Pray for: Libya

Flag for Libya

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Tripoli
Population: 6,958,538
% Urban: 81 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 28.1 %
Official Language: Arabic
Languages: 32
Literacy Rate: 91 %
HDI Ranking: 105 / 189
% Christian: 2.6 %
% Evangelical: 0.3 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 97 %
People Groups: 42
Least Reached People Groups: 31
% Unevangelized: 66 %
Persecution Ranking: 4 / 50

Libya

Title: Libya

Tier: 1

Type: country

The era of Qaddafi is now a fading memory. Libya has become a land divided by civil war between different factions. Radical Islamists such as ISIS and smaller local groups took advantage of the chaos to seize control of some towns. Meanwhile foreign powers support the different factions, arms smugglers profit by supplying the various combatants, and outside companies continue extracting oil for their own profit. May God have mercy upon this land and its people! Pray for an end to the conflict, the rebuilding of infrastructure that enables communities to thrive, and especially an opening of these lands and people to the Gospel.

Libya

Title: Libya

Tier: 1

Type: country

Large numbers of migrants come into Libya. Most come from Sub-Saharan Africa, but some come from North Africa and even parts of Asia. A few find work in Libya, but more cross the dangerous deserts and seas in search of a new life in Europe. The current chaos in Libya gives freedom for traffickers to exploit these vulnerable people. Pray that these tens or even hundreds of thousands would find salvation, and not just earthly gain. Some of these migrants are believers; many others find Jesus in the midst of their turbulent lives. Pray that they might have a powerful spiritual impact on Libyans and on fellow migrants.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.