and seek you with all their hearts. Let them find true joy and peace with you God through the cross.
During this month of Ramadan, we pray for Libyans to find Jesus, the bread of life. Thank you Jesus for being the one who came down from heaven to give your life for the world. Thank you that all those who come to you will not hunger!
Lord Jesus, we ask in the power of your name for fear to be broken off believers. Let their minds be controlled by the Spirit which gives them life and peace. Thank you that each one is precious to you and no one can snatch them out of your Father’s hands.