Syria’s Christian minority, which primarily resides in the capital city of Damascus, is generally respected. Christians make up 6.3 percent of the population, and they enjoy freedom and stability unparalleled through the Middle East. The Orthodox and Catholic churches existed since before Islam and endure still with many godly members.
While there is freedom to worship, if Christians evangelise Muslims and share their faith openly, overt persecution is a possibility. Any activity that could threaten the government or communal harmony is suspect, making it difficult to spread the gospel. Evangelizing is legal but visas are not granted for missionary work. Conversions to Christianity from Islam in Syria are rare and often met with opposition.
- Pray that Christians will be able to reach out to the Muslim population in Syria.
- Pray for strength, encouragement and peace for Christian labourers at work in Syria.
- Pray that Syrian converts to Christianity will be a strong witness to their family, friends and neighbours