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Monthly Prayer Focus: Syria

Written by Voice of the Martyrs

Syria man fixing cross on churchCategory: Restricted
Major Religions: Islam 90.1%, Christianity 5.9%
Prevalent Ideology: Islam
Leader: President Bashar al-Asad

Large swaths of Syrian territory remain in the hands of Islamist rebel groups since the 2011 uprising. More than 4 million refugees have fled the country, and many more remain displaced.

Life for Christians
Syria was once religiously diverse and protective of Christians’ rights. But today both Orthodox and evangelical Christians are targets of the Islamists. Christian villages have been overrun, churches destroyed and believers abused or driven out.

VOM Work
VOM is heavily involved both inside and outside the country, providing Bibles, support to churches, blankets, food, water and more.

Prayer points:

  • Pray for an end to the civil war in Syria and for a lasting peace on all sides.
  • Pray for Christians who are faithfully serving the Syrian people despite hardships.
  • Pray for Syrians who have been internally displaced or are refugees in other countries.
  • Pray for VOM-supported work providing Bibles, support to churches, and practical help inside Syria.

Pray with us and leave a comment below with your prayer for Syria this month

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