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Lord, today we pray for Tunisia, where violent persecution toward Christians is on the rise. Heavenly Father, it's so disheartening that persecution is actually highest within families in Tunisia. We pray for family ties to be strong enough that parents can allow their children to freely worship you--and vice versa. May Tunisians not feel threatened by your children among them. Lord, we also pray against recent attacks on tourists. We know these attacks have implications beyond the tourism industry. Please work in the hearts of Islamic extremists to long for something purer and higher than their current pursuits. Woo them to yourself. We pray for the churches of Tunisia, that you would grant them wisdom as they seek to operate in a land that severely restricts them. Finally, we pray against fear in Tunisia, Lord. May your followers in Tunisia only know the holy fear of you, rather than fear of man. May their strength, courage and grace not only be an example to those around them, but may it draw people to you. In Jesus' powerful name we pray, amen.