• Pray that the terrorist groups Hizballah, Al Qaeda and Fatah-Islam will be thrown into confusion, and will not be able to regroup, recruit, or have the capacity to be disruptive. Pray that the demonic forces that are using terrorists groups Hizballah, Al Qaeda and Fatah-Islam like puppets will be toppled, and that the people will be set free to worship the Lord. Pray that their leaders will experience conversion to Christianity. (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
  • Pray that Hizballah, who model themselves on the Iranian Islamic revolution, will loose the support of the Lebanese population, through their continued violence.
  • Pray that the Lebanese would not be manipulated by anti-Israeli foreign powers.
  • Cross border fire between Hizballah and Israel has been ongoing. The sudden escalation of conflict in July 2006 led to bombing raids on Beirut, civilian casualties and a mass exodus of foreigners and refugees. Pray for a miracle of peace in the Israeli-Lebanese conflict.
  • Pray against increased antipathy for Israeli’s and for Christians to model a “different way.”
  • Between 1975 and 1991, Lebanon had a civil war. Yet since peace resumed, Lebanon has made good progress on reconciliation and rebuilding political institutions. Thank God for the eventual ending of the civil war. Pray that again peace would resume.
  • Thank God that Lebanon is still the only land in the Middle East where people are free to decide to change their religion. Pray that this incredible freedom would be maintained.
  • Pray for healing of the deep hurts in communities, families and individuals and a willingness to forgive those who caused suffering.
  • Because there is more religious freedom, Lebanon is an important center for Christian ministries across the Middle East. Pray for Christians who are working in Christian schools and orphanages. Pray that the lives of the children there would be changed by Jesus.


Find ministries and organizations working in Lebanon at Joshua Project | Lebanon.



Population: 4,268,000
Total People Groups: 23
Unreached People Groups:7
Region: Middle East/North Africa
Official National Language: Arabic (Standard)
Secondary National Language: English
Religions: Islam 58.1%, Christianity 31.4%, Other 7.9%, Non-Religious 2.6%
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Percentage of People in Poverty:  28%

Lebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is a small, largely mountainous country in the Middle East, located at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south.

Muslims comprise 59.8% of Lebanon’s population, while Christians make up 31.9%. The constitution provides for freedom of religion and the freedom to practice all religious rites provided that the public order is not disturbed.

On February 13, 2007, there was a bomb attack on two buses in the town of Ain Alaq, a Christian area north of Beirut. The attack killed three and injured 20. Leaders of all religious denominations condemned the bombing. It was presumed that the act of violence was intended to provoke sectarian tensions. A permanent search warrant remained in effect for the 2002 killing of an American citizen missionary affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Evangelical Alliance in Sidon, although the case was officially closed in April 2004. Investigations at the time of the killing suggested that Sunni extremists, possibly operating from the nearby Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, were responsible.

Sources: 24-7 Prayer, Operation World, Wikipedia, Country Reports on Terrorism 2007, International Religious Freedom Report 2007, Open Doors