Lebanon rests between Israel and Syria, and is the site of ancient Phoenicia, which is related to the ancient Canaanites.  Back to at least 1000 BC, they were considered very religious people in their practice of temple prostitution and child sacrifice.

Even with their tumultuous history, they have religious freedom and are the only Arab state that is not officially Muslim.  They are the only land in the Middle East where it is legal to change your religious affiliation, and Christians are more freely able to come to Lebanon for Christian training and education.  About 59% are Muslim and 32% Christian.

Through their many wars and history, they need to know of God’s forgiveness and love.  Pray that their religious freedom will continue, and to be a place where others may come to seek.

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and  Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.

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