BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 1

Syria in the Bible

Syrians can trace their heritage back to the very beginning as grandsons of Noah. According to tradition, Syria is a name that is derived from Aram, the son of Shem. That means that Syrians, like their Jewish cousins, are Semitic – from the sons of Shem.

The land of Aram is found throughout the Bible and is the early name for the land of Syria. The people of Syria settled between the two great rivers of the Tigris and the Euphrates, also known as Mesopotamia.

Syria, the land of Aram, has a history of many contradictions. Those that remember Aram in the Old Testament will recall that they were a major opponent of Israel (1Kings 11:23-25) and joined in unholy alliances to enslave the Jewish people. Many Christians read this information and jump right into the politics of today and write Syria off as being an evil nation and are enemies of God.

That would be a tragic and wrong conclusion.

There is so much more to Syria than the evil that we see on the news today as we will discover in the next 30 days. The Syrians have played an essential role in the God’s plan for all of humanity. The land of Aram plays a major part of salvation for all believers around the world since Aram’s decedents include Boaz, David, Solmon, Hezekiah, Josiah, and Joseph the adoptive father of Jesus.

Syria is the land called Paddam Aram (Gen. 28:5) the homeland of Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, as well as Rachel and Leah, the wives of Jacob. Syria is also the location of Mt. Hermon

Syria is the land of our Christian and Jewish ancestors – Boaz, Rebekah, and Rachel. Syria is the land of Shem, the son of Noah. Jesus chose to give His greatest and most remembered sermon in Syria (Sermon on the Mount) on Mount Hermon (on the border of Israel and Syria). Syria was the springboard that launched the message of the disciples into the rest of the world.

If Jerusalem is the cradle of the Gospel message than Syria is at least the kindergarten, because this was the land of Semitic-speaking people that immediately embraced the message.

There was a day when the people of Syria embraced the message of Jesus. That day can come again.

Prayer Point

Syria has had their history stolen from them so that the enemy can tell them that they are something that they are not – Islam. Syria is not an Islamic nation. It is an Islamic hostage and we pray that the people of Syria will again realize their real history so that they can understand their real inheritance.

Scripture Reading

Hear this, you elders;
listen, all who live in the land.
Has anything like this ever happened in your days
or in the days of your ancestors?
Tell it to your children,
and let your children tell it to their children,
and their children to the next generation.

-Joel 1:1-3

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.


  1. A. Margaret Hesford

    Praying for Syria, an Islamic hostage, to return to its roots as the cradle of the Gospel.

  2. Melinda

    Satan comes to steal, we pray that the history and heritage that was stolen from Syria will be returned seven fold.
    That the people will come to know the true God, Jesus Christ the Saviour

  3. Pat Cheek

    Praying for Syria and sharing these posts so maybe others will pray as well. Thank you

  4. Joseph MCGEE

    Prayers of thanks for the cease fire, praying it holds and that the killing stops on both sides. Prayers for the families of the dead and for the refugees.

    1. Ruth Serpas

      Praying that everything that was taken,God will replace. Praying for the peace of God upon all of Hiis people. Let all for God’s people remembers the day’s of old,so their children and their children will know the history of their land.


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