Friday Prayers

Friday Prayers for Egypt are an effort to place before God the major events of the previous week and ask his favor for the nation living through them. The prayers are offered on behalf of all who care for Egypt, and are meant to be prayed by both Muslims and Christians, Islamists, secularists and all in between.

To do so requires searching for the principles honored by all, however different their desired application might be. Apologies are offered whenever my own biases appear, but in general I pray for peace, justice, transparency, consensus, and the sovereignty of the people.

How God sorts this out is his business, amid cooperation and obstruction by multiple actors, perhaps simultaneously. It is a messy world, but God inhabits it. Please join me in praying that in and through the messiness of Egypt, God will bless the people and establish his principles, from which all our approximations derive.

October 14, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Competition, Good and Evil

October 6, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Palestine, Parliament

September 29, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Mashrou3

September 22, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: United Nations

September 15, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Militant Human Rights

September 9, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rohingya

September 1, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eid Precaution

August 25, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Trump Trial

August 18, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: New Proposals

August 11, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Ag, HR

August 4, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: More Reform

July 28, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Base, Council

July 14, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Death and Cancelation

July 7, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Supervision, Security

June 30, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Fuel Subsidy

June 23, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Qatar Continues

June 16, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Saudi Islands

June 9, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Qatar

June 2, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Continuation

May 20, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Old Things

May 12, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Azhar Blasphemy

May 5, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Judges, Tribes

April 28, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Pope

April 22, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Aya, Easter

April 14, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Palm Sunday

March 10, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Bread and Entry

March 3, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Sadat, Mubarak, and Sinai

February 24, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Blind Threat

February 17, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Divorce and Authority

February 10, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Falling Short

January 27, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Quiet Revolution

January 20, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Red Sea Verdict

January 13, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Law, Left and Letter

January 7, 2017 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Christmas, Safe and Suicide

December 30, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Corruption, Resolution

December 23, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: More Money

December 16, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Cathedral Bombing

December 9, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Internal Organs

December 3, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: NGO Medicine

November 25, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Turf

November 18, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Pardon

November 11, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Trumping Protest

November 4, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: November Float

October 28, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Youth

October 21, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prices

September 30, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Assassination, Funeral

September 25, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Drowning

August 12, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Church and Loan

July 15, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Normalizing Ties?

July 1, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Exam Leaks

June 17, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Black Box Blasphemy

June 3, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Dogs, Slaves, and FGM

May 28, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Naked Sectarianism

May 13, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Fire in Cairo

May 6, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Journalists vs Police

April 29, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Demonstration Denied

April 23, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reuters 25

April 16, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Two Islands

April 8, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Coming King

April 2, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Program Hijacked

March 26, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Italy, NGOs

March 19, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Depreciation, Again

March 4, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Okasha, Colleagues

February 27, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reform 2030

February 19, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: State and Men

February 6, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Maadi, Murder

January 29, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Revolution Blasphemy

January 22, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Finding Balance

January 15, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Review and Oversight

January 9, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Christmas, Terror

January 1, 2016 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Consensus and Ideal

December 11, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Coalition

December 5, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Exceptions

November 27, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Roadmap Concluding

November 20, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Russia, Give and Take

November 13, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Media Mayhem

November 6, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Probable Cause

October 31, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Russia, Floods

October 24, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election, Exchange

October 16, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election, Debt

October 9, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Regional Balance

October 2, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Statements Abroad

September 25, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Hajj Stampede

September 19, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Dead Tourists

September 11, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Corruption and Economy

September 4, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Natural Gas

August 28, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police vs State

August 22, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Borders, Bombs

August 15, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Remembering Rabaa

August 8, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: New Suez Canal

July 31, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Health, Meds, and Water

July 24, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: New Face in Terrorism

July 17, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Nervous Eid

July 10, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Anti-Terrorism Law

July 4, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: A Bad Week

June 27, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Journalism, Minus

June 20, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Former Heroes

June 12, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police Accountability

June 6, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Europe

May 30, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Party Dynamics

May 15, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tribe

May 9, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police Blotter

April 24, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Brotherhood Twisting

April 18, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Books, Hijabs

April 11, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Declaring Reform

April 4, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Remaking, Resistance, Reflection

March 27, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Regional Agreements

March 20, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Neighbors

March 13, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Economic Execution

March 7, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Parliament, Police

February 21, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Beheadings

February 13, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Russia, Gulf, Zamalek

February 7, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Adjusting Justice

January 31, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: More Deaths

January 24, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: National List

January 16, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Atheism and Insults

January 9, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Visions of Religion

January 3, 2015 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: A New Year

December 26, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: China, Elections

December 19, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tidying House

December 13, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Threat and Rumor

December 5, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Mubarak Verdict

November 29, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Blame and Impose

November 21, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Deep Wounds

November 14, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Allegiances

November 7, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Journalism, Rights Review

October 31, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Military Missions

October 24, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Travel Bans and Protest Law

October 17, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Open, Closed, and Outlawed

October 11, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Remembering Maspero

October 4, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eid Threats

September 26, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Narratives

July 18, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Gaza Again

July 12, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Subsidies Lifting

July 4, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Demons and the Double Anniversary

June 27, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tahya Masr

June 20, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Early to Rise

June 13, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Sexual Harassment

June 7, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Nearing Normal

May 31, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election Turnout

May 24, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reality before Results?

May 17, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Voting Options far from Home

May 10, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Getting to Know You

May 2, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: April 683

April 25, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Easter Visits

April 18, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Building, Barring Opposition

April 11, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Absolute Peacefulness

April 4, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Coal and Lead

March 28, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Candidate Sisi, 529

March 21, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Judicial Independence

March 14, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prison Conditions

March 9, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rabaa and the Gulf

February 28, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Old and New

February 21, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Targeting Tourism

February 14, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Russia, Rebellion, and Relevance

February 7, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Jazeera Journalism

January 31, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Waiting on Sisi

January 24, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Is it a Celebration?

January 17, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Arguing the Referendum

January 11, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Ratifying the Transition

January 3, 2014 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Protest Deaths, First Evidence

December 27, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Terrorist, Bombing

December 20, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Doctors, Deaths, and Dreams

December 13, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Universities

December 6, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Constitution Open

November 29, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Protest Law

November 22, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tragedy Tripled

November 15, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Morsi Speaks, Protests Diversify?

November 8, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Delayed Constitutional Conflict

November 1, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Trial, Satire

October 25, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Wedding Terror

October 18, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eid Disappointment, and Disappointment

October 11, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: US Aid

October 4, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Defining 6 October

September 27, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Dissolving the Brotherhood

September 20, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Authority and Margin

September 13, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Preaching, Sinai

September 6, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Attempted Assassination, Syria

August 31, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Wither the Brotherhood?

August 24, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Enforcing a Calm

August 17, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Violence Spreads

August 11, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Foreign Complications

August 2, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Murky Standoff

July 27, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Syria Shades

July 21, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: New Government, Again

July 12, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Deja Vu, Reversed

July 5, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Victory and Defeat

June 28, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rebellion, Legitimacy and Fire

June 21, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Confronting the Rebellion

June 15, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rebel Positioning

June 7, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Culture

May 31, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Dam, Servicemen Voting

May 25, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Release

May 17, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Sinai, Rebellion

May 10, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Activists, Shuffle

May 3, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Easter Greetings

April 28, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Upper Egypt

April 21, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: A Call to Purge

April 12, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Cathedral Violence

April 4, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Poisoning the Azhar

March 29, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Intelligence and the Public Prosecutor

March 23, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Protesting Brotherhood

March 15, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Community Policing

March 8, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police, Protest

March 1, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election Boycott

February 21, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election Law

February 15, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: A New Mufti

February 9, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Assassination

February 1, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Fire and Rain

January 25, 2011 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Second Anniversary

January 18, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Derailing

January 11, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Devaluation, Further?

January 4, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Egyptian Jews and Salafi Splits

December 21, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Referendum, Part Two

December 14, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Referendum

December 7, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Presidential Palace Clashes

November 30, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Constitution Presented

November 23, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Morsi’s Inviolability

November 16, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Gaza

November 9, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Bishop Tawadros

November 2, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Terrorist Cell?

October 26, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eid Sacrifices

October 20, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: An FJP Ezba?

October 12, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Camel Recall

October 5, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Blasphemy

September 21, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Protest Pause

September 14, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: The Innocence of Muslims

September 7, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Appointments

August 31, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: IMF, Sinai, China, Iran

August 24, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Anti-MB Protests

August 17, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Consolidation

August 11, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rafah

August 3, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Dahshur and Cabinet

July 27, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prime Minister

July 20, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Running in Place with One Shoe

July 13, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Parliament’s Brief Return

July 6, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reconciliation

June 22, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Counting Votes

June 15, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Parliament Dissolution and Presidential Run-Off

June 10, 2012 — Missing Prayers for Egypt

June 1, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Pending Trials

May 25, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Presidential Elections

May 18, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Base vs. Center

May 11, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Endorsement

May 4, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Abbasiyya

April 28, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Ripples

April 20, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Tahrir Return

April 13, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eligibility

April 6, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Candidacy

March 30, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Constituent Assembly and Power Struggles

March 23, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Pope Shenouda and the Constitution

March 17, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Copts

March 9, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Wrangling

March 2, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: NGO Confusion

February 24, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Presidential Musings

February 17, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: NGO Crisis

February 11, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Civil Disobedience

February 2, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Soccer

January 28, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Anniversary

January 20, 2013 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: January 25

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January 7, 2012 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Christmas

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December 2, 2011 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: Elections

November 25, 2011 — Friday Prayers for Egypt

November 18, 2011 — Friday Prayers for Egypt: The Friday of One Demand

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