Pray for: Syria

Flag for Syria

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Damascus
Population: 24,348,053
% Urban: 56.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 31.1 %
Official Language: Arabic
Languages: 22
Literacy Rate: 86 %
Life Expectancy: 72.1 yrs (132/236)
HDI Ranking: 150 / 189
% Christian: 6.3 %
% Evangelical: 0.1 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 90 %
People Groups: 37
Least Reached People Groups: 18
% Unevangelized: 51 %
Persecution Ranking: 12 / 50


Title: Syria

Tier: 1

Type: country

As though its travails were not enough, Syria was hit hard by the powerful earthquakes of February 2023. The worst-struck regions were already devastated by civil war. Millions may have been affected by damage to buildings. Due to ongoing conflict and difficult terrain, both aid and reconstruction efforts are hampered. In the aftermath of the destruction, there are those who spread darkness; women and children are particularly vulnerable to their predations. Pray that the Lord might constrain lawlessness and wickedness. There are also those who are working in many ways to share the restoration that comes through Jesus. Pray for extraordinary opportunities and fruit for those who seek to be Christ’s hands and feet in Syria.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.