Neville Kyrke-Smith, UK Director of Aid to the Church in Need sent round an urgent message by email the other day concerning the situation of Christians in Syria. Tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing across the border to Lebanon.
In addition to the above video, ACN have put out a news story (SYRIA: Christians fear being attacked as fighting intensifies) while they are preparing a special Middle East report with more details. ACN has already provided Caritas Syria and the Christians in and around the city of Homs with more than £100,000 of aid in recent weeks. Here is the link to help their emergency appeal and here is a prayer from the ACN website:
PRAYER FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
God, Our Father, have mercy on the Middle East. Your faithful servants – young and old alike – are called to witness to Christ. May they be strengthened during this time of turmoil as they seek to follow your beloved Son, who Himself walked their ancient homelands. In union with Benedict, our Pope, we pray that Christians in the Middle East may be enabled to live their Faith in full freedom. Embolden them to act as instruments of peace and reconciliation, united with all the citizens of their countries. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.