• Day 1

    September 1st

    We want to see the blessing of God on places like Tunisia. Let's pray that Isaiah 55:12-13 would be true in Tunis as the good news about Jesus is proclaimed, "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands . . . This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever." Ask God to so bless efforts to launch multiplying church-planting movements in the region that the people and even the environment would celebrate with great joy at what God does.

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  • Day 2

    September 2nd

    Our media are filled with reports of conflict. Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine are all in turmoil. We seem preoccupied with prophecy charts rather than taking action. We need to be alert. But we must also work until Jesus calls us home. At Central we believe that a big part of what God has called us to do is to bless Northeast Africa. Pray that we would respond with good deeds, compassion and prayer. Pray that we would be increasingly effective at doing that job. "As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work." John 9:4

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  • Day 3

    September 3rd

    What is God's purpose for leaving us here on earth and not taking us to heaven as soon as we start to follow Jesus? It must be about what he had told his guys, "disciple all nations." Jesus left his followers with a job to do. So Central has committed itself to serve North Africa. We send people on Global Connection Trips, offer the Global Foundations Course, send teams to live in North Africa, and pray passionately for all these efforts. Consider what part God would have for you in all of this. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." Matthew 4:19

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  • Day 4

    September 4th

    The Dar Hamid live in northern Sudan. They are nomadic Sunni Muslims, moving around with their herds in search of fresh pastures. Livestock are traded for essentials such as grain, salt, and tea. Camels are extremely important. They provide milk, which is essential, as well as meat, hair for tents, and transportation. There are no known followers of Jesus among them. Ask the Lord to save key leaders within the Dar Hamid who will boldly declare the good news about Jesus. "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day." John 6:44

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  • Day 5

    September 5th

    Church Based Team #2. Pray for the Dillon Family today. Isaiah 52:7 says, "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" The Dillons are serving in North Africa as bearers of the good news of Jesus. As you see these feet, ask the God who rules and reigns to guide you as to what to pray. God is in control right now, not just some day in the future. Despite turmoil in the region, Jesus is not wringing his hands. He is moving purposefully to build his church.

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  • Day 6

    September 6th

    Egypt trains hundreds of Muslim missionaries every year for the Islamic Jihad. Yet in the Bible, God often sent his people there (i.e., Abram and Joseph). Jesus was sent there to escape Herod's killing spree. Pray that we would see this soon, "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 . . . he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. So the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the LORD." Isaiah 19:19

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  • Day 7

    September 7th

    God is doing a work in North Sudan. His Word is getting out to many. Pray for this and pray that Jesus focused relief efforts will be funded soon. "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'" Matthew 25:34

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  • Day 8

    September 8th

    In June 2013, an advisor to the Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs said that 76 mosques were run by hardline Islamists. The Union of Religious Leaders say the number is 178. Father, we ask You to open the hearts of Muslims to see the worth and power of Jesus for themselves, their families and their mosques. "My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:2


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  • Day 9

    September 9th

    In line with public measures to rebuild the national health care system of Libya, the Libyan Healthcare Exhibition (starts today) is an important event for everyone operating in the medical field. The exhibition will showcase the latest progress made in the medical field and healthcare facilities. The event is accompanied by a scientific conference and workshops. While this conference is going on pray Acts 4:30 for the people of Libya, "Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." Lord, we pray for miracles to erupt in Tripoli.

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  • Day 10

    September 10th

    Pray for those in positions of power in Tunisia to use their influence for the good of the people. Pray that those seeking would find the Lord Jesus, and those who have found Him would pursue knowing Him much better. May Jesus, who is The Truth be revealed and chosen. Pray that those who see would grow in depth, and that those who don't yet see would have their eyes opened. Jesus said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand." Luke 8:10.

     

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  • Day 11

    September 11th

    Pray for full support for Church Based Team #1 and for a full contingent of workers. Pray they would all be able say with Paul, who said in Philippians 4:18-19, "I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received . . . the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." Ask God to help us all walk in kingdom generosity whenever someone solicits funds for either a short-term trip, or for longer-term service.

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  • Day 12

    September 12th

    With all the turmoil in Egypt, one Egyptian leader observed, "We need supernatural wisdom on how to handle the open door that God has given us. What we see happening is a reflection of what is happening in the heavenlies—all-out spiritual war for the souls of men and women." Pray that the prophecy in Isaiah 19:21 would unfold, "And the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them." Ask God to draw Egyptians to himself through signs and wonders.

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  • Day 13

    September 13th

    Church Based Team #2. Part of this team's goal is to see a discipling ministry start. In order to pursue this goal it is important at first to go slow so that later the movement can go fast. Today let's pray for the Dillons. Their major task is to find people of peace, a slow process. Pray for good connections with neighbors. Pray that God will guide them. "Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe," Psalm 61:1

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  • Day 14

    September 14th

    Jesus used cross-cultural trips in the process he used to disciple the Twelve. In John 4 Jesus took the disciples to Samaria where Jesus shared his identity with the woman at the well. In Luke 17:11 we read that he took the Twelve back, "Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee." One of our values at Central is to follow Jesus; not just his words, but also his ways. Pray that our Global Outreach Staff would become increasingly effective this fall in recruiting, training, and sending Centralites on Global Connection Trips to Northeast Africa.

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  • Day 15

    September 15th

    Church Based Team #1 serves in North Africa. Today we are lifting up the Prestons. Pray that God would guide them about the timing of their return to North Africa. Pray that God would give the Prestons courage and wisdom. It is critically important that they not be gone too long, or go back too soon. Isaiah 19:20 "It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them." Pray that God would use the Prestons to bring Africans the good news about Jesus.

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  • Day 16

    September 16th

    "For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world . . . Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'" John 6:33 & 35. Father, as Tunisians bake, buy and eat bread, may their hearts be opened to your provision in Jesus Christ. We pray that the religious crumbs provided by their traditions would leave them famished for something more. May they hunger for this true bread, this true life that will feed their hungry souls. Pray the same thing for your neighbors and friends.

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  • Day 17

    September 17th

    Church Based Team #1 needs workers. Today we are praying for those who are currently praying for guidance about the future. Thank God for those who are considering becoming workers. Pray that they would listen for God's soft, sometimes subtle, word. And thank God that whenever we do listen for his voice we can count on him to speak into our situation with clear direction. Isaiah 30:21 "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'" Pray for courage for those who hear God's invitation would respond by moving on it.

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  • Day 18

    September 18th

    Some nations are really challenging places to serve. Sudan is one of those places where followers of Jesus have been expelled in the recent past. Jesus said, Therefore, go disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19. So far we have not be very effective in Sudan. In order for a harvest to happen we need to send workers there. Ask God to raise up a team of harvest-minded workers for Sudan.

     

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  • Day 19

    September 19th

    "I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I will sing praises to You, for You, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love" Psalm 59:16. Beyond any circumstance or enemy, O Lord, we worship You as the strength and fortress of our Libyan brothers and sisters today. We pray that the walls around Libya, built by the kingdom of darkness would resemble the walls of Jericho. We pray they would fall and that in their place a citadel of faith in Jesus would be built in Tripoli.

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  • Day 20

    September 20th

    "Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalm 31:3 Khartoum is a boomtown of seven million people, including the outskirts, which consist mostly of displaced families. Poverty is widespread, and Christians are often subjected to harassment, destruction of church buildings and inequitable taxes and laws. Khartoum has a higher Christian presence than any other city in Sudan, but remains controlled by Islam. Ask God to empower believers' witness.

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  • Day 21

    September 21st

    Libyans eat a lot of mutton. Pray that as they buy and sell sheep, that many Libyans would soon accept Jesus as the Lamb of God. Pray they would claim him as their Shepherd and discover that he truly does take away the sins of the world. "They sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: 'Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed." Revelation 15:3

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  • Day 22

    September 22nd

    "The LORD watches over you – the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night." Psalm 121:5 Pray that the scorching heat of dissent, bitterness and revolution would not consume leaders and people of Egypt. Pray that followers of Jesus would offer a shelter to the unbelieving people they know by opening their homes for discovery Bible studies that would rapidly multiply to become discipling movements. Pray that these movements would shield and protect people from the terrible consequences of evil and provide a refuge for new life in Christ.

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  • Day 23

    September 23rd

    John 15:8 "This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." Many think Muslim majority countries, like Sudan, are a challenge to the progress of the gospel. When Jesus looks at the harvest the only problem he sees is a labor shortage. He told us to pray that the Lord would send out workers. Pray that God would send believers who will go to Sudan to harvest ripe fruit. Three important steps here at Central are Global Connection Trips, the Global Foundations Course and TOAG. Pray that more and more Centralites would take these important steps.

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  • Day 24

    September 24th

    Every minute matters. "I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!" Psalm 31:15 Pray for those who follow Jesus in Libya. Pray that they would make their hours and days count for the kingdom of heaven. Ask God for effectiveness and courage in the face of danger. Pray that multiplying discipleship ministries will emerge in every neighborhood of Tunis. Ask that God would move believers to open their homes to Muslim neighbors.

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  • Day 25

    September 25th

    "Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow." Isaiah 35:5 Pray that the River of God will flow freely in Tunisia, and that many will find their thirst satisfied by drinking deeply of Jesus. Pray Isaiah's promise over these people living under a scorching desert sun.

     

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  • Day 26

    September 26th

    Today Daylight Savings Time ends in Egypt. Pray that what Jesus said in John 8:12 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life,' would soon describe the spiritual experience of many in Egypt. Ask God to give Egyptians eyes that see. Pray that the light would dawn. Especially pray that God would use the efforts of Central's Church Based Team #1 to help accomplish this. Ask God to give the team success in launching a multiplying discipleship ministry. Also pray that God would add new team members by the end of this year.

     

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  • Day 27

    September 27th

    Bedouins fall into two groups. Some are true Bedouin living as nomads. The others have embraced farming and are known as fellahin. The fellahin lead a more settled life on the edge of the desert. Most of the Sirtican Bedouin are fellahin. Jesus said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like . . . ? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade." Mark 4:30 Pray that the kingdom would send deep roots among Libyan fellahin.

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  • Day 28

    September 28th

    Church Based Team #2. Today we are lifting up those who are seeking God's will for the future about serving a 1-year internship in Northeast Africa. They trust God and are seeking his plan for them as the Bible directs, "Now listen, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.'" James 4:13

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  • Day 29

    September 29th

    Pray for those who are considering a Global Connection Trip. If they do go, they will follow an ancient path. Jesus took the 12 disciples on a variety of short-term trips to all four kinds of places he mentions in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." For instance in Mark 5 Jesus took the 12 to Decapolis. In chapter 7 he took them as far as Lebanon. Pray that more Centralites will get a passport and get serious about following the path Jesus traveled.

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  • Day 30

    September 30th

    The Bible starts in a garden but ends in a city. Revelation 22:14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city." Cities are not now what they could be. But followers of Jesus know they have an urban future. Khartoum is the second largest city in Muslim Africa and largely unreached. But there are signs that God is moving. Pray that God's Spirit would stir here in the capital and that many of Khartoum's residents will find a home in the city of God because they have washed in the blood of the Lamb.

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