A Syrian woman collects food aid from a church at a previous distribution.
A Syrian woman collects food aid from a church at a previous distribution.
Jun. 25, 2020 | Syria

Border Closures Complicate Relief Efforts

[189] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christians serving the needy.

Border closures related to coronavirus suppression have complicated an already difficult situation in Syria. The closures have halted the transport of food aid and have also prevented pastors from traveling into and out of the country. A VOM contact reports that food prices have skyrocketed with the devaluation of Syrian currency. Medicine prices have increased as much as 60 percent, and many expect a further 500 percent rise in prices. The VOM contact said he plans to purchase food for his relief program on credit until the borders open. Churches have been feeding many of the internally displaced since the beginning of the civil war. Pray for ministry leaders trying to serve the needy.

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  • Lord I pray for wisdom and courage for the ministers serving the needy in Syria. I pray for more food and miraculous provisions that are possible only through Christ. I pray that as bellies are filled in the name of Jesus that hearts would be too and that people would seek the Word and the hope of Christ for eternity.
    Joy H - USA
  • Help these servants of yours be able to do your miracles.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, we thank You for the faithfulness of our brothers and sisters in Syria. Preferring to suffer the mistreatment of siding along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the benefits of abandoning their faith, these fellow Christians are trusting You to be their provider. Call on Your servants to meet their physical and spiritual needs .
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faithful stand of believers in Syria. Like the miracle of the loaves and fishes please multiple what they have and make it last until the borders reopen. Meet every one of their physical and spiritual needs. Bind the hands of the enemy from doing harm. Prosper your like like the fishes, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Oh God, the needs are great for so many displaced in this Syrian civil war and we ask for wisdom and protection and provision for the many relief workers attempting to get into and out of Syria and neighboring countries embroiled in ongoing conflict. We ask that many desperate individuals would be brought to saving faith through these relief workers.
    Matt B - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for these believers that are faithfully serving the needy in these hard times. I pray that You would provide for all that they need. I pray that Your Spirit would rain down on them, giving them grace, strength and peace. Guide them and protect them. May Your glory be known!
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord, please open the border doors for travel or provide a venue allowing these believers to receive necessities. Provide them with the financial needs to purchase food and medicine. Strengthen them in their endeavors to serve you. Comfort and encourage them as they work for the church. Bring the lost to them that they may come to know you. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord, I pray for so many who have had their lives turned upside down by this virus. I pray specifically for the Syrians who are impacted by border closures and escalating food and drug prices. Give them hope and ingenuity to meet their basic needs. Use VOM in a glorious way as their workers reach out to the needy. Thank you, Lord.
    Joe P - USA
  • Lord God, I do thank You for Your people and their diligent efforts to serve the needy. May their efforts bear great fruit for Your gospel, and may those in charge have wisdom as they navigate these challenging times. May the food be able to reach those who need it most, and may this practical help draw hearts to Yourself.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord we know that all things are possible with you. You are not limited and have no boundaries. Send your Holy Spirit to prepare the way and provide openings to share food, medicine and the gospel to those who so desperately need it. Give the workers creative ideas and multiply the resources miraculously that many can be reached and served
    Angie E - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray that you would provide food for the needy refugees who are already suffering in terrible ways. Give them hope by sending out your gospel message of salvation in Jesus Christ so that many will receive Jesus and be saved. Please provide for all their needs and strengthen those ministering to them in your name. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, you are faithful, you are our provider, help us never to forget that. I pray for these in leadership as they minister to so many who are hurting. I pray you give them wisdom and guide them in decisions. I pray you open doors, You provided for the children of Israel, Father, do the same for your children in Syria. You are good and faithful.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, I pray for those churches that are able to feed the hungry that they would be enabled to continue distributing both food and the Good News of Jesus Christ! Provide for the workers' basic needs so that they can remain faithful, in Your precious Name amen.
    Laura K G U - USA
  • Dear Lord, please provide for basic needs of these Christians as they seek to be the hands and feet of Christ in Syria. Give them wisdom on how to handle each situation. Please open the door to ways they can provide for food and medicine for those in need. Keep them strong in faith.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord, I Pray for ministry leaders in Syria trying to serve the needy in this dire situation in. I pray for miracles and for Your will in this situation to be done. May people in their need be drawn to Jesus and receive Him as their only hope in this life and that to come. Give these ministers wisdom, endurance and faith.
    margaret m - USA
  • Lord, have mercy on your children in Syria and save them miraculously from this hardship. Open up the way for them to receive food and medicine, and I pray that you would give pastors unique and creative means to minister and evangelize in Syria. Remove unjust leadership in that country and allow them to recover from so much war and suffering, Father!
    Brad H - USA
  • Thank you for the pastors and VOM workers for their efforts, not only in the lives of Your saints, but also in the lives of refugees in Syria. We pray not only for Your provisions for these folks, but also that they may come to know the Giver of these provisions; and have new lives in Christ.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank You for the relief efforts of my brothers and sisters in Christ in Syria. I pray for abundance of necessary provisions, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Please provide them with Your Peace and calm, Your Strength, Your Protection so that their faith will grow. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • LORD,
    We Thank You for the church., and for them stepping up to help in people's time of need. Flood the church with much more food, provision, water, supplies so they can continue to be a vessel of help and aide. Thank You Lord for the miracles You are doing now. In Christ name Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord give provision and a way for it to get to those in need. Make a way Lord as only you can. Amaze those in Syria who trust you by showing your tangible love to them. Open the borders and let not only food and supplies come in but Your Word and the message of the cross. Bring salvation to Syria in a mighty fire. Bring it with boldness and love.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father thank You for the Syrians and thank You for VOM. I pray for Your mercy over that nation. I pray that they would find relief Jesus and that they would be ok. I pray for the churches there - please strengthen them and help those who are hungry, need medicine and are displaced. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God, please continue to take care of your people in spite of these extra difficult circumstances. Provide for the Ministries that are reaching out to the hungry and the hurting. It's such a huge need, and this is such a small prayer, but I pray does your will would be done in Syria. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless our brothers & sisters in Syria and those working for VOM with food and the resources they need in serving you and others. We ask for great giving at this time that many may be part of your ministries. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord God Almighty, I come with a plea for mercy and help in the midst of the increased struggles for Syrian refugees and those trying to serve them. I pray for a means that goes beyond human limits to bring provision to these needy ones. Please bring an end to the coronavirus in such a way that exalts your name among the nations. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, Work in this dire situation to provide food and medication for the Christians in Syria. Thank you for the churches who been feeding many of the internally displaced. I pray that you will supply these churches with the necessary resources to help these people who are in desperate need.
    Betty D - USA
  • dear father, i thank you for the churches feeding your children in syria. i pray that your children will stay healthy, fed, and safe during this epidemic. please guide the VOM workers to find a way into the country to provide more aid. i thank you for all of them. please give everybody strength and keep them close to you during this trial, amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Father God, thank you for those churches that have been feeding many of the internally displaced since the beginning of the civil war. i pray, Lord, for ministry leaders trying to serve the needy and ask that You provide what they need, that others will step up and help. I pray the civil war will end and borders will open up. In Jesus' name.
    Helen W - USA
  • Thank you Father for how you have used your church in Syria to feed the needy, to be true light in a dark place. Provide for them all they need, monies beyond what they could have ever imagined to buy food, medicines and supplies. Grow your Kingdom there.
    Lori R - USA
  • Lord, as you multiplied the loaves and fishes, supply all the needs of thy servants. Let this miracle of love and provision stir many hearts to salvation.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father God, when I feel sorry for myself during these hard times due to the coronavirus, please help me to remember my brethren in Syria who are suffering. I ask that You bless the VOM workers and other Christians for their selflessness Sand dedication to helping those less fortunate. Please end this virus soon for them. In Jesus's Name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
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