Yesterday, Charisma News published an exclusive interview with an anonymous Syrian Christian woman who spoke from her heart about the war and how Syrian Christians are dealing with it. Her perspective is unique, first-hand and valuable — and she shared many insights that only an insider could. What struck me most throughout the interview was her commitment to prayer and her desperate desire that Western Christians join with Syrian Christians in unceasing and purposeful prayer.
She shared that people in her area “have one prayer a day for the country for six months, inviting people from any denomination — Muslim denominations and Christian denominations — and we pray with them for the country. And when we pray, we pray for Sunni and Shia and Christians and Jews and enemy religions. We pray for all denominations, and we pray for all people.”
The woman admits that living in Syria today means that any moment could bring death. However, living day by day has allowed them to truly focus on the Lord and on reaching others for Him. People in her area give New Testaments and food to refugees, and try to get along as best they can in a time of so much unrest.
It is clear that she wants Western Christians to care and know about the suffering in Syria.
“What’s happened in America? We are really worried. The Christians, the believers there, are sleeping. They don’t know anything about suffering in other countries. They are blind.”
And once American believers wake up? Pray, she begs. Pray for Syria.