As I write these lines, the debate about whether to support or oppose President Obama’s plan to receive ten thousand refugees in the USA is raging, while in the predominantly Muslim country of Mali (my field of work for the past 23 years) jihadists have killed an unspecified number of people and taken over 100 people hostage in a Bamako hotel today. This latest development is only heightening the tensions about the Syrian refugee issue.
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is an Arab country in Western Asia. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km2 (4,036 sq. mi.), it is the smallest recognized sovereign state on the mainland Asian continent. The population of Lebanon was estimated to be 6,006,668 in 2016; however, no official census has been conducted since 1932 due to the sensitive confessional political balance between Lebanon's various religious groups.
An introductory prayer guide for Lebanon can be found at the Operation World website. For a much more extensive guide to praying for Lebanon, consider purchasing the Operation World book (see our affiliate disclosure).
Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for Lebanon.
November 13, 2015 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Terrorist attacks are still ongoing in Paris, France, as I write this… One CNN reporter says, “We cannot discern any iconic target in these attacks…” I am baffled at how the West is still slow in grasping the signs and symbolisms that characterize such attacks, or what jihadists are all about or what it is they’re targeting.