Please pray for a unified approach to the Syrian conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack, and subsequent airstrikes upon Syria since then. According to the BBC, some estimate at least 470,000 deaths, either directly or indirectly as a result of the conflict, have occurred since the civil war began 5 years ago. The UN also claims at least five million people, mostly women and children, have fled Syria since the beginning, resulting in “one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent history” (BBC). Pray for the Baptist churches in many parts of Europe as they respond to the needs of the refugees. Ask that they would have the resources and funds that they need. Pray for physical protection in an increasingly uncertain context.