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The brutal execution of 21 Christians in Libya has sparked a feeling of unity and opportunity for Egyptian Christians.

As the country mourns the loss of 21 Coptic Christians, 13 from the same village, it has provided an opportunity to testify of the faith for which these men were killed. More than 1.65 million copies of a tract inspired by the incident have been distributed in one week.

The tract contains biblical quotations about the promise of blessing amid suffering, alongside a poignant poem in colloquial Arabic:

Who fears the other?
The row in orange, watching paradise open?
Or the row in black, with minds evil and broken?
The Bible Society distributed the tract through Egypt’s churches.

Sources: International Christian Concern, Christianity Today

Prayer Points

  • Praise God for the lives of the 21 Christian men and their faithful love for Christ.
  • Continue to pray for the families of these men, may they rest in the knowledge that the Lord hears their cries and is upholding them during their time of grief.
  • Pray that the Scripture tracts created will mightily proclaim Christ’s name and draw many to Him.