On Friday, up to 50,000 Christians persecuted and displaced by ISIS are expected to gather to pray together for Iraq and for the Church.
The event was organized by Life Agape in partnership with the Chaldean Catholic Church and other denominations. Among the guests gathered to pray will be representatives from villages and towns across Iraq recently liberated from ISIS near Mosul.
Those at the event will release balloons with prayers written on them “as a symbol of raising prayer on behalf of the whole nation,” George Makeen, SAT-7 ARABIC’s programming director, told Christian Today.
“The country still lacks the sense of true unity and belonging,” he said. “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.”
The event will mark the end of 50 days of prayer and fasting.