Friday, September 19, 2008

Aleppo Syria

30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Ramadan 2008 / 1429: September 01 - September 30

Aleppo,

The second-largest city in Syria

For Thursday, 18 September, Ramadan 2008. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"


The second largest city in Syria, Aleppo, is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, along with the capital, Damascus. With populations of around 4 million and 6 million respectively, about half the country’s population live in these two cities.

The people of Aleppo are predominantly Sunni Muslim and have a reputation for being conservative and devout. This is both a challenge and an opportunity... Some Muslims, especially the young and educated, are growing dissatisfied with Islam but are drawn towards materialism, secularism and even atheism as the only alternatives they know. Very few Muslims in the city have ever heard a clear presentation of the Good News.


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Prayer Starters:

  • Pray for peace and stability between conservative and less religious Muslims.

  • Pray for Muslims dissatisfied with Islam to be drawn towards Christ.

  • Pray for the different Syrian believers; for love, unity and a passion to explain their faith in Jesus to all.

  • Pray for at least one extended family of Muslims in Aleppo to follow Jesus and share the Good News with their Muslim relatives, friends and neighbours. Ask your family to take the challenge to continue praying for your extended Syrian family for 1 year.

+ Google Map Link: Syria

+ YouTube Video Link: Sights and Sounds of Aleppo in Syria [4 min 13]

+ Gospel Language Link: Hear the Good News in Arabic from Damascus

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This is an excerpt from the 30-Days Muslim Prayer Focus booklet, also available in Switzerland (German).

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