Islamic militants destroyed this farmer's crops.
Islamic militants destroyed this farmer's crops.
Feb. 23, 2023 | Syria

Syrian Christians Face Challenges on Multiple Fronts

[176] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Aaron and Khalil Hassan.

Aaron and Khalil Hassan are two brothers who fled to Lebanon after the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) chased them from their apricot farm. While in Lebanon, they heard the gospel and placed their faith in Christ. When they returned to Syria, they found their farms pillaged; ISIS had chopped down the apricot trees and used them for firewood. VOM helped them replant their orchard, but they and other Christians in Syria report that life remains difficult: “Basic life necessities are scarce and horrendously expensive if they can be found,” said a front-line worker. He adds that theft and burglary are also major problems and that Christian families remain alert to Muslim extremists: “The situation is getting better than before in this regard, but due to increasing security chaos, they are still exposed to extremists, even if it is less than during the war,” the front-line worker said. “The threat from Islamic militants remains.”

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  • Lord,
    Thank You for Aaron and Khalil Hassan and their willingness to follow You despite the threat of violent persecution from Muslim extremists. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith each day and provide for all of their needs. May the church be behind them. I pray that You would turn their enemies into friends and be glorified.
    Lysander S - USA
  • In the power of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsidkenu, God of Righteousness, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Aaron and Khalil Hassan. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Aaron and Khalil. Please restore what they have lost on their farm, and protect them from further harassment, as stated in Psalm 91. May they stay strong in faith and be an encouragement to other believers. I pray for Your protection over all Christians in Syria in Jesus name.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Jesus, I ask for Your strong hand to be greatly pressed on the hearts of the wicked in Syria. You know each and every one. Wicked men can only oppress, steal, abuse, and kill. But YOU, oh Lord, give LIFE thru JESUS the only true Savior and Lord. Let Your love shine in Aaron and Khali against all "extremists". You are GOD.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord God bless Aaron and Khalil Hassan in physical things. Cause them now in this time to begin to fix their eyes on things above. On heavenly things. Lord teach us all to practice this. I pray they continue to shine their within the darkness. Remind them to be thankful for everything and remember You O God are with us. You haven't stepped away. Praise
    Gillian J - USA
  • Lord, strike down the power that this terrorist group still has over certain areas of the world. Let large numbers of people in that group see Your light, dream dreams and have visions of You and Your love. Let them be radically overcome by Your goodness and protect those who they persecute in the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that these brothers would continue to grow in their faith and that they would be supported and encouraged by other believers. Please strengthen the church in Syria and give them hope to endure, looking to and believing the hope of heaven. May they have courage and love to share you with those around them.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the Lordship of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Aaron and Khalil Hassan trust and have confidence in You. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection on them and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please strengthen these brothers in their faith. May they know Jesus and the power of his resurrection.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, may the faith in Jesus they experienced be alive in their hearts and minds as they navigate the evil around them. May they know the power of Your Holy Spirit to be at work in and around them to open doors for their needs to be met and find the peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Dear Christian family, I am praying for you. I hope you feel God's presence. Remember he has not lost control of his creation. He changed Saul's heart so he can change the hearts of anyone. He is powerful and we know who will be victorious. Stand strong. You are loved.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, please come alongside Khali and Aaron, give them comfort and strength. Provide for all their needs. Help the orchard grow and become fruitful, not only in the physical but their spiritual orchard as well. May it bear so much fruit in everyone that comes in contact with them. May the peace of Jesus rest on them as they abide in the Vine.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Lord God, we ask for your grace and mercy to overwhelm Khalil and Aaron. Please provide for their needs and remind them of your goodness. Give them peace and help them to prosper under your care. May their faith in you grow deeper and may their love for you spill over into the community around them, bringing others to faith in Jesus for salvation.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Our Father, bless Aaron and Khalil, and Your other children, as they face persecution and hardship for their faith in Jesus. May their faithfulness to You be a light to those living in darkness, and who need Jesus as their Savior. May they serve You in spite of the difficulties. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the mighty name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Aaron and Khalil Hassan. We praise You that they believe You are great. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I pray for the faithfulness of your people in the area, the enemy wants to strike the Sheppard so that the sheep would scatter. I do pray for your watchful eye to be upon your people. Would you place a hedge of protection over those who call on your name for your names sake.
    Sergey S - USA
  • Please Lord Father,
    Be with Aaron and Khalil Hassan and the other Christians being persecuted in Syria. Help them to remain safe and help them to be able to meet all of their needs. Use their witness to bring many to salvation in Christ. Thank you for these dear brothers and sisters. In Jesus name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Thank You Lord that Aaron and Khalil have come to faith in Jesus! Help them to spread the Good News, and may they be able to make a living without ISIS persecution. Bring Muslim militants to faith in You. Bring revival and awakening to their country!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, I pray for the Hassans in Syria. Thank You for drawing them to Christ and saving them. They are struggling in Syria as are other Christians. Thank You for raising up VOM to help them replant their orchard. Bless it and supply their needs. Protect our family in Syria from Muslim violence and evil. Draw the people to Christ and save them.Amen
    Alan G - USA
  • I have added the brothers to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • Father, we know a better day is soon coming, no more war and injustice, but until then, strengthen your children. I pray for these brothers; guide them in knowing how to deal with their loss. I pray you give them spiritual strength and knowledge in providing for themselves. Help them to stay focused on you. Lord, deal with the hearts of those lost
    polly c - USA
  • Father, protect, provide for, and care for these in such a hostile area. Show Your hand and encourage them, may they be ever more close to You and filled with assurances of Your love as well as vision for all You plans for the Kingdom, how all this here is little more than a fleeting hardship that You use for our highest good. You are all goodness.
    janie b - USA
  • Father God, thank you for these precious believers, Aaron and Khalil, and the other believers in Syria. Thank You that You brought them to the cross in the midst of a difficult situation. Hel them to see how faithful You are and how much they are loved by You. May they be a bright shining star as they hold out the Word of life.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, I want to lift up my dear brothers & would You speak courage & hope to them right now. TY You have a hope & a future for them & would You remind them. TY for providing for all their needs acc to Your riches in Christ Jesus. Blessings on them & VOM. Grow them strong In You & may they be a light drawing others to Your beauty. Draw the pers.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Jesus we ask thath you would give these brothers and sisters victory over the enemy and his people. You would help them forgive. Give them peace in there hearts. Give bold witness and the rest of us to. God arise may your enemies those thath hate you be like wax before the fire and melt!!! Give your people reason to rejoice!!! In jesus name.
    Craig M - USA
  • Father, I pray for these two brothers and thank you that they heard the gospel and placed their faith in Christ. As they face persecution back in Syria please provide for their physical and spiritual needs. Allow their orchards to flourish and give them courage to remain faithful in their commitment to You.
    Betty D - USA
  • Our FATHER,
    Thank you for New Life In YOU for Aaron & Khalil! Help them to stand strong in persecution. Protect & Provide for them. Restore their farm & May they forgive & have hope In YOU. Let others come to their aid with all that is needed. Show them YOUR Power & YOUR Glory In JESUS' Name. We Thank YOU, Amen & Amen!
    Foogie W - USA
  • Lord God, provide richly for Aaron and Khalil Hassan, mostly in their faith and walk with you, but also for the growth of their orchard and physical provisions. Keep them safe. Let them spread truth that others may know you. Be with all of the Syrian Christians and those who will hear your word with faith. Let your kingdom grow in Syria.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Abba, I give praise to You for our dear brothers Aaron and Khalil for their faithfulness in serving You. Bless them indeed I pray and enlarge their territory. I pray a spiritual and physical hedge of protection around them and ask that You would miraculously provide their every need according to Your riches in Glory by Yahusha HaMashiach our Adonai!
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Lord bring about provision for Aaron & Khalil Hassan.You are the Great I AM who provides, protects, shepherds your flock.Give them from your storehouses physical provision as well as spiritual strength, faith, courage, wisdom & opportunities to declare the goodness of you God. Use their voices as a trumpet of your glory.Bring salvation to those around
    Atacy U - USA
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