Day 12

MAY | 2022

Egypt

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

There is an increased threat to the Christian leaders and Christian Believers in Egypt in recent days. Sectarian tensions often flare in this country. An archpriest of the Church of the Virgin Mary and Mar Bolous, in the Karmouz district of Alexandria was killed by a man and was arrested. Nearly 10 percent of Egypt’s population of more than 100 million people are Coptic Christians. As Egyptian Muslims wait to have their iftar, Pray for Egyptian Christian Believers to share the gospel with their fellow citizens. Pray for them to acknowledge the Lord and worship Him. Pray for the Egyptians to throw away their idols and occultic practices and turn to the God of mighty power. Pray for them to call upon the name of Jesus and receive salvation and healing (The Bible, Isaiah 19:21,22).

Sources:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2022/04/08/coptic-christian-priest-killed-in-egypts-alexandria/

https://english.news.cn/africa/20220409/d972478bf02f4f339c94bc10bdc584f0/c.html

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Egypt is listed in 20th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution with a slight increase in overall opposition to Christians. The current president of Egypt is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Although Egypt’s government speaks positively about Egypt’s Christian community, the lack of serious law enforcement and the unwillingness of local authorities to protect Christians leave them vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Due to the dictatorial nature of the regime, neither church leaders nor other Christians are in a position to speak out against these practices. Christians of all backgrounds face difficulties in finding new places for communal worship.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Ibrahim Mahlab
POPULATION
88,487,000
CHRISTIANS
13%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
3.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
16
REFUGEES
261,741
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
73.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
25.2%