Egypt

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Egypt

Arab Republic of Egypt

Africa

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Geography

Area: 997,739 sq km

Mostly desert; only 3% is arable land – along the banks and delta of the Nile River and around the Western Desert oases.

Population: 84,474,427    Annual Growth: 1.83%

Capital: Cairo

Urbanites: 42.8%

HDI Rank: 123 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 39 (59% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 27 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians10,838,06912.831.4
Evangelicals3,282,6463.94.6
Muslim73,213,98686.67 

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Answer to Prayer

The innovative use of electronic media through websites, chat rooms, satellite TV and mobile phone downloads has opened a way for millions of Muslims to hear the gospel clearly, in safer environments for true seekers. Signs indicate a very widespread response.

Challenge for Prayer

The Coptic Church is by far the largest body of Christians in the Middle East and is a strategic key for the evangelization of the region. Pray for:

a) Church leaders, especially the Coptic Pope. Wisdom, grace and confidence are needed in handling the Muslim authorities, Islamist persecution and the questioning world. A close walk with God is essential to be both a bridge between communities and an example to their flock.

b) A spiritual awakening Church-wide in the midst of mounting pressures and communal tensions. Many Copts are very nominal. The responses to Muslim agitation need to be humble and loving but strong, and only those walking in faith are capable of this.

c) The biblically based renewal movement in the Coptic Church, which has steadily gained momentum since 1930. It strongly emphasizes Bible study and personal faith, and many are fervent witnesses for the Lord. Monasticism sees a rejuvenation as well. Pray for the growth and effectiveness of this movement of the Spirit.

d) Christians are numerous in business, the professions and health services, but overall the Coptic influence within Egypt is much less than their large numbers warrant. Pray that Copts might have a positive and transforming effect in the nation, just as Joseph did millennia ago.

     For an additional 11 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Egypt.