Middle East: Children and Youth
The war in Syria and continual (and often rising) levels of violence throughout the region, have had a significant impact on children and young people. The amount of orphaned and abandoned children have increased, the number of children that have become refugees are overwhelming and this combined with the lack of access to schooling or any other type of education has gotten to the point where they are now being called the “lost generation”.
There is also another kind of “lost generation” today, those lost into technology and material things, those lost into addictions (whether sexual, narcotics, or others) and those that no longer live and experience childhood like it was intended to be.
Going Before the Father, pray
- That those not knowing Jesus will have a revelation of God’s love for them and to find peace, hope and purpose for their lives. “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:15-16
- That those who know Jesus will become the workers in His Field
- That the children and young people that know and love Jesus will stand in Unity, growing in truth, love, faith, hope and perseverance. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16