• Day 1

    April 1st

    What would Cairo look like if Habakkuk 2:14For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea,” were suddenly fulfilled before our eyes? How would the city look? What would you hear? God’s word also says, “ Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 So maybe we should imagine great things and then pray that God would do more than that.

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  • Day 2

    April 2nd

    Tunis is the capital of Tunisia with 10 million residents. We’re asking God to start a discipling movement there. What will it take? Maybe we don’t really know. Let’s ask God to blow the doors off of our strategies. Pray that God would give supernatural wisdom to believers on the ground in Tunis; radical new ideas, tweaks to proven tactics, and open doors to ancient ways. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

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  • Day 3

    April 3rd

    What does God want to happen Khartoum, Sudan? Maybe what Jesus came to do, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to preach freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favorLuke 4:18-19 Lots of needy people live in Khartoum. The Father could do his work all by himself. But he seems to enjoy, like most dads, doing stuff with his kids. Pray that more believers would relocate to Khartoum, roll up their sleeves, and get their hands dirty.

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  • Day 4

    April 4th

    What if we changed two words in Genesis 12:2-3 from “on earth” to read “in Tripoli”? Maybe it would still be true. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth (in Tripoli) will be blessed through you.” Ask God to guide believers about how to turn some blessings he’s given us into blessings in Tripoli. That might include financial resources, medical technology, and civil infrastructure. Ask if that might also involve you.

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  • Day 5

    April 5th

    In every known Church Planting Movement (CPM) around the world, the following human activities are always present. 1) Extraordinary prayer, 2) Abundant evangelism, 3) Purposeful planting of reproducing Churches, 4) Acknowledgment of the authority of God’s word, 5) Developing local leadership, 6) House church networks, 7) Churches planting churches, and 8) Healthy, rapidly reproducing churches. Pray that all these would become realities in Alexandria, Egypt. Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18b Ask him to build in Alexandria.

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  • Day 6

    April 6th

    1 John 1:5 says This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” Pray that God’s light would pierce the darkness of lies and fear that rule this world. Pray especially that Sfax, Tunisia would become a bright spot in Northeast Africa. Ask God to make faith in Jesus shine so radiantly that those who live in the shadows would be drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Help believers to reflect that light “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12b

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  • Day 7

    April 7th

    It’s amazing how a place name can evoke horror or resentment just by mentioning it. Names like Auschwitz, Rwanda, and Darfur come to mind. But God is able to make great good come even from human depravity. Golgotha, where God used the most heinous crime in history to accomplish the most good of all time, is proof of that. Pray that God would roll up his sleeves and make Benghazi, Libya stand out as a turning point place in the history of his kingdom. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

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  • Day 8

    April 8th

    Across the Nile River from Khartoum lies Omdurman. In the 19th Century Omdurman was the capital of Sudan. Pray that it would once again be Sudan’s spiritual center, but this time the center of faith in Jesus. Pray that a discipling movement would erupt in Omdurman that would sweep up and down the Nile from Ethiopia to Alexandria. Pray that local leaders would become powerful in spirit. “Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.Acts 9:31


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  • Day 9

    April 9th

    It’s a short drive from the center of Cairo to Giza. Giza is on the west bank of the Nile and is the location of the Giza Plateau where some of Egypt’s most famous landmarks can be found, including the pyramid complex. These monuments to human engineering and effort will one day be eclipsed by what God intends to do in Egypt. “In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt.” Isaiah 19:19-20a Ask God to lay a foundation for his work in Egypt, at Giza. 

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  • Day 10

    April 10th

    Hebrews 12:2-3Fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider (or thinkabout) him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” The Dillons lead Church Based Team #2. Pray they would learn new things about God that would grow their faith. Pray they would unlearn any thought that undermines trust.

     

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  • Day 11

    April 11th

    Sousse is the Riviera of Tunisia. Has April temps in the high 60s. So why does it need prayer so badly? It is because only .22% of Tunisians are Christians of any kind, 0% are Evangelicals. “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Romans 10:14-15 Pray some proclaimers’ feet would soon be walking up and down this shore.

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  • Day 12

    April 12th

    Muslim pilgrims bound for Mecca, and Sudanese laborers heading to Saudi Arabia to work, often take the Port Sudan ferry to Jeddah. Because Port Sudan is a major transportation hub it is strategically important in the advance of the kingdom of heaven. We will not see the consummation of all things until the good news about Jesus takes root in Port Sudan. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14 Pray that the gospel would thrive here. Ask Jesus to build his church in this place.

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  • Day 13

    April 13th

    In the early 1800s Muhammad Ali, Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, built himself a palace in Shubra el-Kheima. Since World War I Shubra has been a factory town. “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. Daniel 7:13-14a Pray that Shubra’s factory workers would one day stand before the throne in praise and worship Jesus who called himself the Son of Man.

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  • Day 14

    April 14th

    In January 2014 riots broke out in Ettadhamen over Tunisia’s economy and new taxes levied by a government that is rapidly going broke. “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2:1-3 Pray for the Tunisian people and their leaders. Ask God to bless those men and women of peace who are serving in integrity. Pray that they would turn to God for wisdom and direction.

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  • Day 15

    April 15th

    Pray for Libya’s stability. On March 11, Prime Minister Zeidan was put out of office in a no-confidence vote, removing the country's first democratically chosen leader. Pray for peace in Misrata. This city is home to Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander who has often opposed the central government. Ask God to overrule the devil’s efforts to create chaos in Misrata and the entire country. “‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.” James 4:6-8a

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  • Day 16

    April 16th

    Kassala, lies at the foot of rugged peaks in Eastern Sudan and is home of Kassala University. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber.Psalm 121:1-3 Pray that students at the university would look to Jesus as their redeemer. Ask God to send godly men and women who will announce the good news of Jesus in Kassala. Pray that a church planting movement would take root at the foot of these mountains that would spread all over Sudan.



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  • Day 17

    April 17th

    The Jerba live on an island off the coast of Tunisia. Most Jerba are Berbers. Their culture is very different from Arab Tunisians’. They’ve lived on the island for thousands of years. They were conquered by many nations, including Romans, Carthaginians, Arabs, French, and even Crusaders. Many Jerba have moved to the mainland to work. Pray that God reveals Himself to the Jerba through dreams and visions. Acts 2:17In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”

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  • Day 18

    April 18th

    Church Based Team #2 is serving in a Northeast African city. Lift up the Dillon family today. Pray for strength and wisdom as they seek to grow their team, that they would lead through His Spirit. Pray for physical health for the children. Ask the Lord would to continue to guide their thriving photography business. 2 Samuel 7:28 Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Pray for especially rich relational connections with neighbors. Pray that the conversations they are having about Jesus will lead to new followers.

     

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  • Day 19

    April 19th

    Tertullian, the great 3rd Century Tunisian theologian (from Carthage) said, "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." This has always been true because followers of Jesus do not seek revenge. Instead they obey their Master, “Love your enemies.” Ask God to help Tunisian believers to pray what Stephen prayed in Acts 7:60, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” Pray that the believers, both workers and locals, would respond to persecution with this kind of courage, faith, and in the spirit of Jesus. Ask God to use the suffering of the saints to produce new life in Tunis.

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  • Day 20

    April 20th

    It is not always true, but this year the Coptic and Western churches have coinciding Easter celebrations. Today all over Egypt there will be Easter celebrations in Coptic and Roman Catholic churches. Pray that the truth will bring hope and healing to the masses of people who remain in the dark about Jesus. “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

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  • Day 21

    April 21st

    There is a battle for control in Egypt. The country is deeply fragmented between Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, and opposition reform groups. This conflict mirrors a supernatural battle going on for the loyalty of the Egyptian people. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Pray that Egyptians will believe the gospel truth and surrender their hearts and lives to Jesus who is the Lamb of God.

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  • Day 22

    April 22nd

    Pray for the new government in Libya. Ask that through their elected leadership the Libyan people could live in peace and freedom. Thank God that this new liberty has resulted in new spiritual openness. Pray that Libyan followers of Jesus and foreign gospel workers will respond like the word of God says in Romans 13:1, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” This might also be a good thing to pray for American believers regardless of party affiliation.

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  • Day 23

    April 23rd

    The Lamb who was slain from the creation of the worldRevelation 13:8b is living proof that the fall and depravity of humanity was no surprise to the Almighty. God has always had the whole world in his heart. Today pray for the unreached and unengaged people groups in Northeast Africa. We are committed for the long haul to see the kingdom of heaven become a visible reality in the region. Pray that people in all these groups would someday pray with us, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12b

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  • Day 24

    April 24th

    The first person Jesus ever told he was the Messiah was the Samaritan woman in John 4:25-26,The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’ Then Jesus declared, ‘I, the one speaking to you—I am he.’” When she learned who Jesus was she brought the whole town to him. In Tunis the National Assembly is debating the role of women in Tunisia. Regardless of the outcome, pray that gospel workers, in cooperation with God’s Spirit, will succeed in making Jesus and his true identity known to influential Tunisian women, who will bring many to Jesus.

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  • Day 25

    April 25th

    New workers will be joining Church Based Team #1. Pray that this team will be blessed with relational peace, discipline in language study, and effectiveness in learning a new culture. Pray for boldness as they share Jesus with local people they meet. “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. Mark 10:29-30

     

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  • Day 26

    April 26th

    Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul” (Acts 13:1) Lucius was probably an Arab and was from Cyrene. That was part of what we now know as Libya. Lucius was on the pastoral staff team at the church in Syrian Antioch that sent Paul and Barnabas out as cross-cultural workers. Let’s pray that God would bring many more Libyans to faith in Jesus. Pray that they would then be involved in sending lots of workers among the unreached people groups in Libya.

     

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  • Day 27

    April 27th

    God promised to bless Abram as he obeyed God’s call. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you,Genesis 12:1-3. Pray that Egyptians will be blessed as we pray for Egypt and reach out to the 16 unreached and unengaged people groups living there. Especially pray for workers living in country that they would be effective in learning the language and communicating the awesome news about Jesus.

     

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  • Day 28

    April 28th

    Despite all the junk found on the web, the advance of technology may be driven by a divine agenda. Innovative uses of electronic media through websites, chat rooms, satellite TV and mobile phone downloads have opened a way for millions of North Africans to hear the gospel clearly, in a safer environment for true seekers. Signs indicate a very widespread response. Pray that follow-up efforts would lead to fellowships of Jesus followers springing up all over the region. 1 Chronicles 16:31Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”

     

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  • Day 29

    April 29th

    Ethnic South Sudanese—the majority of Christians in Sudan—have been classified as aliens since the 2011 split. They must obtain new permits for existing churches, but since the Sudanese government has been unwilling to grant them, it began closing, or even destroying churches it now says were illegally built. The LORD told Joshua, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 We pray, Lord, that this promise would be as true for our Sudanese brothers and sisters.

     

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  • Day 30

    April 30th

    Pray for the coastal cities of Northeast Africa: Tunis, Monastir, Tripoli, Benghazi, Alexandria, Port Said and Port Sudan. Isaiah 66:19 I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations . . . the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations.” Pray that those who are following Jesus will tell of the glory of God’s kingdom in each of these strategic urban centers. Ask God to provide as a sign of his supernatural intervention; a house church movement in each city that spreads like the flu.

     

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