Speaking of converts to pray for, please keep Peter Athanasious from Egypt in your prayers:
An Egyptian court refused on Saturday, 6/13/2009 a request by Muslim-born Maher El-Gowhary, who converted to Christianity 34 years ago, to order the Civil Registry to alter his religious designation on his ID. The Civil registry had refused to amend his State identification documents to show his Christian name Peter Athanasious and his Christian affiliation, leading him to file a lawsuit against the Ministry of Interior.
According to the Court ruling, the religious conversion of a Muslim is against Islamic law and poses a threat to the “Public Order” in Egypt.
We in America cannot even conceive of the danger Peter Athanasious has put himself in to publicly declare his allegiance to Christ. We often complain when the Mass schedule on Sunday doesn’t fit our busy schedules, yet this man risks his life daily in order to follow our Lord.
St. Paul, pray for us!