Flag of Syria Rank: 3
Score: 79/100
2013 Rank: 11
Leader: President Bashar al-Assad
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 21.8 million (1.3 million Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Christian Persecution in SyriaAs the civil conflict inside Syria becomes more and more severe, targeted violence against Christians has escalated. The Syrian opposition is increasingly ‘Islamizing’, and Christians are becoming more vulnerable in all spheres of life. Many Christians were reported to have been abducted, physically harmed or killed, and many churches damaged or destroyed. On October 21st, Islamist militias invaded the ancient Christian settlement of Sadad, killing at least 45 people, and injuring many more.


  • For protection for the many believers who have chosen to stay in Syria to serve their communities.
  • For Open Doors workers and partners bring relief to thousands of displaced Christian families.
  • For a peaceful end to the conflict that has torn this country apart.

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  • Leonard Then

    Dear Father in Heaven, I pray that Christians in Syria will remain firm in You despite the war that’s going on there. I also pray for peace and tolerance between the different ethnic and religious groups. May the people of Syria see You as the only one they can find solace in, Lord. Amen.

  • Caleb

    Oh Lord, please protect Christians in Syria. I pray that many more would come to know you. Keep them strong, oh Lord, in you. I pray that you would do further great things through them.
    In your name I pray, amen

  • disqus_1zLE9uCF8Q

    Dear Lord,

    Please help the people of Damascus and the rest of Syria!

  • Leah Hess

    Be Glorified in Your CHilDREN – O God- comfort their hearts and establish their faith in You!!

  • Robert Skilton

    Father God, we know that you turn what is meant for evil for good. I pray that this civil war in Syria will draw many more people to the peace that can only be found in you. Thank you for protecting this Syrian church and for safely guiding the supplies they need into the country. In your precious Son’s name, Amen.

  • Denise Thomas

    Almighty God, Father, We come to you in the name above every name that at the name of Jesus, every knee must bow and every tongue must confess that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We as the body of Christ unite to bombard heaven with prays for your people in Syria. Send your angels to Protect them, Fight for them, and Comfort them. Cause provision to flow freely. Give your people strategies to overcome the enemy and get back everything that has been lost or stolen because of demonic activity. Stop the enemy in his track. Thwart the plans of the evil ones and cause them to grope in the noonday. Let the enemy fall in the very traps that they have laid out for your people. You said in your word that he who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadows of the Almighty. Give your people supernatural insight and might so that their arms will be able to break a bow of steel.

    Cause your people to prevail and overtake all!

    Let all these prays be sent out like spiritual torpedoes and bombs and hit the enemy’s camp Bullseye!

  • Teresa Lanette Pierce

    Bless the Christians in Syria. Give them protection. Send Your warring angels. Send Your Word to heal and deliver. Bless them to walk in perfect unity and continue relentlessly in prayer. Bless the church to grow more and more. Give them courage to share the Gospel. Oprah in Jesus’ name, amen.

  • William Dlubak

    My Dear Lord and Saviour, I pray in Yeshua Ha’Mashiach’s name that all our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria and throughout the world have peace in thier hearts, for Your love overrides all things. I pray You protect them and fill them with the Holy Spirit. For we are blessed in the U.S. that we can worship You in truth and spirit without being in fear of persecution by our government. I pray that Your return is soon, for I know Your mercy and forgivness is available for those who want it. Your love and grace is abundant, for not one of us is worthy, but we are washed clean by Your precious blood. Amen!

  • Amy

    Lord, this morning I lift up the nation of Syria before You. I first want to thank You for all of the churches like the one that was discussed in this email who are reaching out to the people of Syria and providing help and hope for them during this time. I pray that You would continue to send more workers into this harvest field and prompt more churches to get involved in providing support to a very needy people.

    I want to pray this morning for these tens of thousands of Christians who have been forced to flee their homes. That’s such a huge number but these are individual lives and families that You love and that You died for. Each one is grieving and traumatized and possibly hopeless… but I believe that You can go to each individual one and minister to them in the way that they need to be ministered to. I believe that You can bring each one comfort today and bring each one hope today – help them to see that You have not forsaken them or abandoned them and that You still have a wonderful and amazing plan for each of their lives. I pray that You would be with them in their grief and that you would make others sensitive to their grieving. I pray that You would provide every material need that they have and every emotional need and relational need. I know that You can do this for each individual and I know that this is Your will.
    I also pray for the emergency relief and trauma counseling team that Open Doors has in place in Syria. They need Your wisdom and discernment in approaching every situation individually. They need to be filled with YOUR comfort and Your peace as they minister. I ask for Your provision for everything that this team needs as they seek to be Your hands and feet to the Syrian people who have lost everything. I ask that displaced people would receive comfort and love from this team of workers and that You would order their steps. In Jesus name, amen.

  • Kenechukwu Nwene Agwu

    Our Father in Heaven, we thank you for the Gospel of Christ which has redeemed us to your glory and has given us hope in the life to come. We pray Lord for our brothers and sisters in Syria that Lord you please be with them, protect them and strengthen them. Lord please give them courage to withstand their enemies, pray for them and preach the Gospel to them even. And Lord please also give them joy of their salvation. May they have that joy which can never be taken from them as they suffer for Christ. Lord please be close to them so that as they are “pressed on every side by troubles, they wouldn’t be crushed, perplexed but not driven to despair, hunted down but never abandoned by God and knocked down but not destroyed”. And Father as we pray for them, help us to minister to their material needs. Amen. Thank you Lord and may glory be unto your name as more and more people come to know Christ, our Lord. Amen.

  • Nicholette Dusseau

    In the fullness of God I pray that the oppressed people be protected and brought into your presence as they go about caring for others in need. May we all bring glory shinning back to you Lord Jesus

  • larry lewis

    Almighty God and Father,
    I pray that You will intervene in this civil war and bring Your Peace to this country You love so much ! O Lord , send Your Holy Spirit upon these Syrian people and, let them be touched by the Spirit that the “masks of hatred” would be removed and they would have their eyes opened to the Love Your Son is offering them by His death on the Cross for their sins . Lord , please touch these people who are fighting amongst themselves and killing senselessly . Father, I pray all of this in the Name above all names, Jesus Christ , Your Son!!

  • Anthony L. Beardmore

    May the CHRISTians in Syria reach as many hearts as are willing to receive the message Jesus has freely given. May the Holy Spirit prepare the hearts of every muslim, unbeliever & every CHRISTian to hear the Word of God. Dear Lord, please break these people’s heart of the Syrian nation, the muslim nation & even the the American people so that they will be ready to seek you out & be ready to hear your Word. I ask that your Will be done.
    In Jesus’ Holy Name,

  • Erika

    God, help these people. They may have persecuted Your people, but God, have mercy on them. God, Almighty, help them for Your name’s sake!

  • Marisol Ortega

    Father, in Jesus name, we ask you Lord for protection for your children in Syria. We believe your word that says that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We declare that no weapon formed against your people in Syria shall prosper. We ask you Lord, to lift up their faith and to encourage them to keep standing on your Word in the face of persecution. We ask you Lord to give them wisdom to share their faith. We thank you that, despite of the challenges, the Syrian church is reaching out to others. Show them the path to reach more people. Help them to be strong because they can do all things through Jesus who strengthen them. We ask you to provide shelter for those Christians who’ve had to flee their home. We ask you to provide the needs of the emergency relief and trauma counseling that Open Doors is able to offer. Give them wisdom and sensitivity to the needs of the people they attend to. In Jesus name, Amen

  • Phillip

    LORD God Almighty, our Father in Heaven, I come to you in prayer with a heavy heart for my brothers and sisters in Syria. War is upon the land and there is so much suffering. Protect and sustain them, give them courage and perserverance to live by faith. Help them to be strong in You and be Your witness in advancing Your kingdom in Syria. For it is Your desire for all everyone to know You and turn to You and be saved through faith in Jesus. Open the door and provide the resources for emergency relief and counseling. Help us to be faithful in standing alongside of them. It is for Your praise, glory and honor. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.



  • Jean Young

    “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God (…the God of all comfort), and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”
    2 Corinthians (1:3);13:14 KJV

  • Sidnei Ferreira

    Dear Father,
    That his immense love be poured out upon every Christian in Syria. That Each one to be healed and freed. In the Jesus name. Amen.

  • Stella

    Father of mercy and God of all comfort comfort and protect your people in Syria let them be a beacon of light in the darkness of war.Strengthen them with your presence. In Jesus’ name Amen

  • Shirley

    Oh God, when will we stop the hating and the killing? When will Your children be able to sleep in safety and peace? Send Your Holy Spirit to cleanse the hearts of Your children whatever thet do or do not believe , I pray.

  • Vuyani

    We pray that the Lord may build the church up in Syria with boldness in the faith. Amen. (we continue praying for in my local church as well)

  • Ken Palmer

    Lord, pour out your mercy and grace in this ravaged country. We ask for signs, wonders, and miracles to be abundant. We ask for many unbelievers in Syria to be drawn to you. Reveal to them your loving kindness. Give your believers there your peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus Name.

  • Jeanette Fonseca

    Matthew 23:3-13

    3-As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” 4-And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5-For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’and they will lead many astray. 6-And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7-For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8-All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. 9“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10-And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11-And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12-And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13-But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

  • Michael Thompson

    Father, we pray for your wisdom, protection and provision for our brothers and sisters in Syria. Bless and comfort them as they trust and follow You in this very dangerous situation. Thank you for our brothers and sisters there, and we ask for others in Syria to find the comfort and strength in Christ in these difficult times. In the name of Your Son, Amen.

  • Mary Aguilar

    My heart and my prayers are with my dear Syrians sisters and brothers.

  • Kenneth Sundermeier

    Father in Heaven, Please help the Islamic extremists realize that what they are doing is not of You. Please help them to be ashamed and to know that You love the Christians. Please help the to see the good directions and blessings that You want for the Syrian people in Your salvation in Jesus Christ, and that You are the One True God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You this morning on behalf of the nation of Syria. Holy Spirit, I ask for Your help in praying this morning and joining my prayers with those around this country and around the world for my persecuted brothers and sisters.
    Firstly, I pray for Your protection over every Syrian believer. I claim Psalm 91 over each of them – that though a thousand may fall at their side and ten thousand at their right hand, it will not come near them. That if they make the Most High their dwelling that no harm will befall them. I ask for Your mercy and Your protection over each of them, especially over the children. Keep them safe and protected as they are out on the streets or going to and from their homes. I ask that You would prevent any/all attacks on their bodies or their homes in Jesus’ name. Please also protect them from discouragement and despair – keep their faith strong and help them not to abandon hope even when it seems like all hope has been lost.
    I pray for the ministry of Open Doors and all other organizations that are in Syria to help the refugees and those who are in need of aid. I pray for wisdom for them in all of the moment-by-moment decisions that they make. I pray that You would supply every need that these ministries have in order to help the people of Syria – every financial need, every staffing need, every need for wisdom. I pray that they would be effective on the ground and that You would lead them to the place of greatest need… and that through their efforts many would turn to You as Lord and Savior.
    I pray especially for the displaced today and ask for Your supernatural grace to rest upon them. They have no place to lay their head, just like Your Son, and they need Your mercy. I pray that You would supernaturally provide everything that they need – food, water, medical care, a place to sleep. As they rely on You DAILY for miracles to happen, I ask that You would come through for them and that You would show Yourself mighty on their behalf.
    Finally, I pray for the nation of Syria as a whole and I pray for an END to the war that has taken the lives of so many. Whatever it takes to stop this war, Lord, please do it. Please move on the hearts of those who are pushing the conflict further and humble them – help to bring resolution as quickly as possible. Touch the hearts and minds of those in government and please just help them to direct the nation in a way that will be best for the people – You said that the heart of the king is in Your hand and I ask that You would take control of the heart of the leadership or Syria. I ask all of this in Jesus’ name, amen.

  • steve cluxton

    dear lord Jesus be with your people there in Syria those who by faith have put there trust in you lord give them a special peace in there hearts that no man can take away that will carry them Thur deliverer them lord and make away for them to escape all theses things that are coming to pass….. thank you for protecting this Syrian church and for safely guiding the supplies they need into the country. in the name of Jesus i pray my savior my king forever amen

  • Robert Stone

    God, awaken your church to care for our brothers and sisters who have suffered so terribly in Syria. May they feel your real presence. Give them boldness, confidence and love. We pray for peace in Syria and that normalcy would return so the gospel could be preached to all. What is not possible with men is possible with You!

  • Jamal Mamo

    I am a Syrian citizen , I was a Muslim ,but converted to Christianity two years ago , my house was destroyed and my possessions were stolen , I almost lost everything , I am a refugee now in Turkey ,where I am suffering too because I am officially registered as a Muslim ,I need your help and prayers .

  • A Million Halleleujahs

    Father God, I humbly come before you to ask that you build a hedge of protection around those being persecuted for loving You. Father, I pray the Holy Spirit intercedes and touches the hearts of those who hate and despise Your Name. I pray that Your light shines through the darkness and comfort to protect and shield those affected from the evil surrounding them. Lord, I pray those committing acts of evil will be thrown to their knees with a deep conviction of their wrongdoing. I pray that those persecuted do not lose sight of who You are. Not everyone is as strong as Job was. Lord, I pray you strengthen them spiritually and physically to withstand any harm. I praise you, Jesus! All things I ask in the name of Jesus…Amen.

  • Family4Christ

    Praying for Syria from Kentucky USA


    Praying for Syria!