WEA asks for prayer for Egypt

By August 15, 2013

Egypt (OM/WEA) — The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) encourages Christians to pray over Egypt: for unity, for peace and stability, for justice for all, for wisdom and skill for fledgling democratic institutions, and for a smooth return to civilian rule.

According to Operation Mobilization (OM), WEA had been receiving reports about the increasing despair of more and more of Egypt’s population under President Morsi’s government.

Human rights and freedom of religion have been under attack. The economy has been deteriorating.

The Muslim Brotherhood made many promises before the election, but because many of those promises have been broken, a high percentage of those who voted for them are unlikely to do so again. Therefore it is important to note that as a matter of fact, the military intervention is perceived differently within Egypt than it is by many outside.

As we pray earnestly for peace on the streets and for all those bereaved by the violence of recent days, WEA also passes on the following perception just received from Egyptian Christians, to further inform the prayers of the global Church:

The military had said that it would offer a "road map" for peace if Islamist President Morsi and his opponents failed to heed the will of the people, assuring everybody that the army does not aspire to rule and will not overstep its prescribed role. The military statement’s purpose was to push all parties to find a quick solution to the current crisis. The military "road map" for peace was prepared by various political forces and representatives of the Church and Al Azhar, as well as youth and women. We as church leaders hope to have a future role contributing to National reconciliation that builds on this road map.

As you pray for the nation, please pray for the region as a whole–especially for the appalling and violent situation in Syria. What happens in Egypt, the largest nation in the Middle East, has significant influence in the whole region as well.

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