With 1.5 million civilians in need of humanitarian aid, 2.2 million internally displaced and up to 50,000 Yazidis trapped on Sinjar mountain, the Iraqi crisis is fast spiralling out of control.
As the world watches on in horror, it’s difficult to know how exactly to even begin praying (though the good news is that it doesn’t matter how – just make sure you’re doing it).
But with that in mind, we’ve bought together some of the prayer resources available online which might help if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Open Doors is working with local partners in Iraq to provide humanitarian relief to those most in need, and says knowing they are being held in prayer is making a real difference to those on the ground.
“I hear that people around the world are praying for us and supporting us. To those people I want to say: thank you. You are far away, but you can reach us here with your support. Moreover, your thoughts and prayers are valuable and God listens,” said one local relief worker.