Day 24

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Libya

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Turkey is coming forward to support Libya’s territorial integrity. The joint efforts to establish calm in Libya have paved the way for stability and the political process in the country. All sides must refrain from taking steps that would endanger stability in this critical period. Both will strive for Libya’s stability, prosperity, and peace. Enhancing interparliamentary cooperation could contribute to further boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. Turkey will support the newly formed government to go for presidential and parliamentary elections. Pray for the leaders to ensure that all channels of dialogue are kept open for peace and stability in the country. Pray for the Libyans to have the opportunity to hear the gospel for living a new life of hope and meaning (The Bible, Acts 5:20).

Source:

https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/diplomacy/sentop-highlights-turkeys-support-for-libya-in-meeting-with-saleh

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
President Mohamed al-Menfi
HEAD OF GOV.
PM 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%