Day 24

DECEMBER | 2021

Libya

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Libya is preparing for a presidential election. The first round of voting will be on December 24th, and the second round will be on January 24th. Pray for a good and tactful leader who will bring peace, prosperity, and mercy. We proclaim the divine, just rule of God over the war-ridden and battered country of Libya. May the Lord revive the hearts of the weary and hurting Libyans, providing healing and peace. Let the Libyan churches declare to all the people: Be strong and courageous. Do not fear, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. (The Bible, Deuteronomy 31:6)

Source: Wikipedia, 2021 Libyan presidential election. 2021

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Libya is listed in 4th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibeh is a Libyan politician who is the current Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity. Libya’s Presidential Council head Fayez al-Sarraj is ready to step down and pass his tasks and responsibilities to the new government to consolidate the principle of peaceful transition of power. The national general election is scheduled for December 2021. The situation for Christians in Libya changed drastically after the Gaddafi regime fell. The country fell into chaos, and weapons and Islamist ideologies flowed across the relaxed borders of Egypt. Islamist militia groups such as Ansar al-Sharia, the Nusra Front, and ISIS had firmly embedded themselves in Libya and begun to hunt down Christians. The world will never forget that on a beach ISIS beheaded Coptic Christians for their faith in Christ.

CHIEF OF STATE
HEAD OF GOV.
President Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh
POPULATION
6,412,000
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
4
REFUGEES
399,935
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.34 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
32%