The Mission Committee has responded to the call from the Iraq Partnership Network to pray for a city in Iraq. The IPN has been connecting Christians in Iraq and the U.S. in partnership for more than a decade. It is IPN’s goal is to have every city in Iraq covered in prayer by congregations in the U.S Through the network, participating congregations are assigned a specific Iraqi city to commit to pray for at least one year.
“Some cities have no known Christians and some have active congregations,” Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo, IPN Coordinator, said. “We believe God is working throughout Iraq, in ways known and unknown.”
Our church will pray for the city of Al-Kūt, also called Kūt al-ʿAmārah , capital of Wāsiṭ muḥāfaẓah (governorate), eastern Iraq. It lies along the Tigris River about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Baghdad. A relatively new city, Al-Kūt serves as a river port and agricultural center for nearby farms. We will learn more about our adopted city in the coming months as we pray for its residents.
Details about the Iraq Partnership Network can be found here: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/will-pray-iraq/ and on the Iraq Partnership Network’s Facebook page.