Druze in Syria

"Druze" is a word derived from el-Drzi, the name of one of the early propagandists of the Druze religion. The religion of the Druze began in the 9th century as a sect of Islam. Druze hold the Qur'an to be sacred, but look upon it as an outer shell, holding an "inner, esoteric meaning." They can be found in Israel, Lebanon and Syria, where they follow a lifestyle of isolation.

Ministry Obstacles
The Druze see Jesus as a major prophet, but not the Son of God. Also, their life of isolation makes them resistant to outside influences.

Outreach Ideas
Christian Arabs may have special rapport with the Druze. Perhaps the Lord will grant a burden for the Druze to some Middle Eastern Christian Arabs, and also to Messianic Jews in Israel.

Scripture Focus
"Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will."  2 Timothy 2:25-26

Scripture Prayer
Pray for new believers to have mercy and love for those who are abusive. Pray that they will intercede in prayer for them.

Prayer Focus
Pray for the few believers among the Druze, that the Lord may strengthen them out of his glorious riches so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray these believers would fellowship together and grow as the body of Christ. Pray each individual in the Druze community would soon become persuaded that Jesus is truly the Son of God, and would place their faith in his finished work on the cross. Pray for multiplying disciples among the Druze.

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