BTJ Prayer Guide for Syria: Day 10

A Cry in the Desert Yazidis in Syria are a group of people that have been ruthlessly attacked over and over again and have survived as many as 64 genocide attempts. They are found primarily in Iraq and Syria clinging close to the Sinjar Mountain – a mountain that has been their refuge for many generations. Before there were Muslims

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BTJ Prayer Guide for Syria: Day 9

Christians Under Attack Of all the people in Syria, the ones that are forgotten the most are the Christians. Today the population of Christians in Syria is about 11.2% and that is down from 25%. Before the Arab Spring in 2011, about one out of every four Syrians were Christians, but after the invasion of ISIS that number has dropped

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BTJ Prayer Guide for Syria: Day 8

When the powerless pray There is one group in Syria that has a particularly tragic history, the Kurds. They are the largest people group without a country. As well as in Syria, there are Kurds living in Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Only in Iraq do they have a degree of autonomy. The province they live in, Kurdistan, has been recognised

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BTJ Prayer Guide for Syria: Day 7

Evil on Both Sides There is a special society of ruthless terrorists that have connections and support from the highest seats of government in the world. They do not necessarily have long beards, desert robes, and wear bomb-vests on the battlefield, but can be found on any given day wearing a suit and tie meeting with prime ministers and presidents.

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BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 6

A New Syrian Invasion is Needed Today about 34 different nations are fighting in Syria. It is a crap-soup with everyone fighting everyone. America is fighting the Russians. Iranians are fighting the Israelis. Chinese are fighting the Uyghurs. The Turks are fighting the Kurds – all in Syria. Syria is a land that has long known war. I mean known

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BTJ Prayer Guide for Syria: Day 5

Pray For the Leadership Bashar al-Assad has been president of Syria since July 17, 2000. He is considered to be a mass murderer and war criminal. The United Nations has accused Bashar al-Assad’s government of committing war crimes against the Syrian people during the brutal six-year-long civil war that continues without end. The evidence against him is overwhelming. In 2013,

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BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 4

Unity Liberty and Socialism The al-Assad family came to power as a result of a series of coups. Al-Assad is Arabic for the Lion and they believed it was their strength and power that brought them to leadership in Syria. Hafez al-Assad was the president of Syria from 1971-2000 and was the father to the current president. Hafez was no

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BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 3

A Strange Open Door When praying for Syria it is important to know one family: The al-Assad family. The al-Assad family has been ruling over Syria since 1971 when they established an authoritarian government that is in control of everything and one of the most important things to know about the family is that they are members of the Alawite

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BTJ Syria Prayer Guide: Day 2

Significant Syria The story of the Bible as told in the Old Testament and New Testament is one single story. Often people see the Bible as a series of books that teaches man about God, but perhaps it is more of a single story told by different authors through holy inspiration to tell man’s story with God where God reveals

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