Order a Prayer Lantern Day 22: Pray for EGYPT President al-Sisi’s authoritarian style of government has to some extent restored the rule of law in Egypt, but also implies a stricter compliance with the relatively restrictive legislation related to religious affairs. This is not in the advantage of the country’s Christian population. The large Coptic minority, while facing important difficulties, has been tolerated because of its historical presence and its demographic size. In recent years this has changed, however, causing historical Christian communities to be targeted as well. There is a small but growing community of Christian converts (Muslim Background Believers, MBBs), who bear the brunt of persecution, most often from family members. PRAY Pray for Christian converts who are ousted from their homes for leaving Islam. Pray that God would bring even the leaders of Islamist groups to Christ for His purposes.Pray for Christians slighted in social, political and legal affairs to entrust their situation to God.READ 2 Thessalonians 1:14Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.