Heavenly Father, you called your people out of bondage in Egypt, and you called your Son out of Egypt that he might ransom us all from bondage. Now voices cry out to you again, calling upon the God of Abraham and Isaac and Ishmael to set them free. If the government of Egypt falls in the coming days, let the one which replaces it genuinely value human dignity and lasting peace, and keep it free from the clutches of Islamism so that the Egyptian people might be spared the fate of Iran. If the government of Egypt overcomes the present turmoil, help President Mubarak and his ministers make democratic reforms which respect the will of the people without allowing them to install a regime which threatens the safety, prosperity, and virtue of the Egyptian people, and the stability of the entire Middle East. In any event, abundantly bless Shenouda III, Theodore II, Antonios I Naguib, and the whole of the Church in Egypt - may the Gospel flourish and may Christians tend to the sick and injured, and bear martyrdom bravely and with great fruit for the whole Church if their lives are demanded of them for your sake. We ask this, joined humbly with the prayers of St. Anthony, who birthed monasticism in the Egyptian desert, and of Mary, whose maternal patronage extends across the globe, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.