PRAYER POINTS

  • Pray that the terrorist groups in Tunisia 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 the terrorists, such as Al Qaeda, 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 for the Tunisian government to crack down on terrorist groups.
     
  • Thank God that in 1999 Christians came together to pray for Tunisia. God answered their prayers as significant numbers of people became Christians. Pray that the intercession of Christians would continue to break down barriers.
     
  • Tunisia appears to be a Muslim country, but all this is just an appearance; it doesn’t reflect actual belief or commitment. In reality people are pursuing dreams of earning more money and doing better for themselves. Pray that this spiritual emptiness would be replaced with a desire to find out more about the God who created them and loves them.
     
  • Pray for continued growth and discipleship in Tunisia’s churches. There are about 200 committed Christians, a tiny proportion of the country, but it is really difficult for many Christians to keep going because they become isolated and fearful. Pray that God would bless them with faith and courage to continue to persevere; few Tunisian Believers have been Christians for more than 10 years.
     
  • The city of Kairouan is the fourth most holy city in Islam―many Muslims travel here in search of spiritual help or healing. Pray for supernatural opportunities for people to find Jesus.
     
  • Translating the Bible into Tunisian Arabic is in progress. This is essential for the Gospel to be clearly understood and shared. Pray that the people working on this would have plenty of God’s wisdom.

 

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

 



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FACTS
Population:  10,617,000
Total People Groups:  24
Unreached People Groups: 16
Region:  Middle East/North Africa
Official National Language: Arabic (Standard)
Secondary National Language: French
Religions: Islam 99.2%, Non-Religious 0.5%, Christianity 0.3%
Persecution Ranking: 46
Percentage of People in Poverty: 7.4%

LOCATION
Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic, is a country situated on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Nile Valley. It is bordered by Algeria in the west and Libya in the southeast. It is the northernmost African country and the smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range. Around 40% of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil and a 1,300-kilometer coastline.

RELIGION
Tunisia is comprised of 99.7% Muslims and only 0.2% of the population are Christians. Although Islam is the state religion, the government wants the country to be more secular, so more people prefer to worship money rather than Allah or Jesus. In this sort of environment, where most religions are not tolerated, it is hard to share the Gospel.

CHALLENGES FOR CHRISTIANS
Tunisia is ranked No. 46 among nations that are the worst persecutors of Christians based on Open Doors 2008 World Watch List. The Tunisian government recognizes all Christian religious organizations that were established before independence in 1956, but did not permit other Christian groups to establish new churches. Efforts to proselytize Muslims were viewed as disturbing the public order and thus illegal. Foreign missionaries operated in the country, but were not permitted to proselytize.


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