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This is a remarkable story. Their Pope (Coptic Church) has recently passed away and the Muslim Brotherhood is now in charge of their nation with the persecution of Christians on the rise nearly on every front. In the midst of all of the current turmoil including the attacks upon the American embassy in Cairo, over 10,000 young Egyptians gathered in the desert to pray for their nation and worship Jesus.
From Charisma News:
Earlier this month about 10,000 Christian young people came from all across Egypt for three days to worship the Lord and to seek God’s blessing for their country. The worshippers, mostly ranging from ages 13 to 30, gathered from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. each evening. Many traveled hundreds of miles to the worship site in the middle of the desert north of Cairo.
"To sit among over 10,000 young people, worship with them in a roaring holy noise, listen to powerful and challenging messages and pray for God’s powerful presence in our lives; really, it is hard to describe in words," says a Christian leader. "Sitting at the very back of the small soccer stadium gave me a good view of the scene. Thousands were sitting to my right, thousands to my left and thousands more in the middle. Hardly any empty gaps!
The three day event was called "One Thing." The theme of the meetings was taken from Psalm 27:4:
"One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple."
According to the article, another 2 million followed the event on Internet and through live satellite transmission.