Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters in Egypt

As we have all witnessed this past week the situation in Egypt is concerning - and changes nearly minute to minute. As a person here in America it is difficult to know exactly what is going on and to have a clear picture of who is behind this "opposition". I've had the opportunity to "chat" on line with a Christian in Egypt and he asked us to pray for them. He said the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the opposition and they are all praying for President Mubarak to stay in power. He asks us to pray for the Christians in Egypt, for their ministries and for their families to be safe as well.

I checked the Samaritan's Purse website and found a letter from Franklin Graham. He also asks us to pray "for the Christian minorities who could face increasing persecution in the days ahead. Pray that God will use these current crises to open doors and hearts to the Gospel, and that many will find "peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1)"

In Colossians 4:2-6, Paul said, "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." We who are here in the US and in other parts of the world need to pray for those who are in Egypt, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world where there is unrest. The man I was "chatting" with in Egypt said they, "Trust our Lord very much"! Let's be sure to support them in prayer.

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