Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Praying for Libya: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - August 15

Today we continue to pray for a nation on the African continent. Libya is a key north African Muslim state, featured prominently in recent news stories as they underwent somewhat of a revolution. The future of Libya remains to be seen. Please read more about this land on pages 537-539.

My prayer for today: Lord, we are thankful for the changing spiritual climate in Libya. Thank You for their hunger for truth, for the demand for Bibles, and for the beginnings of freedom for Christians to practice their faith. We pray that the overthrow of the long-time government last year will lead to true and lasting freedom and not further bondage. We pray that people will reject religious extremism in their leaders and instead seek rulers who will seek to represent all Libyans regardless of faith or approach. We pray for the church to be wise and bold in outreach, for sound teaching and firm faith. We pray for You to connect believers in creative ways, especially as individuals seek to marry sometimes without revealing their faith in Jesus to their families. Link these "secret believers" to each other and help them find strength and boldness together. Be glorified in and through Libya. Thank You for this window of opportunity. In Jesus' name, amen.

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