Prayers for Syria

O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth,
Have mercy upon us.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

O God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful,Pray for Syria
Have mercy upon us.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God,
Have mercy upon us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us.

O Christ, our God, hear our prayers for the people and situation in Syria:
O Christ, hear us.

To all who have died as a result of the fighting and conflict:
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon them. May their souls, through your mercy, rest in peace.

For all who grieve the death of family, friends, and fellow citizens:
Remember them in your mercy, nourish them with patience, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them peace.

To all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit:
Give comfort, healing, courage, and hope.

For the hungry, the homeless, the sick, the persecuted, the fearful, and all who suffer; for refugees, prisoners, and all who are in danger:
Fill them with good things. Relieve and protect them. Grant them your mercy.

For citizens, families, and religions that see each other as enemies:
Deliver them from prejudice, hatred, cruelty, and revenge. Fill them with love and grant them the will to forgive and reconcile.

To those bringing humanitarian aid or providing medical assistance:
Give your strength and protection, Lord Christ. 

To the leaders of the nations and the President and Congress of the United States:
Give them humility and guide them in the ways of peace and justice.

To all who work for unity, peace, concord, and the freedom of all people:
Give wisdom, creativity, and perseverance.

To those who look on from afar with the safety and security of distance:
Give tears of compassion and generosity in giving.

For our actions, failures, or indifferences that have contributed to the Syrian situation:
Lord have mercy and forgive us. 

For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women everywhere, revealing your image and likeness:
We thank you, Good Lord.

Lord, hear our prayer:
Let our cry come to you.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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