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prayer invite

Christians of all stripes can join together this Saturday and pray for Syria.  From the Catholics to the Quakers, everyone should be able to set aside their differences and unite in a time of prayer.

This long civil war has taken over 100,000 lives, created over 2 million refugees, and unleashed the use of chemical weapons.  No matter where you stand on the current political issue.  Make time to pray for the people, the victims, the homeless, the starving, and for a solution to the conflict.

It is good for us to remember that there is an authority higher than the military.  Let us petition the Lord and ask for his mercy and peace to surround Syria.

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prayer invite

Christians in Syria continue to suffer persecution and strife in the midst of an ongoing civil war.  Open Doors USA is encouraging Christians worldwide to pray for the war-torn country on May 11.

“As Christians in Syria continue to suffer from the devastating effects of the two-year-old civil war including killings, kidnappings, homelessness, lack of food and shelter and closing of schools; they are also seeing that God’s hand is at work as all denominations are joining in passionate prayer,” Open Doors USA interim President/CEO Steve Ridgway said in a recent statement.

Since March 2011, Syria’s Ba’ath Party government, led by President Bashar al-Assad, has been involved in a brutal civil war against rebels trying to overthrow the government, resulting in the death of nearly 70,000.

It is difficult to image the hardships that the Syrian church is enduring half a world away.  Finding food and medicine is a struggle.  As daily survival is already difficult, Christians are being persecuted, killed, and church leaders continue to be kidnapped.

Please add these believers to your prayer list on Saturday and join the international prayer effort.

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