Date: November 3,2017
As Egyptian authorities have been closing churches in southern Egypt over the past few weeks, many are calling for the discrimination to stop. Allegedly, some worshipers were harassed and pelted with rocks before some churches were closed. After initially remaining quiet about these incidents, Coptic Christians have spoken up: “Due to our silence the situation has worsened...it is as if prayer is a crime the Copts must be punished for.”
- Pray that those who are losing their places of worship would find other ways to gather and be encouraged in the faith.
- Pray that the hearts of those responsible for closing the churches would be softened.
- Pray for Coptic Christians as they are a minority group and often discriminated against in Egypt.