• Day 1

    August 1st

    Pray for the 70,000 Palestinian Arabs living in Egypt. Often viewed as a threat to Egypt's stability, they constitute a mere 0.1 per cent of the population. Thousands of vulnerable young Palestinians are "illegal" despite having been born in Egypt. Unable to leave with any confidence of being allowed to return, they live in constant fear of discovery and persecution. Pray that through the hardships they face, that Palestinian Arabs would turn their hearts to Jesus. Pray that Acts 2:11 would be true of Egypt, "Cretans and Arabs-we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"

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  • Day 2

    August 2nd

    Matthew 2:14-15 says, "So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'Out of Egypt I called my son.'" There must have been some redemptive purpose for Jesus spending part of his youth in Egypt. Pray that he would be welcomed back in that country again and embraced as Savior and Lord. Pray that the Egyptian people would make room in their hearts for the Prince of Peace. Pray that his kingdom would come to Cairo, Alexandria, and Aswan.

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  • Day 3

    August 3rd

    Many Palestinian Arab refugees have settled in Libyan villages. They are tribal and the tribes are ruled by sheiks that are regarded as experts in Islam and in relating to the outside world. Ask the Lord to send out willing laborers to live and work among the 33,000 Palestinian Arabs living in Libya. Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors that will stand in the gap for the Palestinians. Ezekiel 22:30 "I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one."

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  • Day 4

    August 4th

    20 centuries after Christ, there are still large numbers of people who do not know the Gospel. Yet very few Christians are willing to take the good news beyond the borders of their own culture. And only about 20% of those who do go, as missionaries are willing to go to the least-reached and neediest places on earth. Pray for an army of people who will rush to the front lines of the battle against darkness and relocate to North Africa with the good news about Jesus. Luke 9:6 "So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere."

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  • Day 5

    August 5th

    Shuwa Arabs are called "Baggara." The name derives from the Arabic "bagar," meaning "cow," and refers to cattle herders in Sudan. They live in a hot, semi-arid climate with sparse shrub lands and wooded grasslands. Pray that Baggara would put their faith in Christ with the kind of confidence expressed in the OT, "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior." Habakkuk 3:17

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  • Day 6

    August 6th

    A man asked the Prophet Muhammad what he could do to attain entrance to paradise. He advised the man to fast. But an Islamic hadith adds that hunger and thirst alone will not yield spiritual insight. Sincere prayer and worship must accompany it. "On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, 'Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.'" John 7:37 Pray that people in North Africa who hunger and thirst during Ramadan will turn to Jesus and find life.

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  • Day 7

    August 7th

    Why do we do engage in global outreach? It's because God does. He is a missionary God. He has revealed this about Himself and insists His people reflect his priorities. The world is on God's mind. He wants us to proclaim His name to every nation, tribe, language, and people. At Central we say, "Evangelism is the church growing where it is. Missions, or global outreach, is the church going where it isn't." "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15 Pray that the part of creation known as Northeast Africa, will hear the good news about Jesus.

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  • Day 8

    August 8th

    In Daniel 2:44 Daniel announced, "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever." Hundreds of years later Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is near." He taught us to pray, "your kingdom come." Pray that the kingdom of heaven would come to Egypt and millions of Egyptians would surrender their lives to Jesus and begin to pray what Jesus prayed in Gethsemane, "your will be done." Pray the same for America.


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  • Day 9

    August 9th

    Many Christian people are consumed by a morbid curiosity about the end of history. Jesus made two things clear about the end. #1 nobody knows when it will be. "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." Matthew 24:36 and #2, there is a clear precondition for its arrival. "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 Those who are eager for the end, should pray that the whole country of Libya would hear the good news about Jesus.

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  • Day 10

    August 10th

    We worship a global God who has always had a heart for the nations. That the reason why he sent his prophets. In Isaiah 2:4 we read, "He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." Pray that people living in Sudan will acknowledge the Lamb who sits on the throne of heaven. Pray that Jesus would raise up an army of people who will relocate to Sudan to wage peace in Khartoum in his name.

     

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  • Day 11

    August 11th

    Why do we say, "If you were the only one to ever believe, Jesus would still have died for you"? Is the gospel for just for me? We tend to shrink the scope of God's dream for the world to the size of our own egos. But from the very beginning the Bible is about God's heart for the nations. God wants everyone on the planet to believe, 1 Timothy 2:3-4 "This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." There has never been a time when God's heart would have settled for just one. Pray that people in Sudan will hear the gospel.

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  • Day 12

    August 12th

    Psalm 133:1 "Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" Pray for unity among believers in Tunisia. There has never been a move of God, a Kingdom advance, a missionary strategy or a lasting revival without extraordinary amount and duration of prayer. "Father, we acknowledge the fact that we have not prayed very often for your kingdom to come on earth. We humbly ask you to stir a passion for prayer among Christians in Tunisia-individually and corporately. Please call followers of Jesus around the world to P.U.S.H. . . . to pray until something happens in Tunisia."

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  • Day 13

    August 13th

    The first phrase of Psalm 46:10 is a favorite with many, "He says, 'Be still, and know that I am God;'" But the rest of the verse is God's word too, and it says, "I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." So try it. Try sitting still for 5 minutes and praying that God would be exalted in Libya. Visit http://pray4libya.net/ and pray for the issues raised there. Pray that a church-planting movement would sweep through Libya like a desert haboob. Ask God to draw individuals and families to himself from all the people groups in Libya. Pray for Tripoli especially.

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  • Day 14

    August 14th

    Pray that all of the 100 unreached people groups in Northeast Africa will soon be included in the crowd mentioned in Revelation 7:9 "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, 'Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'" Pray for the more than 600,000 Sanusi Bedouins who centuries ago migrated from Arabia into eastern Libya.

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  • Day 15

    August 15th

    One of Central's ministry goals is to develop church-based teams to relocate to North Africa to share the news about Jesus. Pray that Global Connection Trips (GCTs), the Global Foundations Course, and TOAG would mobilize many who would respond to the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and make disciples of all 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." Pray that 250 people would go on GCTs this next year.

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  • Day 16

    August 16th

    The Merowe Dam is the largest hydropower project in Africa and was completed in 2010. The Government of Northern Sudan is in the process of bringing electricity to 90% of Sudan's residents. Before the dam was built only 30% had power. Access to electricity will have all kinds of benefits. One positive change will be access to the Internet that will make it possible for the Sudanese people to make use of online tools like Bibles and Bible studies. Pray that there will be a great hunger in the region for God's word, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105.

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  • Day 17

    August 17th

    Did you know the first US President to fight a war in Libya was Thomas Jefferson? The First Barbary War lasted from 1801-1805. The first line of The Marine's Hymn refers to that time, "From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli . . ." Pray that the US would send a new generation of brave young men and women to those shores as agents of peace representing the kingdom of heaven. "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:9. Pray that they would successfully connect with Libyan people of peace.

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  • Day 18

    August 18th

    Alexander the Great conquered the known world by age 33. The most lasting tribute to his achievement is the town of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the second largest city in Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million. Last May Coptic Christians were attacked there. In a climate of hostility and fear it would be easy to either retaliate or retreat. Pray this for followers of Jesus in Egypt: Ephesians 6:18 " . . . keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel."

     

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  • Day 19

    August 19th

    In every neighborhood God has people who are receptive to the gospel. As followers of Jesus make contacts in an area, they should be sensitive to the Holy Spirit leading them to these people. Most often God uses them and their families to establish a "beachhead" for the infiltration of the gospel into a community. "And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you" (Luke 10:6). Pray today that God would reveal many "sons of peace" in Tunisia, men and women through whom God's truth in Christ would enter and spread throughout communities.

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  • Day 20

    August 20th

    John the Baptist announced that Jesus was the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. This is good news the world needs to hear, because we tend to look for help in all the wrong places. Pray for the people of Sudan that they would look to Jesus and find him to be all that they need. Pray especially that they would learn from him how to not judge each other, forgive and love each other. "All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast-all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world." Revelation 13:8

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  • Day 21

    August 21st

    Much blood has been shed in Libya's history. Greeks, Phoenicians, and Islamic invaders were repressive. The WW II Italian occupation was brutal, as was Gadhafi's rule. For years, faxes, printers and the Internet were restricted. Satellite TV was the only channel open to the outside world. Recently things have changed, making it increasingly possible for Libyans to find Jesus through the media. Pray Ephesians 1:13 would be true of many Libyans, "In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit."

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  • Day 22

    August 22nd

    In the first centuries after Christ, the church was strong in Tunisia. "O Lord, I have heard the report of You, and Your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy." Habakkuk 3:2 Pray that God would revive his work in Tunisia by doing a new thing among the Sahel Bedouins. They speak Badawi, or as it is more commonly called, Bedouin Arabic. Pray that a multiplying discipleship ministry would be started in the Badawi language. Ask that the kingdom of God would invade Tunisia and bring the light of Jesus.

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  • Day 23

    August 23rd

    "Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us," Hebrews 12:1. Pray that followers of Jesus in Sudan would help each other to throw off the weight that keeps them from running well. The sin that drags us all down is the willingness to quit, to give up. Pray that believers would keep their focus on Jesus and . . . "Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:3.

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  • Day 24

    August 24th

    Egypt is the intellectual capital of the Muslim world. Many leaders believe Egypt is the key to bringing the love of Jesus to the unreached masses in the Middle East. Pray that Egyptians would rediscover their heritage and follow Jesus. Pray that the believing minority in Egypt would be a witness in the midst of conflict and persecution, not only to the people of Egypt, but also the entire region. The Prophet Isaiah predicted in 19:22, "And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them."

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  • Day 25

    August 25th

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam being built on the Blue Nile is on track to be completed by 2017. Egypt is alarmed. As Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr said last June following Ethiopia's refusal to desist, "Egypt will not give up a single drop of water from the Nile. No Nile. No Egypt." Pray for a peaceful resolution. 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 Egypt will turn to Jesus as Savior.

     

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  • Day 26

    August 26th

    Last year President Barack Obama was in Tanzania. He unveiled a $15 billion "Power Africa" project. He met with reps from Coca-Cola, General Electric, Microsoft, and other business leaders to discuss more private American investment in Africa. Pray that US investment would be forthcoming and would improve Africa's electric power generating capacity and help provide new employment opportunities for the poor. Also pray that the spread of electricity would improve the reach of Christian media. "Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!" Amos 5:24

     

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  • Day 27

    August 27th

    Besma had questions about Islam that no one could answer. She met a Tunisian online who shared the gospel with her and invited her to church. She found answers and her heart was freed. She believed in Jesus and was baptized. Then she helped lead another young man to Christ. His illness was healed and was later baptized. Pray that Besma, her friend and those like them will reach many others. Pray that a church planting movement would begin. Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

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  • Day 28

    August 28th

    The children of Abraham have been decreed, by God, to be a blessing to all the nations, Genesis 26:4 "through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed." Most Christians are aware that this includes the Jews. Many are unaware of who else it involves, "Abraham said to God, 'If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!' Then God said, 'Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac.'" Genesis 17:18-19 The majority of Egyptians are Arab descendants of Abraham through Ishmael. Pray that the Egyptian people will fulfill their destiny by turning to Jesus.

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  • Day 29

    August 29th

    Many refugees pass through Libya, looking for jobs. Most are trying to get into Europe. Migration drains Libya's human resources and often ends in disillusionment or even tragedy for those braving the deserts and seas to find a new life. Pray that these tens or even hundreds of thousands would find salvation. A significant number are believers; pray that they would have a powerful spiritual impact on Libyans and fellow migrants. Matthew 25:35 "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."

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  • Day 30

    August 30th

    When God looks to the future he sees it fully and clearly. Then from time to time he reveals a portion of it to his prophets. Here's what he showed Habakkuk near the end of the 7th Century B.C.; "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14 One place that needs the glory of the Lord to be known more fully is Khartoum, Sudan. 5 million live in the greater metro area. Only 5% would call themselves Christians. Pray that God's most glorious self-revelation, Jesus, would fill the hearts of many more Sudanese people.

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  • Day 31

    August 31st

    Pray that Sudanese people will want to learn more about Jesus. Pray for dissatisfaction with the "works" required by their religion. Pray that more and more of their religious leaders will turn to faith in Jesus. Ask that an irrepressible turning to Jesus would start. Philippians 3:8 "I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ."

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