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Prayer resources for Syria and the peace talks.
Pray as a church: please reserve a few minutes to pray for Syria during your church services over the next few weeks. Download the church prayer guide here.
You could use one or more of the spoken prayers to lead your congregation in prayer. If you have enough time, you could also show our Syria prayer PowerPoint downloadable here.
Pray as an individual or as a group: we’ve produced a prayer guide to help you pray for Syria. You can download it here.
International leaders are urging that a peace conference on Syria, dubbed Geneva II, should take place in late November, although at the time of writing a date has not yet been agreed. In response, Tearfund is calling churches to unite on Syria Sunday, 17 November, to pray for the peace process in Syria.
Please join us in praying that the Geneva II peace conference will take place without delay or hindrance, that all parties to the conflict will be present, and that the talks will be representative of the peaceful majority of Syrians, including women’s groups and refugees.
Download and share the resources for Sunday intercessions next week.
- Prayer Syria Sunday November 17th: Spoken prayers for you to use as part of Syria Sunday
- Syria – 7 Day Prayer Guide: Please use this guide to help you pray for Syria. You may like to focus on a different issue each day or to use these topics in a prayer group setting.
- Syria Sunday – Church Prayer Guide: Time is running out for the men, women and children affected by the conflict. Winter is coming, and the cold weather will hit refugees hard. A peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria needs to be found – now.
Sina lives in Tonle Batie village, Cambodia. Her smile cannot hide the poverty surrounding her. Her family doesn’t have enough food. Sina is painfully thin and her home is ramshackle. Nevertheless, Sina clings to the hope that the future can be better.
Her village church has a plan. It wants to give people the chance to learn new skills such as agriculture and business management with which they can earn more income.
It would be each family’s choice, of course. Some might say ‘no’, and the church would need to be prepared for that. But some would say ‘yes’, and that would make it a joyful day.
All over the world, churches can help their communities to find pathways out of poverty – if there’s enough long-term backing. Tearfund desperately wants to provide this backing – and that’s where this Autumn resource comes in…
*Use the film to tell Sina’s story.
*Hold a collection. Every cent raised will help us give people like Sina the chance to change their lives.
*Pray for Sina and the new church project in Tonle Batie.
Your prayers and giving will give Sina and many others like her the chance to build a better life for their families.
This Lent join churches across Ireland and around the world in praying for transformation in the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people. Use these resources in your church, prayer group or with friends to explore the issues.
Resources to download
This autumn, you have an opportunity to changes the lives of families like Grace’s in Uganda. Could you do just ONE thing?
Church service – Organise a five-minute, 15-minute or 50-minute slot in your church to raise awareness about your brothers and sisters in Cambodia. You could show a short film and use our speaker notes and creative ideas to help you.
Fundraising; a dinner or carol service or a play. More ideas here
Children’s ideas & activities
Powerpoint for East Africa Crisis highlighting the current drought situation, how Tearfund is responding and how your church can pray and give.