15 March 2015 marked the third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria. It’s hard to comprehend the degree of suffering and devastation that these three years have seen. More than 100,000 people have been killed, and every hour now, more than 300 people flee their homes in fear.
As the conflict drags on, the people of Syria need our persistent and determined prayers more than ever. We know that, even in the darkest places, God can shine the light of his love and hope.
The Points of Prayer are in association with Tearfund and Christian Aid.
Points for prayer:
Pray for those who have and are fleeing their homes into an uncertain future.
Pray for Christian Aid partners working in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
Pray for Christian Aid partners working in Greece, Hungary and Serbia.
Pray for those in authority to make wise, cooperative and compassionate decisions.
Pray for change and a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Syria.
‘Heavenly Father, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25, 37-41)