13 May 2015
In August 2013, Egypt witnessed the most intense attack on Christians in recent history.
The Virgin Mary Church was torched and looted by a mob, some of whom chanted against Coptic Christians and called for Egypt to become an “Islamic state.” It was one of at least 42 churches and many more businesses and homes targeted that August, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch reports.
Earlier this week a court sentenced 71 people to life in prison for their role in an attack on one of dozens of churches that were torched in the attacks.
Source: CNN, International Christian Concern
- Thank the Lord that the perpetrators of the August 2013 attacks have been brought to justice.
- Pray that the 71 sentenced to life in prison will have the opportunity and the desire to repent and come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
- Pray for the rebuilding of the Christian churches across Egypt that were attacked and torched; ask the Lord to encourage and grow His church in Egypt.