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With and for the people of Egypt


Mighty God, we pray on behalf of our people in Egypt. The situation in Egypt is critical. A desire for change for the betterment in 2011, is now facing the urgent need to set right the present political upheaval. As the loss of life and destruction increases the nation is poorer.

“The fear here shouldn’t just be from people pointing weapons at each other. It should be from the fact that people are starting to lose value towards the human life of their fellow citizens — those who share the same national identity, traditions, culture and at times, religion...”,”... that all parties need to have a voice in Egypt’s future, that the rights of women and religious minorities should be respected, and that commitments must be kept to pursue transparent reforms of the constitution and democratic elections of a parliament and a President.”

Lord, hasten the possibility of reconciliation between parties and peoples, may the future of Egypt be blessed with peace and hope for a brilliant and prosperous future.

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