Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

Continue to pray for Syria.

Last night we prayed for Syria in our News & Prayer session at the Evening Service.   We showed the following video and material from Open Doors http://www.opendoorsuk.org which featured Pastor Edward from Damascus.

In addition they asked us to pray for Aleppo and here are the prayer points.   There is much more information on their website.

Pray for an end to the terrifying bloodshed in Aleppo: Pray for wisdom for all decision-makers involved, that they work towards peace with every step they take. Pray for Assad and his government; pray for the so-called Islamic State (IS) and its leaders; pray for the other rebel groups and their leaders. Also pray for world leaders, that they will not close their eyes to what is happening in Syria.

Pray for healing for those who have become traumatised in Aleppo: Men, women and children have been living in the horrific reality of war for more than five years now. Many have lost loved ones. Many have lost their houses. They have seen horrors that can't be unseen. Many are losing hope and feel depressed. Pray for healing for their traumatised hearts. Pray that Christians and others will experience God's deep love and care for them. Pray that they will trust in Jesus.

Pray for wisdom as people decide whether to stay or emigrate: In this desperate situation, Christians and other residents are faced with the choice: to stay or to flee. Many people from Aleppo have already left. With whichever option the people of Aleppo choose, they will lose something valuable. Both staying as fleeing may be traumatising. Pray for wisdom in making this decision.

We also had a look at the latest video from BMS which featured their work amongst refugees in Lebanon, introduced by Juliet Kilpin who has been working with refugees in the Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais.

Syria's Forgotten Families feature video from BMS World Mission on Vimeo.

It's part of a series on Syria's Forgotten Families which we shall be looking at more closely in a Morning Service. Here were our prayer points from our prayers yesterday.