Almost twice as many Christians were killed for their faith in 2013 than were killed in 2012. Last year, more Christians in Syria were killed than all around the world in 2012. Please pray for those grieving lost loved ones. Pray for encouragement for those who are struggling. And pray that God would bring the persecutors to a saving relationship with Him. You can read a story about the World Watch List at http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/01/2935607/ and download the list at http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/2014-world-watch-list/.
Pray also for a Lebanese priest and his community whose library was burned to the ground. You can find the story at http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/01/2926792/.