The Voice of the Martyrs shared an urgent plea for prayer this morning as they reported on an armed attack that took the lives of 27 Christians early Friday, May 26, 2017 in Egypt.
Here is more from the local VOM workers report,
“The bus was on its way to visit a monastery, when it was stopped by 10 armed men. They boarded the bus and asked passengers for their religion. When the attackers learned they were Christians they opened fire. Children were among the about 50 Christians on board.
Many of the injuries are severe, and more martyrs are expected before the end of the day as people succumb to their injuries. Please lift up the victims, their families and the nation of Egypt this morning.”
Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, for everyone involved in today’s incident, comfort for those in pain and mourning—and that the attackers come to know Jesus.
In a message Sabina Wurmbrand, co-founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, delivered in Shetland, Scotland, October 1980, she expanded on this grave and important responsibility of those grafted into the vine of Christ’s family:
“I know you have your problems. Jesus knows them, but the tears for the others will be the most valuable like diamonds. He will wipe away your tears and theirs. He will gather us all together and those who have wept together; they will be in joy and bliss together with our Lord. Let the cry of the suffering Christians … be heard in your heart, in your home, in your churches. They need your prayer. They need your help. They need your tears of compassion. Join hands with them. Pray for them and give your tears for those in tears.”
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