Christians in Aleppo, Syria, are calling out for prayer, as the situation there worsens by the day.
Thousands of Christians still live in the government- controlled parts of the city, which has, for the last 10 days, been under siege. There are no roads open to travel in or out of the city and there is a shortage of everything, especially in the government-controlled areas of Aleppo.
One of Open Doors’ contacts says: “There are hardly no food supplies. Even the United Nations relief packages have stopped. Vegetables and fruits have disappeared from markets and shops. All the restaurants are closed. There is no gasoline in the stations. Taxi service has stopped and those who saved a little bit of gasoline are asking high prices. Students are walking for more than an hour to go to the university.
“There is no electricity and no water. People are standing in very long lines to fill their buckets. The only time they can collect water is between 6 to 11 pm, while the generators are working to pump the water out. Shells randomly hit the city from the fighting.”
He adds: “People are starting to become more and more hopeless. Some people are selling their apartments for only $10,000. They want to get the money and as soon as the roads open again, they want to leave Aleppo for good.”
Let us join with Aleppo Christians in calling out to God on behalf of this city and the nation of Syria.
- Pray for peace to come to Syria, for the siege around Aleppo to be lifted and for supplies to get through to those who desperately need them.
- Pray for wisdom for those who are seeking a path to peace for this nation. Pray that decision made will be for the good of all people in Syria, not just for political gain or power.
- Pray for Christians in Aleppo and other parts of Syria to not lose heart. Pray that they will comforted by the God of all comfort, and protected under the shadow of His wings.
Psalm 10 vs 17 – 18: “You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.“