Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Monday 25 June 2012
Daily Prayer - Monday 25 June 2012
Praise God that an order by a Muslim-led tribunal that eight Christian families be evicted from an Egyptian village was overturned by a parliamentary commission on 16 February. The families had been forcibly removed from Kobry-el-Sharbat in Alexandria in a humiliating agreement made on 1 February to placate local Muslims, who were enraged by a rumour that a Christian man had taken illicit images of a Muslim woman. Although there was apparently no evidence against him, the Muslims attacked and burned Christian property in the village. Anti-Christian violence continues to rage in Egypt; pray for protection for our brothers and sisters, and that further mob attacks against them will be prevented.