“Be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints”. (Ephesians 6:18) Let’s do something together this morning. Knowing that real prayer is never self-centered, let’s pray for the people of Egypt, specifically our brothers and sisters in Christ. ( There are many). What do they need today? Ask God to supply bread, water, jobs. “Give us.” Who do they hate/resent? Ask God to forgive them and teach them to forgive so that they can be instruments of His peace. “Forgive us.” What do they fear? Ask God to lead them and deliver them. “Lead us.” If Jesus has commissioned us to “go into all the world”, part of our obedience is to pray for the people in it. Somewhere in Egypt there is a teenage boy/girl whose future and outlook is being shaped by the events of the past few weeks. Will you pray for him/her this morning? Will you pray for Egyptian families and pastors and churches? They are part of us.