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In the video released which showed the brutal murder of 21 Christians who had been kidnapped by jihadist militants from ISIS, the final words of some of the men can be heard. You can hear some of them proclaim “Lord Jesus Christ” in their last moments.

Speaking on a live prayer and worship program on the Christian channel SAT-7 ARABIC, Beshir Kamel, the brother of Bishoy and Samuel Kamel, said how he was proud of them for they were a ‘badge of honour of Christianity’ and hearing their last words proclaiming Jesus Christ strengthened his faith.

“Since the Roman era, Christians have been martyred and have learned to handle everything that comes our way. This only makes us stronger in our faith because the Bible told us to love our enemies and bless those who curse us,” Beshir said.

Sources: International Christian Concern, Christian Today

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the families of the 21 Christian men who were martyred for their faith; may they sense the Lord’s presence during this time of suffering. May they also be encouraged by the Holy Spirit to respond in a Christlike manner with love and forgiveness.
  • Pray that God will use this tragic incident to strengthen and unite Egypt; pray the church in Egypt will grow enormously.
  • Pray for those attempting to bring an end to the evil acts of ISIS; ask the Lord to bring the perpetrators to justice in this life and to repentance for the next.