Recent events in Egypt are no doubt increasing these numbers.
“An average of 100 Christians around the world are killed each month for their faith while believers are persecuted in at least 60 countries. Christians are the most persecuted religious group worldwide.”
2013 Quick Facts
See http://www.persecution.org/ for current data on the persecution of Christians and pray for Christians and Muslims in fear for their lives in the chaos of Egypt.
“Lord, in the name of the Risen One who rescues us from our sin, rescue us from our complacency related to the persecution of your children. My immaturity shows in my lack of prayer for my brothers and sisters suffering for you and your kingdom. Forgive me but change me. And change us in the West where we are so secure and spiritually apathetic. Make our hearts mirror yours, for your glory, Amen.”
Psalm 116:15 (ESV)
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.