From Barnabas Fund:
SYRIA - CHRISTIAN HOMES INVADED; FAMILIES DESPERATE TO FLEE
The situation in the besieged city of Homs, Syria, is horrifying and becoming unbearable for Christians who are caught in the battleground. Many thousands are trapped in the city though others have managed to flee to the surrounding villages. Families are in desperate need of food and basics; prices have rocketed, supplies are running low, and it is often too dangerous to go out in search of food.
More than 200 Christians have been killed, and the community has been beset by kidnappings. Two bombs were discovered in a church yard in Homs, although thankfully they did not explode. Christians were even blocked from leaving Homs by anti-government forces who were keeping them there as “human shields” in a bid to protect the areas they were controlling.
Barnabas Fund is one of the very few Christian aid agencies helping Christians in Syria at this tumultuous time, working directly with Christian partners in the country to get urgent supplies to needy families.
- Pray for peace and stability to be restored in Syria and ask that the Lord will be for the Christian community their rock, fortress and deliverer (Psalm 18:2). Pray that He will meet all their needs.
- Pray for all those who have lost loved ones in the violence, that they will be comforted in their grief. Pray too for a swift end to the hostilities.