We believe in the power of prayer. MERATH Prayer Focus is your opportunity to pray for our work in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. Every quarter we focus on a different aspect you can support, providing you with information and prayer points so you can pray with insight, with your churches and communities.

October 8, 2021

New school year, new beginnings?

After two years of learning being disrupted by COVID-19 lockdowns and the multiple crises Lebanon is facing, about 1,600 out-of-school children have gone back to study in person in the eight learning centers we support in the country. Despite the […]
July 12, 2021

Quarterly highlights – Q2 2021

 
July 8, 2021

Where does our help come from?

Lebanon has been enduring a severe and prolonged economic depression, and it is hard to imagine that the situation could still get worse. Yet it does, every single day, and an even bigger storm is coming. In the midst of […]
August 18, 2020

Responding to the Beirut explosion

We are supporting our church partners on the ground as they respond to some of the many needs identified after the Beirut explosion: food supplies, hygiene items, masks, and psychosocial support. We need all the help we can get as […]
July 1, 2020

Out of sight, not out of mind

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the education centers we support in Lebanon have been closed for the past three months. Thanks to the motivation and hard work of the educators, we have helped them implement distance learning, enabling about 1,200 […]
March 24, 2020

Your prayers can save lives

The coronavirus is now officially spreading in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria, as well as in other countries in the Middle East. This comes on top of a harsh winter and unprecedented economic and financial crisis that have already severely impacted […]
March 6, 2020

May God’s light shine in the Idlib darkness

The war in Syria is far from over: since early December, over one million people from the Syrian province of Idlib have been displaced and have nowhere to find refuge. Most of them are women and children. We ask our […]
December 18, 2019

They’re dreaming of a warm Christmas

A few weeks in the Advent season, most of us have started decorating our house and putting up our Christmas tree. Listening to our favorite Christmas songs playlist, we might already be “dreaming of a white Christmas”. But for refugees […]
March 28, 2019

Helping transition out-of-school children to formal education

Out-of-school Syrian children who want to enter the public school system in Lebanon now have a mandatory pathway of entry to catch up on missed education and enter closer to age-level. MERATH is coordinating with the Ministry of Education and […]
September 28, 2018

Getting ready for the new academic year

This new academic year, more than 1,600 children are enrolled in the nine education centers we are supporting in Lebanon. An additional 370 will continue to benefit from two child friendly spaces in Syria. This September, MERATH organized several trainings […]