A church in Libya is being evicted from the building where it's gathered for more than 50 years. (Source: Middle East Concern)
A church in Libya is being evicted from the building where it's gathered for more than 50 years. (Source: Middle East Concern)
May. 19, 2022 | Libya

Church Evicted from Building After 50 Years

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

The Union Church, a denomination officially recognized by the Libyan government, has rented a building from the government since the church’s original building was seized in the 1970s. Since 2011, the government has returned stolen properties to their original owners, including the building the Union Church now rents. In December 2020, the original owners of the Union Church’s building applied to evict the church from the building, and a court granted the eviction in February 2022. The Union Church has tried unsuccessfully to reach an agreement with the building’s owners to rent or purchase the building from them. Pray that the brothers and sisters in this church will experience the peace of God as they face the loss of their building, and pray that God will provide another space for the congregation to gather in worship.

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  • I do pray that this congregation would draw nearer to You and walk with one another in unity as they seek solutions. May they have wisdom and grace as they suffer, and I do pray that there would be another place for them to meet. May their witness proclaim the goodness of You and Your gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Megan, our Shield, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of members of Union church. We ask that they walk with the wise, for provision, a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you Jesus for the congregation of believers of Union Church for they are the church. Help them to receive a building in supernatural ways to replace the one they were in and let it be theirs. Thank you Holy Spirit for working and moving in the lives of these people. God you are almighty and care for your people, we thank you for all things.
    Pam W - USA
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    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the Union Church and their faithfulness in meeting together even after having their building seized. In the face of the hardship of losing their meeting place, I pray that they experience the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding. I know that You will provide another space for them to congregate and worship.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father we bless your most beautiful name for the lives of these your children of Union Church in Lybya, you're the way maker, the great provider and you are the Almighty GOD! Please may see see these people through in this time of trials and make a way for them where there seems to be no way, provide them a better place than where they were before Amen
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • ABBA ADONI PLEASE SOFTEN THE HEARTS OF SOMEONE TO PROVIDE A PLACE OF WORSHIP TO THIS CHURCH. IN RETURN PROPSPER THEM TO SHOW THE LOVE OF GOD. SOFTEN THE HARDENED HEARTS. MAY THEIR SPEAK WORDS OF PRAISE & WORSHIP AND GLORIFY YOU IN THE MEDST OF PAIN & TRIALS. O GOD OF MERCY & LOVE WE BLESS YOUR NAME. MAY ALL OF LIBYA HEAR YOUR GOSPEL AND LIVE YOUR LIFE.
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • In the wise name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Union Church. We ask for provision, for wisdom, hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, in spite of this disappointment, we know you have a plan for this group of believers. Show them your love and care for them, and may they find alternative spaces to worship you together. Increase their faith, and may they be completely unified in spirit. Give clarity and wisdom to their leaders and may others come to faith due to their example.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God, we praise You for Your word that tells us that God cannot be contained within walls made by human hands. You will provide for Your church given through faith in Jesus Christ. No one will be able to stop it. Please bless the believers in Libya. Supply all the needs of the congregants of Union Church. All glory is Yours.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord I pray for this church and for what Satan intended to harm and discourage them to bring them peace and hope. I pray for an even better building in a better location to be found for them and for their hearts to remain steadfast in You. I pray for them to continue meeting and trusting in only the blood of Jesus for salvation and life everlasting.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters of the Union Church congregation. We pray You will provide a new place of worship for them. We pray that opposition from authorities will cease. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Father God I pray in the name of Jesus that You will provide another place for Union Church to meet. I ask that You will encourage its leadership in the midst of this opposition. Bless their testimony to those who are against them. Empower them to love their enemies. Bless each and every member of Union Church.
    John D - USA
  • In the presence of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, God Who is There, as brothers and sisters is Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Libyan Christians of Union Church. We ask for overflowing hope, a hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them Amen.
    Gary F - USA

  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prospe
    barry p - USA
  • Father, You are a prayer hearing God. We ask in Jesus's Name that You will provide far anove all that we can pray for Union Church's believers. Our difficulties are Your opportunity to show Yourself strong. Therefor we pray that You will provide for them in another building and strenghthen their faith and trust in You. We ask this in Jesus's Name.Amen
    Tertia D - South Africa
  • Lord God, I pray for Union Church to be able to find a building to occupy and continue living for You and sharing Your love with those around them. Amen.
    Warren W - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for providing this congregation a building for the past 50 years. Use this opportunity to strengthen them and use them mightily for the spread of the gospel
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear Lord, prepare a new home for Union Church. Guide them to your place for them. May it be even more than they expect, bc you are a generous Father who loves the lost in Libya. May the Holy Spirit rain down on these children of yours, even the ones who do not know you. Draw them in & prepare their way. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Merciful Eternal, This church in Libya has run into opposition from the evil one to worship in peace. Grant them peace & favor to rerent the property for church or better yet improve their situation by finding thm a new & better place to grow in number & fulfill their mission. Lord cause the Christian church to grow mightily in Libya In Jesus nameamen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father, as this church navigates this situation, may You give them wisdom and direction. May their attitude bring You honor and be a witness to the building owners and officials. Help them to find a place that allows them to serve You, grow and to reach more people with the gospel. May more Libyans place their faith in Jesus and be redeemed.
    Beth P - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulnmess of Christians of Union church. We ask for provision, for hedge of protection. angels to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Oh Father let Christians have strength to worship You in spirit and in truth. Let them worship with a building or without. Let them be an amazing example of Your faithfulness and heart to Your people.
    Jean R - USA
  • We know a church is any two people meeting in your name. Let the congregation strengthen their ties together until you answer prayer and break the barriers that stop a bigger and better building being found. Heal the owners past loss a pain. Let the building be used for your glory regardless. Let this testing refine your Saints Lord Amen
    Jane W - United Kingdom
  • Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the faithfulness of the members of Union Church through the years. I pray that you would give them wisdom as to what they should do and provide a place for them to meet as a church body. Comfort their hearts in their loss, giving them a deep sense of Your presence. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that the leadership of Union Church are before You with prayers, petitions and thanksgiving waiting for You to open the door as to where the church will worship You. May each member of the congregation encourage each other daily, so that no one will be hardened by sin's deceitfullness. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father, I thank you that we are not limited to time and space in which to worship you but we can worship you in spirit and in truth regardless of whether we are in a church building or not. Please give our brothers and sisters in the Union Church deep and edifying fellowship wherever they have to meet in Jesus' name and bring the government to faith
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father God, I lift up these believers in Libya and ask that you would help them to find a solution to this problem. I pray that they will experience your faithfulness and perfect peace as they go through this and that they will be blessed. Please draw many more people to the church to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and open their hearts and minds to y
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Union church members (Libya): Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they find favor with the authorities they must deal with and find a new place where they can gather. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, while the loss of the building is unfortunate, it's not the final chapter for Union Church because "The Church" is Your people apart from any structure where theywe gather together. We trust that You'll provide another place where the congregation of Union Church may gather together for worship. For that, we praise and thank Jesus in advance.
    Patrick V - USA
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