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Saadallah Youssif Jorjis, a 52-year-old Christian man, was shot and killed in Mosul, Iraq on January 17. Saadallah, who owned a fruit and vegetable shop near his home, is mourned by his wife and two daughters. His murder is the latest in a recent series of deadly attacks on the Christian community in Mosul (click here for more information). (Source: AsiaNews)

Thank the Lord for the life and faith of Saadallah. Ask God to fill his loved ones with a peace that surpasses understanding in the midst of their grief (Philippians 4:7). Pray that Christians in Mosul will not be overcome by feelings of fear or despair following these attacks but will be emboldened by the grace of Christ to continue serving Him.

For more information on trials facing Christians in Iraq, go to the Iraq Country Report.