A lot has happened in a year and a half in Egypt.
Egypt joined the protestors of the Arab Spring. Hosni Mubarak, the oppressive dictator of Egypt, was removed from power. The military began ruling the country and literally trampled over anyone who stood in their way (Christians were attacked last October during a peaceful protest). The Muslim Brotherhood gained a prominent role and many wondered if they would be the next rulers of Egypt. Then, the motion for elections began to move forth.
That brings us to today…five days before the elections. Many thought they knew what the outcome was going to be, but now the general consensus is that nobody knows.
According to this BBC article, in the most recent poll, for the Baseera Centre, the former Prime Minster, Ahmed Shafiq, has apparently moved into the lead, just ahead of the former foreign minister and Arab League chief, Amr Moussa. The independent Islamist, Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, is in third place, and the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Mursi, is fourth.
The article went on to say that Egyptians are naturally suspicious of these polls, believing the pollsters are simply getting the answers they want to hear.
Realistically, nobody knows what the results from the nearing election will be. Only God knows what the outcome will be, and that is why it is vital that we pray.
We must pray that He will give Egypt a leader who is fair, who will not mistreat Christians and who will help move the country forward. Would you dedicate five minutes to praying for the elections in Egypt?