Hope for the Middle East Prayer Campaign

April 29, 2022 by Tim Dustin in Prayer updates

We’re asking if you’ll humbly join us in a massive prayer movement for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East.

Syria and Iraq are still recovering from ISIS and war—Christians left the countries in droves, and many haven’t returned. There is real fear the church could “evaporate,” in the words of one church leader in the region where Christianity has been active for thousands of years.

Open Doors estimates that 1 million of the 1.8 million Syrian Christians fled the country during the civil war.

And while there were 1.5 million Christians in Iraq in the early 1990s, estimates are now that there are around only 200,000 believers left.

ISIS wanted to destroy the church from the root, and the question remains: Will they succeed?

Our answer must be a resounding NO!

The campaign:

Our seven-year global campaign aims to restore hope to the church in the Middle East—so that they can be a source of hope to their communities, their countries and their region. It’s about seeing the Church rise up to be salt and light in the Middle East once again.

We stand with our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria in many ways, including funding Centers of Hope, such as Pastor George’s church, writing letters of encouragement, advocating for believers on the world stage and by praying with them.

Let’s stand with them.

Let’s pray for them.

When Christians were deciding whether to stay or go during the Turkish Invasion, we were standing with them in prayer by posting their requests in the Open Doors mobile prayer app. The prayer app is an easy way to receive timely prayer requests from our brothers and sisters around the world.

Stand with your family in prayer!

To get immediate prayer requests from believers in the Middle East and other countries, click the button below to download the Open Doors Prayer App.

Download here

Join us in this massive prayer movement and let’s call on our awesome God to continue to do amazing things in the Middle East.

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” –Psalm 55:22

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