August 15, 2013
Introduction Latest Headlines out of EgyptAlert from IPC: International Prayer Connect Egypt is BleedingMB Takes Aim at ChristiansMore News out of Egypt

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August 15, 2012

"And the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them. And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them. " (Isaiah 19:21,22))



Dear Saints of the Most High God,

Tonight, Egypt is a nation in pain. As the nation's new government confronts the uprising of the Moslem Brotherhood's supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, more than 600 people have been killed so far across the country.

It is time to pray for Egypt.

Please find below the latest news from Fox News coming out of Egypt tonight, followed by the news and prayer requests already issued today by several other prayer ministries.

We join our hearts with theirs, as we pray for peace to return to the streets of this nation, now in crisis.

Thank you.

"The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." 
(James 5:16)

Latest Headlines out of Egypt

Latest Headlines out of Egypt

1. Brotherhood vows to continue protests as death toll breaks 500 

Latest toll: 580 lives lost

Kerry addresses Egypt situation at the State Department.

Kerry calls violence 'a serious blow' to reconciliation efforts; official sources report 43 policemen killed, on top of 235 protesters 

Military crackdown in Egypt brings international condemnation; Islamic group says it will continue to fight coup 'peacefully' 

Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with 525 people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president.

2. Protesters storm building in Cairo 

Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stormed a government building in Cairo on Thursday and set it ablaze, as fury over a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that killed hundreds of people spilled on to the streets. 

In Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, hundreds marched to protest against Wednesday's violent breakup of Brotherhood sit-ins in the capital, prompting nationwide violence in which at least 525 people died and thousands were wounded. 

"We will come back again for the sake of our martyrs!" the protesters chanted.

Alert from IPC: International Prayer Connect

Alert from IPC: International Prayer Connect

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Defiant After Bloody Crackdown

While Cairo was quiet Thursday, ousted President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood supporters vowed to continue to oppose the interim military regime and called for new protests. The government has warned it will not tolerate further unrest and more violent crackdowns are likely, especially after Friday prayers. The attacks on more than 20 churches and Christian institutions in Egypt on Wednesday reflected the growing radicalism of the Muslim Brotherhood and its determination to target groups that supported Morsi's removal. Egyptian officials said 525 people were killed during Wednesday's crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protest camps in Cairo. (Excerpted from Lignet.com)

One of our prayer leader-friends in Cairo sent this request for our prayers:

"We believe you are following the news. Today, Wednesday, early in the morning, the process of dispersing protests started. Many have been killed & injured. Now, street wars are running in many places in the country, not only in Cairo. Cutting the roads (within the cities & between cities), burning many churches, random shooting, burning cars, fires in many places, burning metro (subway) stations, burning shops (especially of Christians), clashes in many places (one of them is relatively close to where we live).

The spirit of Pharoah doesn't surrender easily, yet the Mighty One has His Plan for Egypt and from Egypt to the rest of the world. The world is shaking, and will be shaken more and more in the days ahead. Shaking in Egypt will have a great effect and influence worldwide. 

It's time for prophetic intercession. It's time to speak God's decrees over Egypt. It's time to speak protection over the body of Christ in Egypt. Egypt is a prototype."

1) Please pray with our Egyptian brothers and sisters in Christ for His purposes to be accomplished for their land at this time of crisis.

2) Pray for their protection amidst the maelstrom of violent confrontation and for the authorities to have wisdom and restraint in reestablishing order.

3) May many turn away from the emptiness, deception and destruction of Islam and find hope and salvation in Jesus Christ.

Thanks for your urgent prayers,

John Robb
IPC Chairman

Egypt is Bleeding

Egypt is Bleeding: Christian Leader Begs for Prayer

"Please continue to pray for my country. Those are the hardest days we've ever witnessed. The peaceful Egypt is now soaked into violence, hatred and desire to revenge. My heart and the hearts of millions of Christian and Muslim Egyptians are bleeding as we see Egypt turning into a strange country we never knew before." -Egyptian Christian Leader 

(Santa Ana, CA)-The following analysis about the horrific violence across Egypt was written by a Christian leader in Egypt. He is unnamed due to security concerns:

The words are heavy to put together this morning. The sad day of yesterday (Aug. 14) resulted in a sleepless night not only for me, but also for millions of Christian and Muslim Egyptians who love this country and genuinely seek its good and welfare. It was a day of many tears, pain and agony for what Egypt witnessed for the violence that resulted. 

According to the official report of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, there were 235 deaths and 2,001 injuries. The number of casualties and injuries reported by the Muslim Brotherhood and promoted by Al-Jazeera and other Muslim Brotherhood-supporting media channels are of course much higher.

This is not the time to sit to at a discussion table to decide who is right and who is wrong or what should or should not have been done in the first place. The issue now is not either to decide whether Muslim Brotherhood protesters who were forced to leave Rabaa-el Adawia and Nahda Squares (where they have camped and blocked the streets for the last 45 days) were peaceful protestors who had a legitimate political case to defend or were not. I can pretty much go further to say that it's not even the time to weep over tens of churches, Christian buildings, schools, Bible bookshops, shops and houses of Christians that have never systematically been targeted, looted, attacked or burnt down like what happened yesterday in Minya, Assiut, Sohag and several other cities.

The murder last week of the 10-year-old girl, Jessica Boulos, as she was walking back home from her Bible study class at one of Cairo's evangelical churches by a fanatic Muslim gunman is unbearable and continues to throw it's shadows of pain on her broken family and the entire Christian community of Egypt.

In all of this mess, the loss of church buildings is great, but not to be compared with the loss of the many souls, the pains of the wounds and the fear and anxiety that have filled the hearts of all that can yet happen in Egypt today and the days to come. Buildings can eventually be re-built, but when lost, souls can never be restored.

It was announced last night by our interim President Adly Mansour for Egypt to follow the emergency law for one month. Fourteen governorates (including Cairo, the capital) are now under curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. after the numerous attacks of the Muslim Brotherhood on public services buildings and private properties. 

We see and hear angry Muslim Brotherhood members coming on TV screens threatening to burn Egypt down entirely to form what is so called "Egypt's free army" and fight against the current army to accelerate the battle with the Jihadists in Sinai and that Egyptians will not be able to sleep until former president Morsi is back into office. Please continue to pray for my country. Those are the hardest days we've ever witnessed.

The peaceful Egypt is now soaked into violence, hatred and desire to revenge. My heart and the hearts of millions of Christian and Muslim Egyptians are bleeding as we see Egypt turning into a strange country we've never knew before. Please pray for:

- Peace to come back to our cities 
- Wisdom to Egyptian police and army forces as they handle the major upcoming security issues that are facing them 
- Tremendous power of love and forgiveness to fall on the hearts of the Christians as we seek to follow to the teachings of Jesus to pray for our attackers and persecutors and forgive them 
- The voice of reason to come back to the crowds of Muslim Brotherhood protestors so the brainwashed followers may stop, think and follow the sound of reason, not the orders of deceiving leadership.

"Ya Rab" (my Lord) save Egypt from evil!

(Reported by Breaking Christian News)

MB Takes Aim at Christians

Urgent Prayer Needed: 

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Aim at Christians, Churches in Egypt

Christians in Egypt are being killed and kidnapped.

(Egypt)-As pro-Morsi protesters and the Muslim Brotherhood have escalated attacks against Egyptian Security Forces this week, major violence has also been unleashed against Christians in the country. According to a CBN News report, the "most recent count is over 50" churches and Christian institutions that have been attacked or destroyed. 

USA Today reports: "On Wednesday, as the police in Cairo assaulted two protest camps of the Muslim Brotherhood's, Morsi supporters directed their anger at Christians."

The CBN report stated that "Brotherhood members in Cairo have been overheard saying, 'If you find a Christian, kill him!'"

Meanwhile, a more conservative faction-the Islamist Salafis-are condemning the attacks. 

Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters-in-Christ in Egypt.

(Reported by Breaking Christian News)

More News out of Egypt

Three Blogs posted at CBN

1) Massive church attack in Egypt. Go here.

2) Moslem Brotherhood Declares War on Christians: go here.

3) Praying for Egypt's Christians. Go here.

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