Can You Bring Peace to the Middle East?
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“Many of the embattled Christians in Syria have lost almost everything,” writes Jerry Dykstra, Director of Media Relations, Open Doors USA, “their sources of income, schools for their children, their homes and enough food to survive the winter in the filthy refugee camps inside and outside of the country. But they have not lost their faith in Jesus Christ and power of prayer. Pastor Ouseph (not his real name) of Damascus and his family have stopped watching television because in their opinion, the broadcasters only share lies. Instead they turn to God every morning to guide them through the day and to provide them with the things they need to know. People in their church follow their example. The believers get their news from heaven and it gives them the peace and strength to carry on with their lives. “God has saved us so far, so we are still needed,” Ouseph says. “If we keep praying, God will do something incredible. This is what we all feel.” Pastor Ouseph’s faith is strong. But he needs the prayers of his brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. Will you pray for Pastor Ouseph, his family and his faithful congregation today? And lift up in prayer all the people in countries such as Egypt, Iran and Iraq who are keeping their faith in the midst of both severe persecution and horrible living conditions? Pray that the refugees can return home soon, for those traumatized by war and for the children who want to go to school but can’t. Pray also for relief workers to safely bring in supplies, the Word of God and hope for a better future. And, of course, peace!”
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