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A close friend of mine has a daughter going to school in Cairo. He’s praying hard for peace in Egypt. All of us should be!

Throngs of Egyptians today vented their rage against President Hosni Mubarak’s autocratic government. It was the second day of protests, defying a government ban on public gatherings. Police responded with tear gas and beatings in a crackdown that showed zero tolerance for dissent.

These recent anti-government protests are echoing similar uprisings in Tunisia. Together they threaten to destabilize leadership all across the Arab world.

“God, bring change in peace to Egypt. Bring calm and patience and order and wisdom.  Settle violence. Focus the passions for change on justice, mercy, boldness, courage, and calm resolve. Bring peace to Egypt. As Joseph the caretaker-father of the Prince of Peace once brought his family to Egypt to seek safety from a violent leader, make Egypt a safehaven in a world of terror. In Jesus…”

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