Date: January 19, 2018
Egypt (Coptic Solidarity)
Coptic Christian Adly Younan Riad was killed earlier this month in Beni Sweif by three masked men who waited for him outside of his home. He was killed, then robbed of his gold jewelry, causing concern that the circumstances of this crime mirrors tactics used in the 1980s/90s by terrorists who targeted wealthy Copts to fund their operations. The persecution of Christians greatly increased in the previous year, leaving many fearful of how terrorists will continue to take advantage of their vulnerability in Egyptian society.
- Pray for the family of this Christian as they grieve the loss of their loved one.
- Pray for violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt to decrease despite rising concerns.
- Pray for Christians to serve as a light in their communities as they share the love of Christ.