Less than two years after its democratic revolution, Egypt is in crisis – its people more divided than ever, with many fearful of the impact of a constitution which is due to be voted on this Saturday (15th December).
A year ago an unprecedented Night of Prayer drew 70,000 Christians from all streams of the Egyptian Church to pray for their nation. The whole event was broadcast live by SAT-7 and watched by millions around the Middle East. On 13th December 2012 thousands of believers from across Egypt’s churches will gather again.
This time they will be praying, not for presidential elections, but for the current crisis situation. They’ll also pray for church unity and spiritual revival in Egypt.
Asked why this is happening, SAT-7 Egypt Executive Director, Farid Garas, answers, “Because it’s the best and only thing we can do right now amongst everything that’s happening.”
Last year’s event sent a powerful message of the concern and love of Egypt’s Christians – Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic – for their country. This December’s event will do the same.
It will be held at Cairo’s massive and impressive Cave Church and televised live by SAT-7 ARABIC from 16.00 – 22.30 GMT (18.00-00.30 Egyptian time).
Mr Garas says this will “allow people all over the world to participate in the prayers. We’re expecting to have a huge viewership that night. Such events are always a good way to introduce SAT-7, especially to non -Christians. They become curious about SAT-7 and Christianity and start watching more of our productions and seeking the truth.”
Returning to the current political crisis and proposed referendum in Egypt, Mr Garas said “The Church is encouraging all Christians to do their national duty and to take a role in their society.”