The Union Church of Tripoli is facing eviction from the building it's used for over fifty years.
The Union Church of Tripoli is facing eviction from the building it's used for over fifty years.
Jul. 15, 2021 | Libya

Church in Tripoli Faces Eviction

[170] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Union Church congregation.

The Union Church of Tripoli, one of five Christian denominations recognized by the Libyan government, has worshiped in the same church building for over fifty years. The building was rented from the former governmental regime on land that the government had expropriated because of its proximity to the seat of government. Recently, a governmental committee decided to return the land and buildings to the descendants of the original owners, who have now filed a court case for eviction of the church, which serves as home to four Protestant congregations with Christians from many nationalities. Pray for the leadership of these congregations to know the peace of God while they await the court's decision. Pray that the church will be able to secure a new location within their financial means before being evicted.

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  • Dear Jesus, help these precious Christians who are working together and have used this building to worship You for 50 years. Soften the hearts of all the authorities involved and allow them to continue worshipping in this building and growing in union with each other and with You. Send Your Holy Spirit yo give wisdom to all the Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We pray that You would be with the Union Church congregation in a special way during this time. Guide them, give them peace as they wait for the Court's decision. May Your will be done! Provide them with a place to continue their worship. May they feel You with them at all times!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God, You are always with Your people, leading and guiding them. Thank You. May the leadership of these congregations know Your peace while they await the court's decision. May these believers be able to secure a worship location, even stay where they are if that is Your will. Thank You in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, you see the predicament that this church is facing and I thank you that you are already working and have plans set for them whether they get to keep the church or not. Pleas e use this situation to grow the Christians involved. I pray that they will be able to go forward in unity and prayer as they see what you have in store for them.
    Vicki W - USA
  • May god be with them I know this place good help us our community need u in my country Libya 🇱🇾
    Nabeil S - Libya
  • Father, work your perfect will in this situation. May this prepare the church for greater things. Give them even better accommodations and resources than they currently have. Guide them during this time. Thank you for how you are working. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Almighty God I know that there is nothing hidden before you and you knew that this will happen. Let your face shine upon these your children as they look up to you to deliver them from this evil. Help them to discover your presence in this ordeal. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the Union Church of Tripoli and their faithful corporate worship despite persecution by the Libyan government. I pray that You would guide the leadership of these targeted denominations to know the times and what to do and please give them peace throughout this trial. I pray that You would provide them a place to worship.
    Lysander S - USA
  • What I pray for the Union Church congregation that you would give them peace and another place for them to meet even before they hear the courts decision. I pray that the court would not decide to evict them and there would be a victory for them to remain in this building. I asked this in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Father please provide for this church. Help them to act with wisdom and compassion in this situation.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the name of the resurrected Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness of Union Church believers in Jesus. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we praise You for Your Church in Tripoli and ask that as there is a plan to evict the worship in this building, You are still growing Your church and Your will and plan will be accomplished even in this.May these congregants know Your peace in their hearts as they await the court's decision and may they be seeking You for another plan if needed
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, you know all things. You know your children by name; you see each one. I place this situation in your hands. You know what the fair and just thing is. I pray you move and your will be done. Guide your children, give them wisdom, open the eyes of the blind.
    polly c - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Union Church congregation. We ask for provision for them, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God I pray for these believers in Tripoli. I pray You would provide the leaders of these congregations with peace, trusting in You for the outcome. I pray their case would find favor with the court. Should they have to move, I pray You will provide them a new location, and the means with which to pay for it. I pray for the persecutors to repent.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord, please be with these Libyan brothers and sisters. May they have great wisdom as to what to do for their congregation. I pray for favor with the government. Please help them to make a way for these congregations. May this season of hardship reveal miracles and sustenance and periods of growing deeper in their faith. Please guide and lead them
    Amy G - USA
  • Lord we know all earthly courts and governments will one day perish and the government of Jesus will prevail. Help the believers in Tripoli to put all hope in You as You act on their behalf. Give the leaders clear direction as they wait and give them favor for the best outcome, dear and compassionate God. We thank You in Jesus name. Amen.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father I lift up these brethren before Your throne. I ask for Your peace that passes understanding to overshadow them. I pray for justice and that they would be able to secure a new facility within their means. I pray their faith and endurance would draw others to You. May they be salt and light wherever they go. In Jesus's mighty name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the believers in these congregations, that they will see your faithfulness and provision to them. Please help them find new facilities that they can afford and help them to relocate into areas that you desire will hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Prepare the hearts of those who will hear that they may receive salvation in Jesus.
    Julia F - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for wisdom and peace of heart for the leadership of the congregations who are waiting for the court's decision. If they are allowed to stay, we praise You. If they are forced to vacate, we praise You. You can take this time of change and use it to further Your kingdom. In all things, Your will be done. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord look with compassion on the 4 congregation families wh are being threatened with eviction. You know the anxiety of the leaders and the pastors, provide them with a home where they can grow their congregations and not be constantly threatened. Bring unity among the 4 churches that they can pray together, work together. Provide accordg 2 their means
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • Father, may the Union Church leaders and congregation trust in You with all their heart, lean not on their own understanding, and acknowledge You in all their ways, so that You may guide theirs steps on the path that lies ahead. May Your Word be a lamp to their feet and a light to their path as they seek direction from You with securing a new location.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, I pray that this church will find you faithful by providing a new place of worship, or by turning the heart of the owners. May the gov't continue to allow the worship of these believers & not retract their promises. We ask your strength and blessing on these congregations. Bless & keep the members. May your name bring power to save in Libya.
    SM D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the congregations of the Union Church who are waiting to see if their church building will be taken from them. I ask that You will lift their hearts in praise & Thanksgiving for all You have done through the years. May they find joy, peace & faith that You will provide for them no matter what happens concerning the church bldg.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father in heaven we pray for this church in Tripoli, help them in this situation. We pray that they would find a new building to worship. We pray that they will find favour in you. Thank you for answering their prayers in Christ name amen
    Diane E - Canada
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please bless them with Godly wisdom and discernment in this situation. Please cause the owner and government to look with favor on them. Please answer their prayers as they call on You.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, may they have the peace that transcends all understanding as they wait for answers. TY that YOu are over all. Would You grant favor to the members with the courts. TY for leading them to the special place You have for them all, and would You confirm it for them in Jesus' Name. May many be drawn to You and Your church through this in Jesus' N
    Lisa T - USA
  • ABBA FATHER you are greater than a building, may your will be done 1 John 5:14 amen
    Wyman K - Australia
  • Dear Lord,You know all things & You know the situation of the people at the Union Church of Tripoli.Please make Your way for them,be it regaining control of their current building or acquiring something new.Help this to not hinder the faith of ay of the congregation&help them to use this to bring You all the praise,honor&glory as you grow Your church!
    Donna H - USA
  • My Lord, You never Said it would be easy. I pray that a solution is found for this situation so that the church remains. May the Christians find solace through prayer and may those who have been lukewarm be renewed with the Gift of strong faith in You.
    Denise G - Canada
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