In an effort to combat ISIS, 50,000 Christians joined together to pray for their Church home and their homeland, during a six-hour time period this past Friday outside of Mosul. The Erbil, Kurdistan based gathering is estimated to have between 25,000-50,000 gathered for prayers. This statistic includes all denominations of the Christian faith that have been under attack and thwarted from their homeland by the ISIS militants.

This call for prayer was put together by Life Agape and the Chaldean Catholic Church as well as others, in an effort to honor the past 50 days of prayer and fasting. This is also a time frame that falls directly in line with the Iraqi forces efforts to retake the northwestern Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been in the nasty grip of ISIS since 2014.

 

A Christian Arabic station programming director of SAT-7, George Makeen told Christian Today that, at the end of the event “as a symbol of raising prayer on behalf of the whole nation” balloons will be released.

Adding, “The country still lacks the sense of true unity and belonging.”

“I pray that God will give leaders wisdom to help their people to feel that the current developments are the start of a better future.”