Saturday, 7 September 2013

Praying and Fasting for Syria

Prayer for peace in Syria
God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from
the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbours in their care and
welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have
taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.
God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and
to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with
compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on
justice for all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
US Catholic Bishops’ Conference Prayer
Prayer for Syria and Middle East
We come to you, God Creator.
You are the source of life and beauty and power.
Your son Jesus is the way of faith and
hope and love.
Your Spirit is the fire of love, the fount of
wisdom, the bond of unity.
You call us at all times to be people of the
Witnesses to the Gospel of peace and love and
You call us at this time, when war and rumours of
war, weigh heavily on the peoples of Syria
Their lives are already broken by suffering
and violence.
We renew our acceptance of your call.
We promise to work:
To bring the light of the Gospel to those living in
To bring the hope of the Gospel to those living in
To bring the healing of the Gospel to the lonely,
the disadvantaged, the marginalized,
And to bring the peace of the Gospel to a divided


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