UNICEF reports that about 25,846 unaccompanied children crossed from North Africa to Italy via the Mediterranean route. Most who were interviewed, experienced violence, harassment or aggression. Sexual violence against women is widespread and men often threatened or killed. (Source: Aljeezera)
‘Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.’ Psalm 5:2
‘Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed-- and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors-- and they have no comforter’ Ecclesiastes 4:1
Father of all comfort, the people of Libya are oppressed and imprisoned by Islam, violence and corruption. Without you there is no hope or way out. Please reach down from heaven and scatter the enemy, in Jesus name.
‘Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.’ Psalm 107:13-14
The Libyan Dinar is very weak and there is often a shortage of cash. This is partly due to corruption and creates serious problems for ordinary Libyans. Employment is low, criminal gang activity high and difficult to start a business or attract any foreign investment.
Lord Jesus, we pray for those in authority to find solutions to the economic challenges. We pray that Libyans would seek and find you, the Prince of Peace and Provider.
Father, we pray that you will open the door of opportunity that all the Libyans will hear the Good News and mystery of Christ in Jesus name. Colossians 4:3
Libya, hear the Word of the Lord:
“Here I am! I stand at the dooráand knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Jeremiah 22:29; Revelation 3:20)
Please declare the following over Libya today:
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
The Chief of the Presidential Guard, Najmi Al-Nakowa, has announced a ban on entering Tripoli with light and heavy weapons, saying all unlicensed weapons will be collected by the relevant authorities in Tripoli, reports the Libyan News Agency (LANA) in Tripoli. The decision came in an expanded security meeting of the Joint Operations Room in Mitiga Airbase in Tripoli with many military and security officials from west Libya present.
Libya Observer – 24 July 2017
We praise you Lord that your living, active and double-edged sword, the Word, can penetrate any resistance and obstacle. As intercessors for North Africa, we distribute your weapons with divine power and demolish strongholds, arguments and pretences against the knowledge of you. (Heb.4:12, 2 Cor. 10:4-5)
We thank you Lord that you are the One who blots out transgressions and remembers sins no more. May all Libyans now after Ramadan, have that special revelation through Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 43:25)
Father, God we ask that you to make the riches of his glory known to the people of Libya. (Romans 9:23)
Mon 17 July: Libya
We as intercessors for North Africa declare that although the enemy try to blind the people and shut the gates of Jericho like in the time of the spies (Jos. 2:7), the walls will fall and the people set free to worship Father in spirit and truth.