‘May the groans of the prisoners in Libya come before you; by the strength of your arm preserve those condemned to die.’ Psalms 79:11
Lord Jesus Christ, we praise you as the commander and chief of the heavenly armies. We ask that you will empower the small ‘Gideon armies’ in Libya to overcome the large number of enemy forces for your glory only.
Praise God for new believers from Libyan background who are actively seeking to make Jesus known in Libya. Pray that the gifts that God has put into each of these believers would be developed and that they would make the right connections with other believers and seekers. Pray for their protection both physically and spiritually.
Colossians 1:9-10 “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. ..” —Philippians 3:7-9
Lord Jesus, we pray that Libyans would realise that religion is worthless in comparison of knowing you.
As intercessors for North Africa, we challenge Libyans in 2018 to:
“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls Jeremiah 6:16
“I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” —John 10:16
Lord, we pray for the Libyan sheep to hear your voice, follow you, the Shepherd and become part of your flock.
Benghazi – The spokesperson for Libya’s self-styled national army in the east says the army welcomes holding elections as soon as possible.
In a Wednesday press conference, Brigadier Gen. Ahmed al-Mosmari said the army is ready to secure polling stations across the country and urged the east-based parliament to issue the elections law.
Libya plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed a longtime dictator. It is now split between rival governments and myriad militias.
In September, the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, proposed an action plan meant to pave the way for parliamentary and presidential elections and a vote on a new constitution.
The UN-backed government in the west says it plans to hold elections in 2018.
May the peace of God just cover Libya this year, we pray.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” Luke 2:12-13 Lord Jesus, you deserve all the glory. Thank you for your promise of peace and favour to all people. We ask that you open the eyes of the Libyan people to experience that peace and favour.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel”. Lord, we pray today for your children in Libya. May each and every one experience you as Immanuel, God with you, closer than a brother.
“He (Jacob) had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it” Genesis 28:12 Father God, we thank you for the stairway you opened up for us through Jesus, our Messiah.