Prayer Syria | 06 February 2023

Urgent prayer: earthquake in Syria and Turkey


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More than 2,000 people have died in Turkey and Syria, following the earthquakes on February 6, 2023.

Please pray for all who have been affected by a huge earthquake that has caused widespread destruction and deaths in Turkey and Syria.



It is said to be one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in over a century. An Open Doors partner called Fadi shares what he has seen in Latakia. His church buildings suffered material damage, though thankfully nobody was killed there.

“In other buildings in our city, there are dead people and you can hear now the ambulances. There are a lot of casualties,” he shares. “Please we ask you to pray for Latakia, to pray for Syria, for those who are suffering from the earthquake.”

Keep praying for Syria and Turkey

According to another Open Doors partner in Syria, “The earthquake affected many cities in Syria, like Aleppo, Latakia, Tartus, Homs and Hama. It was very scary, I live in an apartment building; thank God our building did not collapse.”

She adds that a priest is still stuck under the rubble in Aleppo. It is not yet known how all Open Doors partner organizations and projects are affected, but any further information to inform your prayers will be added here.

Some of the destruction can be seen in the video above. Emergency workers continue to search the rubble for survivors.

Please join with the local church in praying for all affected – whether injured, traumatized or grieving.


  • That survivors would be quickly rescued, and for all emergency and medical staff
  • For the church and Open Doors partners to be beacons of hope, and equipped to help their communities
  • For all who mourn to be comforted.

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