The situation for Christians deteriorated in 2013, making this the most difficult North African country in which to be a Christian. In an absence of the rule of law, violence against Christians has increased. Previously, the main source of persecution was the government and its secret services. Now it is Islamist extremist movements, such as the Salafists. Most Christians are afraid to meet with other believers, as any kind of non-Islamic religious gathering for Libyans is forbidden; ex-pats can have their own churches, but Libyans are not allowed to attend.
- That God would strengthen and encourage isolated and secret believers
- For Open Doors as it supports efforts to reach Libyans through TV, radio and internet programs
- For stability and good government in Libya; persecution of Christians has been observed to flourish in ‘failing’ states.