The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Egypt targeting Coptic churches. The first bombing in the town of Tanta and the second in Alexandra has claimed the lives of 44 people and has injured 126 to date.
Our contact in Cairo spoke with Christians who were present at one of the bombings. They told him that “Celebration of Palm Sunday had turned into bloody Palm Sunday.” Local believers were stunned by the event of these bombings and have asked for their fellow Christians throughout the world to pray fervently.
Source: VOM Contacts
- Pray the Lord will bring comfort and hope to the grieving; healing to the injured and strength to those who are traumatised.
- Pray the Lord will grant wisdom to the Egyptian government as they attempt to bring all who are responsible to justice and ensure protection of the Christian community. Pray for upcoming Easter services.
- Pray this incident may be used by the Lord to strengthen the church in Egypt. Pray they will seek to respond during this difficult time in a Christ-like manner.