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DAY 7 - March 16
Damascus, Syria

Damascus, the capital of Syria, is one of the most populous cities in the country, along with Homs, a main center of the Syrian uprising and catalyst for the civil war that began in 2011. Damascus is considered by many to be the oldest capital city in the world and has been called the “Pearl of the East.”

Both cities have suffered much loss and deterioration since the war started. Under Bashar al-Assad’s oppressive control, the conflict has diminished. Travel to Damascus and Aleppo has resumed and is relatively safe.

For generations a large Christian community existed in Damascus, but the genocide in the mid-19th century caused many to leave the country. A comprehensive religious census has not been undertaken in Syria since the 1960s, but it is estimated that just 6% of the population is Christian. Most of these believers are part of one of the Orthodox communities.


Prayer Emphasis

  • Pray for the end of violence and for Christ-exalting, multiplying house churches in the 31 languages of Damascus and Homs, especially in the people groups listed above.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and supernatural protection for the Gospel SURGE teams working in the country to bring Jesus to the people.
  • Pray for refugees, the poor, and the broken to find hope and healing in Jesus’s name.
  • Pray for the Kingdom of God to advance through signs, wonders, and power in military, business, and government leaders.
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