Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Prayer for peace in Syria

As the crisis in Syria continues to unfold, the U.S. bishops have published a 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 neighbors 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,
amen.

Petition

For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.

We pray to the Lord ...

This prayer is from Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a collaborative effort of USCCB and Catholic Relief Services.

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