There has been tremendous news coming out of Egypt for the past week, so today I wanted to give you a series of news items that concern how you and I may be praying for what is happening in Egypt.
Egypt is one of The Voice of the Martyrs restricted nations, that we have listed on our Restricted Nations page.
Egypt is about 87% Muslim and only about 13% Christian, which means that Coptic Christians are way outnumbered and they live under much persecution.
Right now with the unrest that continues in Egypt news outlets all over the world are reporting on how the church is reacting.
Christianity Todays blog reads - Egypt's churches turn to prayer: As protests grow, Christian leaders hold prayer services.
Cornelis Hulsman, editor in chief of the Arab West report and a correspondent for Christianity Today, is currently in Egypt guiding a Dutch tour group.
He reports by mobile phone that many churches located outside the major cities of Cairo, Alexandria, and Suez were able to hold services today, Sunday, Jan. 30. He said church leaders who have spoken to him for the most part are asking Egyptian Christians to stay in their homes and not to take part in the protest movement that is shaking Egypt to its core.
Get Religion.com is asking - Where are the Copts in this?
But there is a problem. To be blunt about it, what is happening with the 10 percent of Egypt that is part of the ancient Coptic Church, the church that has suffered so much in recent weeks and months and for ages and ages before that? Is there some chance that various camps of Islamists could find unity in opposition to a common enemy? Yes, I am well aware that many Muslims in Egypt understand the importance of the Copts to their land and want to protect them, at least in some kind of subservient cultural niche.
The Jimma Times is reporting on how Ethiopian groups are helping the Christians in Egypt right now with aid.
Ethiopian officials and non-governmental groups in the country are backing Egypt’s Coptic Christians who are facing danger during the current political crisis in the country, according to local sources. Egypt’s ancient Coptic Christian minority has been targeted by Egyptian Muslim fundamentalists in recent months.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland Copts are praying for the safety of families during the unrest in Egypt.
And CBS News is reporting on the crisis in Egypt - Egypt Unrest Brings Christians Hope, Fear
Please keep this serious situation in your prayers and ask the Lord to bring something great out of this for His name.