Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Wednesday 09 May 2012
Daily Prayer - Wednesday 09 May 2012
Basilios Nassar, a Syrian church leader, was shot dead by anti-government forces on 25 January as he rushed to the aid of a Christian wounded amid heavy fighting in Hama. More than 200 Christians have been killed in the fighting between President Assad’s troops and the Free Syrian Army, and the community has been beset by a series of kidnappings. The rebels demand large ransoms for the return of the captives, but in at least two cases the ransom money was paid but the kidnap victims were killed anyway. Pray that the Lord will comfort all those who have lost loved ones amid the Syrian unrest.