Area: 1,775,500 sq km
Mostly Saharan desert; only a coastal Mediterranean strip, 2% of its land area, is arable.
Population: 6,545,619 Annual Growth: 2.02%
Official language: Arabic Languages: 32 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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The spiritual climate in Libya has changed significantly. God is doing a new work in this land (a response to the sustained and specific intercession of past years?). There is notable spiritual hunger among Libyans, but not enough Bibles for those seeking them. Increasing numbers of Libyans are coming to Christ (though still only a few), and expatriate Christians now enjoy greater spiritual liberty than in the past. Praise God for these developments and pray that they would continue.
Libyas long isolation is ending. Sanctions have ended, foreign investment and trade are increasing and the government is becoming more moderate. Libyan nationals have distinguished themselves as gracious and friendly; pray that they might be open to the gospel as it is shared sensitively. Pray also for Libyas future; its ruler will not live forever, and whoever succeeds him could shape the nation profoundly.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Libya.