Day 30

DECEMBER | 2021

Syria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

One of the many reasons the people of Syria are suffering is that neighboring countries are fanning the flames of the conflict. May the Syrian Church find positive ways to survive and thrive during these trying times. We pray that the suffering Syrian Church will have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep God’s love is. May they experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to fully understand. Then they will be complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Let them be revived and renewed by His immense love. (The Bible, Ephesians 3:18-19).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Syria is listed in 12th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution The current president of Syria is Bashar al-Assad and the prime minister is Hussein Arnous since 11 June 2020. Syria has been shattered and decimated by war, violence, and terrorism in recent years. Multitudes have lost their lives. Millions have been forced from their homes, leading to a mass humanitarian crisis of historic proportions. Civil war has become a much more complex and multifaceted conflict. The many warring factions are armed opposition groups, rebels, the Islamic State, and the Kurds. Numerous war crimes, such as the use of chemical warfare, have been reported on all sides, leading to unspeakable horrors among Syrian civilians. The Islamic State has capitalized on Syria’s instability and chaos and started taking control of huge areas across northern and eastern Syria. The terrorized people of Syria further suffer from the IS-caused terror, and the war has caused the displacement of over six million people within Syria.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bashar al-Assad
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Wael Nader al-Halqi
POPULATION
17,065,000
CHRISTIANS
5.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
12
REFUGEES
7,947,655
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
79.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.9%