A Syrian couple have fled their homeland and hope to move to a country where they can start a family. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
A Syrian couple have fled their homeland and hope to move to a country where they can start a family. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
Sep. 16, 2021 | Middle East

Christian Couple Flees Amid Threats

[187] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Rama and Joseph.

Rama and Joseph have fled their home in Syria after threats from family due to their marriage. Rama is a former Muslim who now follows Christ, and Joseph is from a Christian background. When Rama's family learned of their marriage, they complained to a police officer. The officer beat Joseph and warned him to stay away from Rama. The couple then escaped to a neighboring country that also does not recognize marriage between a woman who is legally considered to be Muslim and a man who is not a Muslim. Joseph and Rama have now applied for resettlement to a Western country. Pray for God's peace in their hearts while they wait. Pray for their resettlement application to be accepted so they can move to a country where their marriage is legally recognized and where they can start a family.

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  • Dear Jesus, please allow Rama and Joseph to move to a country where they can live in peace and safety. When they move to a Western country, help them to remain true to You and to be a great blessing to help Muslim people turn to You, Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We lift up to You Rama and Joseph, our sister and brother in Christ. We ask that You would provide the way from them to resettled in a country where their marriage is recognized. Give them peace and comfort. Strength them and Bless them!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, you see Rama and Joseph's dilemma and predicament and none of this has taken You by surprise. Please reassure this bold couple of Your support of their commitment to Jesus despite suffering. Fill them with the Holy Spirit to love the very people who are threatening them. We ask for Rama's family members to have dreams and visions of Jesus.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father please provide for Rama and Joseph to be able to live together as a married couple in peace. As they wait, please grow their faith. May they know your abundant eternal life and be able to rejoice in suffering for you. May they know that you have great plans for them which no person can destroy.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, thank you for Joseph and Rama's faith and for enabling them to be able to apply to go somewhere where they can have their marriage recognized. Please give them strength and faith to continue to trust as they wait for your hand to move on their behalf. Please work in the hearts of Rama's family that they might turn to Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear kind and gracious heavenly Father, may Joseph and Rama succeed in their application to resettle in a country where thee marriage is recognized. And may their faithfulness to you and to one another be a witness that opens the hearts and minds of their persecutors to the message of Christ's love, and breaks down the walls of unjust laws
    Tom H - USA
  • Praying for you from the USA
    Krista D - USA
  • Father, I pray you move on the behalf of Rama and Joseph. I ask you to direct their steps. Give them wisdom and boldness in dealing with the authorities. I pray you help them to forgive and love their families. I pray for the families that their eyes would be opened, and they would come to know you. I pray your will be done.
    polly c - USA
  • Thank you for Rama and Joseph's love for one another, and desire to honor You. I pray that they would know Your strength and encouragement as they wait, and that they would be able to settle in a country that would legally recognize their marriage. May their family bring You great glory and honor as they follow Your ways.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, thank You for Joseph and Rama's steadfast love for You and each other. Enable Joseph and Rama to patiently wait for Your intervention into their resettlement issue. Show Yourself strong and mighty on Joseph and Rama's behalf even to the point of confounding and confusing the government officials so that they're compelled to rule in their favor.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Oh Lord be with us watch over us help us oh Lord take care of us be a us change the hearts of the persecutors and live within our hearts , give us peace , love, and joy in Jesus name amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Our Father, We Praise your Holy Name! We ask that Rama & Joseph's needs will be provided for each day. Shelter them with your peace & love as they seek freedom to worship & serve you. Prepare a place for them that is safe & bless their marriage now & in the years to come. I pray their union will be fruitful & bring you glory & honor.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father, This couple is going to great lengths to stay true to you. I pray that they will be encouraged in their faith. Please grant them acceptance into a country where their marriage is legally recognized. Please provide a job in this country and means of support while they work to get settled. May they cling to each other and to you.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father God I beseech you to intervene In this situation between Rama and Joseph, , do God let them be left alone to get on with their lives, they are now man and wife do command all them that are against their union to accept the things that they cannot change , do provide a safe haven whare the can live in peace, they are not doing any harm , be wit
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please open doors for them so they can move snd be able to support themselves and live freely and worship Jesus freely. Help them to persevere and forgive those who persecute them.
    In w,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Rama and Joseph and their willingness to follow You despite persecution from their own families and governments. I pray that You would be at the center of their marriage and they would be able to honor You in all they do. May their resettlement application be accepted so they can move to a country where their marriage is recognized.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Lord,we thank you for who You are&that at every turn,you are even more amazing! We also thankYou for bringing Rama&Joeph together in the sanctity of marriage.They look to start a family, but the world does not accept their marriage where they currently live&have applied for resettlement where they&their future children can live.Please bless them!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for bringing these two to faith in you. Please give them peace as they struggle to start a family. Let their application for resettlement be accepted and increase their faith in you as they wait. I ask that you would touch the hearts of Rama's family and bring them to faith in you. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Lord I praise You for who You are Sovereign God! I lift up Rama and Joseph to You! You have them in You mighty Hand no matter what the circumstance! Lord strengthen their faith while they wait for the resettlement application approval! Lord I believe You by faith this is already done & You act speedily on their behalf in their obedience & trust in You!
    Kisha M - USA
  • Father i thank you for bringing Rama n Joseph together ,I pray their difficulty will only strengthen both their relationship to one another but to you also I ask that you would supply a resettlement home for them in a marriage safe country please give them your peace and strength and encouragement of faith going forward In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Father, protect and meet the needs of Rama and Joseph in the middle east. We pray for peace and special ability to tell others the good news of the gospel. We pray they would find adequate housing and resettlement in a country where their marriage is legally recognized. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • God, I ask you that Joseph and Rama's resettlement application would be accepted so they can move. I declare your favor, your provision, and your will over their lives in Jesus name. I pray that the hearts of their family would be moved to know you through Joseph and Rama.
    David R - USA
  • Praises to You Father for both these souls turning to You and may their faith be steadfast & growing. TY that Your Word is alive & active in their lives. Draw their families as they respond to the whispers upon their hearts. We speak safety & blessings over them as they wait for the resettlement process. Blessings on their new family in Jesus'Name
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, just as Joseph and Mary were run out of their home country for their obedience to you, so Rama and Joseph are being exiled for their faithful obedience. You provided abundantly for Joseph and Mary, and gave them safe harbor in a foreign land. Do it again now. Secure safe passage for Rama and Joseph. Advance your glory in Syria.
    Jim T - USA
  • In the powerful, miracle working name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Rama and Joseph. We ask for a miracle, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God please help Rama and Joseph find a home where they can settle and raise a family with freedom to know and follow Christ a d teach their children in the way. May their applications be quickly dealt with and approved. Guide them to where they will grow in their walk with You and help others know You too.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Father we pray for Rama and Joseph, protect them from evil people. Grant them favour in receiving their papers so they can go to a country where they can serve you freely. Help them to keep the faith and provide all their needs. In Christ name amen
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father, I bring Rama & Joseph to You & ask for Your will in their life. May their commitment be to You above all else. Give them Your wisdom as they pursue moving to a more hospitable place to worship you. Strengthen their faith & commitment to each other. Give them help to grow in faith every day. Guide & direct their path. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Father, I pray for this couple, Joseph and Rama. Please protect them and keep them safe. May your peace rest upon them. Lead them Lord to a country where they can be married and start a family. In Jesus name, amen
    Nancy H - USA
  • O Lord God Almighty, you are near to the brokenhearted & afflicted. Rama & Joseph need your intervention amid all the persecution from their family & the governments where they have & are residing. I pray for a door to open for resettlement where they can begin a family. In the meanwhile sustain & grow their faith as a couple whose head is Christ. Amen
    Diana F - USA
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