On the start of a new year, pray that God will rebuild His church in Syria, adding to those who have chosen to stay despite the atrocities of recent years. Pray that He will renew in them ‘a steadfast spirit’, for His glory (Psalm 51:10).
Ask God to speak to the hearts of extremists in Syria and pray that they will come to know forgiveness and new life in Christ.
Thank God that the terrorists’ apparent plan to murder members of the Syriac Orthodox Church congregation as they emerged from the prayer meeting was thwarted. The bomb was apparently detonated too early.