Lord, today we pray for Egypt, where Christians suffer very high persecution. First, Heavenly Father, we pray that Egyptian Christians will entrust themselves to you regardless of circumstances. Lord, we know they have experienced terrible things: unequal rights, losing their homes, church destruction, and even physical violence. We pray that they will turn their eyes and hopes toward you, as the early Church fathers did. And may they see you respond in miraculous ways, including through supernatural peace. Lord, we also pray for those who lead this nation. May they recognize the value both historical Christian communities and new converts bring to their country. May they acknowledge the beauty of justice for all and desire to be a land known for freedom and peace. Lord, change hearts dramatically among Egypt’s leaders, so your children may live, worship and thrive in Egypt. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.