The front-line worker mentors other young men through sports.
The front-line worker mentors other young men through sports.
Feb. 25, 2021 | Syria

Syrian Refugee Growing in Faith

[198] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Ishmael.

A Syrian boy who came to Christ while taking refuge in another country continues to follow the Lord. Ishmael left Syria with his family when the war broke out. He started school in the country where they were living as refugees but had to leave school at age 8 in order to work and help his father provide for the family. A front-line worker met Ishmael and helped him get back into school. “I became like an older brother to him,” the front-line worker wrote, and he and Ishmael met for weekly Bible studies. After several years, Ishmael’s family decided to return to Syria, and Ishmael has kept in touch with the front-line worker. “Sometimes he reminds me to study the Bible even more than what is in our Bible study program,” the front-line worker said. Pray for Ishmael to continue to grow in his faith, and pray for him to be able to continue his education. Pray also for the front-line worker who is touching the lives of many Syrians like Ishmael.

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  • Dear Jesus, help Ishmael remain strong in You. Thank you that he has been so willing to study the Bible. Help the front line worker who has continued to reach out to him. Bless both Ishmael and his mentor. Jesus, please open doors so that Ishmael may continue his schooling.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord, We pray for Ishmael and this front-line worker, and for your church in Syria. Bless and strengthen them and their work. We praise you Lord for their faith and faithfulness. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father we pray for all youth like Ismeal who are hungry and lost , Father we also pray that you strengthen all the front line workers as we encourage them to continue to feed the hungry. We ask all these blessing in Jesus name Amen AMEN
    Mark S - USA
  • Thank you for Ishmael. Help him to walk closely with you each day and have a deep knowledge of the love of Christ.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, it is always so much a blessing to hear of someone who has come to faith and still remains. Especially hearing of one so young and how you have kept him. Please continue to grow him in faith, and understanding of truth and of Christ. Use his life in a mighty way for your glory. Meet all his needs in Christ Jesus,keep faithful men around him.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord protect this front line worker not mentioned by name for what he HAS already done and for what he COULD do in the future. Keep Ishmael under your wings and send your angels to help him keep the course of the faith to one day even inspire others to worship thee. I also pray that others in Syria will come to see the light for their sake and others.
    Angela L - USA
  • Lord please continue to bless this front line worker and VOM for all the awesome things You are doing through them. RElease the finances, the energy the volunteers, the workers, etc. Blessings on my dear brother Ishmael and may he receive the greatest education. Blessings on his future as he is guided by Your voice. Strengthen his faith IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Abba Father the Syrian Christians, Orthodox and Coptic Christians have paid a huge price with their life. Please God give us a heart for these suffering brave people whose example speak loud & clear to us to get involved. It is though unconditional love & forgiveness we can reach out people with good news of the Kingdom. Give us the heart to sacrifice
  • Praying for Ishmael that he may continue to grow in his faith and he will continue to study the word. Praying for the people of Syria that they in their troubles may turn to you and the hope and peace only Jesus can offer and accept Him as Savior and Lord
    margaret m - USA
  • Father thank you for those ministering in Syria and along the border. Please keep them safe & encourage them; bringing to them those w open hearts. Soften the hearts of others like Ishmael. Help them to be salt and light in the darkness. I pray they would have access to Your Word and be filled w the wisdom & power of Your Spirit. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Beth G - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for this worker and all that he has done for Ishmael. Please help Ishmael where he is now, and provide for him and his family. Please protect them and help Ishmael to grow in his faith and serve you. Help him to find ways to tell his story and please keep him safe. I pray for the many Syrian refugees, that You would draw them.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, we pray to You, the Lord of the harvest, to raise up Ishmael and send him into the harvest for the nation of Syria. May Ishmael be a laborer who disciples thousands of other laborers in Syria.
    Larry N - USA
  • Dear LORD, thank You for this sweet fellowship between Ismael and the front-line worker. What a wonderful bond you created. Strengthen Ishmael in his faith journey and bless him in his education. Continue to guide and bless the front-line worker who is faithful in reaching others for You in Syria. Where difficulty has been, Jesus is the answer!
    Peg B - USA
  • Help our brother Ishmael grow strong in your name.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord I praise you for the brother who is alongside Ishmael and ask for provision and hope to be poured out on him. I pray Lord for Your peace to keep them both unified and together in their convictions for You. I pray Lord for Your Word to encourage and unite them as they pursue You. I pray that Ismael can continue to go to school as well.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, I pray Ishmael and the front line worker will continue to grow in the Faith and be strengthened to witness to, and help others to come to know Christ and His love. Guide them where there is a need for Your Word. In the name of Jesus, Amen!
    Linda R - USA
  • Dear God, I PRAISE YOU and thank you for the beautiful hands & feet of this front-line worker ! I pray for each of these beautiful warriors to grow closer to you each day to continue ministering & witnessing for your glory. I pray for Ishmael that he continue to grow in his knowledge and love for you to also become your hands & feet to those around him
    Ginger B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Ishmael and fellow believers. We ask that they continue to build Your temple spiritually and physically. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels sent directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, bless Ishmael and his family. Make him a useful instrument in Your hands to bring many to Christ and disciple them. Help him to continue his education. Provide every need. Bless the front line worker in Syria to continue touching many lives for Christ.
    Terry K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ishmael & the assisting front-line worker: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May Ishmael keep growing in faith. May the front-line worker keep touching peoples' lives so they can keep growing in faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord's face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.
    Mary-Ellen V - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for Ishmael that he would continue to grow in his Christian faith. I also pray that he will be able to continue his education. I also pray for the front-line worker who is trying to help the lives of many Syrians like Ishmael. God, I pray that you would bless Syria and bring peace to that country. I pray for the Church too.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father God I commit Ishmael to your care , guide his footstep and direct his path , do remind him to walk close to you, so that you can direct his path hold him with your powerful hands and help his parents to come to know you as Lord and saviour be with them and provide for them, do provide mentors that will help him to grow in his faith Jesus
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, may Ishmael continue to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Strengthen Ishmael in spirit, soul and body as he obediently follows the Lord Jesus Christ and disciples new believers in the faith. Bless and encourage the front-line worker for faithfully coming along side Ishmael during a very formative and vulnerable period of his life.
    Patrick V - USA
  • 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Layne N - USA
  • I pray that a band of angels be assigned to them for protection. I ask that their needs be taken care of and they would be bold for Christ. I pray that signs and wonders would fallow them and that no one could harm them in Jesus name amen.
    David A - USA
  • May the Lord bless and protect you;may the Lord's face radiate with joy because of you;may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you peace.
    Mary-Ellen V - USA
  • Father God, thank you for the bond you created between Ishmael and your dear servant (front line worker). May they both be blessed through it as brothers in Christ. May more Syrians come to Jesus and grow in your word along with Ishmael. Bless all Your dear servants and workers in Christ. Thank You Father God.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord I pray for Ishmael, I pray that he would be with this young man as he's back with his family in Syria and he will continue to grow in his faith. Strengthen him to be a leader in Syria for Jesus. Be with him and pour your spirit out on him that many come to Jesus through him. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear God, I pray for Ishmael and others like him, whose lives have been upended by the hostilities in Syria. Bless him, grow him, provide for him and his family, especially in the matter of education. Grow the believers in their faith and witness, that many more may come to Christ and strengthen the church there. Bless that front line worker greatly.
    Martha T - USA
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