I also saw footage, in Alexandria, I believe, of a Christian cab driver being yanked from his cab and murdered by a mob of Islamists.
My God, merciful Lord Jesus deliver your Church in Egypt!
Dear God, you have called these men and women out of the world to a life lived in service of their brothers and sisters. Please protect them in their hour of need, and if you have called them to wear the white robes of martyrdom, give them courage to witness to the end. Amen.
We all have an opportunity to be a martyr, most of us "white" martyrs by our daily dying to self and accepting the challenges/crosses of our lives. However, there are a few that are "red" martyrs who die because of their belief in Jesus as Messiah. Sometimes, I believe it is harder to live for Jesus than it is to die for Him. for those who die for Him.