Please join me in praying for Egypt and the Middle East this weekend.
All of us have watched with interest the political and social changes in the Middle East since January and have been praying for the region.
The American Baptist Churches USA have called for a special day of prayer for Egypt and the Middle East on 11th December. They are encouraging Christians around the world to join them in this day of prayer.
While not directly involved in this effort, Lausanne Board Vice-Chair Ramez Atallah and International Deputy Director Andrea Zaki both affirm this day of prayer and the need for increased prayer for the region.
Roy Medley, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches USA, explains the call to prayer:
“I invite you on Sunday, 11th December, to especially remember Egypt and the Middle East in your prayers. As events related to the Arab Spring continue to unfold across the Middle East, especially now in Egypt and Syria, the consequences impact not only the Middle East but the world. We remember as well the faithful minority Arab Christian community who live everyday only by the power of the cross.
Since Biblical times Egypt has been a pivotal influence in the region. It is the largest and most populous country in the Arab world and in many ways is its cultural, religious and political epicenter. Read specific prayer requests here.
I will be participating in this special day of prayer in support of our brothers and sisters in the region and I encourage you to join me.
Executive Chairman, The Lausanne Movement