On 18 December, Syrian Christians from across different denominations and towns will be gathering together to pray for their war-torn nation. And they are inviting you to join them…
When church leader Betros Kassis from Aleppo heard that people around the world had been invited to pray for Syria, he felt encouraged: “It gives me the spiritual strength to go on. I glorify the great name God, that he makes the broken-hearted happy and blesses the needy. Prayer teaches us forgiveness, so we also pray for those who do evil, that God will change their hearts and make them tools to spread peace and love.”
“This will be a historical event,” says Deacon Bassam Sawan from Homs. “Churches will come together to pray for peace in Syria. This day is important because of what Christ said: ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God’. This day is beyond all geographical, cultural and civilisational barriers between people from east to west. It will unite hearts and minds with Christ in order to pray and seek the Lord for peace in our land.”
You can come alongside your brothers and sisters in Syria and pray for peace using a number of resources provided by Open Doors:
“The prayers sent to God from all over the world will be like a solid fortress to all of us,” says church leader Aphraim Wazir from Aleppo. “I believe that God will protect us and will take away this black cloud that has come over Syria when Christians meet in united prayer. I believe that God will bring back peace to our beloved Syria.”
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