Flag of Tunisia Rank: 30
Score: 55/100
2013 Rank: 30
Leader: President Moncef Marzouki
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 10.9 million (24,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Christian Persecution in TunisiaThe very promising revolution of 2011, which sparked the Arab Spring, turned out to be a disappointment for both liberals and Christians in Tunisia. The situation in the country is rapidly deteriorating. Christians face persecution both from the moderately Islamic government and from aggressive Salafist groups who operate with impunity in the country. While expat Christians experience a relative amount of freedom, Muslim-background believers face increasing pressure from family and the authorities. A number of violent incidents against Christians were reported this year, breaking with a trend of relative religious tolerance. 


  • Radical Islamic movements within Tunisia are growing in strength. Pray that their influence would decrease.
  • Praise God that many Muslims are coming to faith through Christian satellite TV and internet programs.
  • Elections are due in 2014. Ask the Lord to raise up a stable government that will rule with wisdom and justice.

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  • Felicity

    My friends, put on the whole armour of the Lord and stand firm for He is with you and has promised never to leave you. Grow in grace and walk in His peace. May those who persecute you be confronted by the risen Lord through your steadfastness.

  • Shinie Rajan

    Abba father this country you did create for your glory we place the people and their rulers into your powerful hands bless this country their rulers with your divine wisdom give them a heart to love & obey you eyes to see mind to follow you remove all hatred protect your sheep father in Jesus name we pray amen

  • Amy

    Muslims are organizing violent demonstrations that the weakened
    security services find difficult to contain. Pray for wisdom for the
    A local church leader had to flee the country after his family was
    threatened. Pray for protection for Christian leaders
    Foreign Christians have reported increased surveillance by the
    authorities. Pray for courage and discernment in sharing the gospel –
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  • Andrew Wheeler

    Father, please have mercy on Tunisia. Thank you for the emergence and strength of the church there. Thank you for those whose hearts you have opened to the gospel. May your kindness to them lead them to repentance and to salvation.

    Raise your mighty hand on behalf of your church in Tunisia. May your works among your people draw in those who are far from you. Reveal yourself to those who have set themselves against you. As you did with Paul, change the trajectory of their lives.

    Bring about a new revolution in this country, Lord – a revolution in the spiritual realm. Equip your people by your Word and by your Spirit to break down the strongholds of Satan. Win a great victory in this country as you draw many more to yourself.

  • Ryan P Chancellor

    Heavenly Father . May You strengthen them and pour out Your favor upon them . May they take bold stands for Your name and may You reveal Yourself in power and love through Your children . Abba may You be glorified and may all hearts turn to You . Amen

  • Edith Kurie

    Almighty God I pray Your protection over Your children as they stand in their faith in Jesus Christ. I pray they look to You for guidance, strength and courage and that Your Holy Spirit will melt the hearts of their persecutors in Jesus’ name, amen.


    May GOD help christians all over muslim countries and increase their faith, in the name of JESUS

  • Kendra Malczyk

    Thank you, Lord, that you have promised a crown of life to all who stay faithful to you. Please give my brothers and sisters in Tunisia strength of spirit, boldness of testimony, and hearts filled daily with Your Holy Spirit, joy, and love. Please also give them peace that surpasses all understanding as they daily face potential danger because they love you. Amen.

  • Carol dugger

    I am praying for this country with such a wonderful history of Christ followers that God will strengthen the weak, fill His people with the power of His Spirit, and thwart the plans of their enemy. God bless and keep you and strengthen you with His might.

  • Mike Cairati

    Father, may your people be strengthened in their spirit by Your Spirit. May they put on the whole armour of God and having done all, stand against the wiles of the devil and may they, by your grace, love their enemies. “Blessed are the persecuted because of righteousness” are your words Lord and that is hard to see when you are in the middle of being persecuted but it makes your words no less true. “Blessed are the persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Mt 5:10

  • Amy

    Lord, this morning I come to You and lift up the nation of Tunisia. I lift up all of the believers living in Tunisia, especially those who are indigenous to the land who are experiencing the most persecution. I pray that You would provide for them in miraculous ways when others cut them off… that You would become so real to them when they don’t have anyone else to turn to, and that You would protect them from those who would seek to bring harm against them.
    I pray against the radical Islmic movements in Tunisia that seem to be growing in strength. I pray that You would confuse the plans of the enemy and that these movements would lose steam and strength. I pray that through whatever means necessary their influence would diminish over the country and that people would know not to trust them.
    I thank You for the number of people who are becoming believers through the internet and television, and ask that You would continue to use these resources for Your glory. I ask that You would give wisdom to those who are producing materials that are being used on the internet and on TV so that those who hear them will receive a full gospel presentation and have the opportunity to receive You as their Lord and Savior.
    I pray for the elections that are about to happen or may have already happened in 2014. I pray that You would raise up a stable government led by someone who is willing to be led by You. I pray that You would use the new leader as an instrument to further Your purposes for Tunisia and that Christians in this nation would be led to pray for their leadership. I pray that justice would prevail in this land and that corruption would not be tolerated.
    I just pray for the salvation of many within Tunisia and ask that the believers there be raised up to make an impact with their evangelism and their zeal for You and for others to be brought into Your kingdom. I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.