the World Around
We believe in the power of prayer at First Baptist Harlan and are committed to praying for our church, our community, our state, our nation and our world. Each month we will focus on a different nation to pray for. The third Sunday of the month, we will focus our corporate prayer on that country and would ask others to remember it in prayer throughout the month.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 says "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
November's Nation - Syria
Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Syria's capital and largest city is Damascus. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.
Pray for the unreached people of Syria, most Sunni Arab, who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. GIve them ears to hear, eyes to see and minds to understand.
Pray for Syria's political stability that is in jeopardy.
Pray that the religious, cultural and spiritual barriers in Synria are overcome so more people are reached with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as their personal savior!