Day 12

DECEMBER | 2021

Egypt

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Egypt is struggling with human rights issues. Islamic militants cause atrocities that bring much suffering to the common people. Egyptian leaders need God’s wisdom to address these matters. There is a Church in Egypt that can shine light in the darkness. Christ humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. (The Bible, Philippians 2:8-10).

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%