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Monday, March 2, 2015

A Prayer for Reconciliation in Syria

Syrian Destruction

God of history,
Witness of the struggles within families;
we pray for the divided family of Syria
as brother fights against brother,
and sister rejects sister.

We pray for those whose love of neighbor 
has been destroyed in the bitterness of enmity,
May fear be submerged in compassion,
May distrust be diluted by hope,
as a vision of peace illuminates
darkened minds and hate-filled hearts.

We pray in the name of Christ,
our source of light and love.


  1. Amen.It is necessary not to give up hope.

  2. Lord, us to remember that war is not a sporting event or a video game, even though it seems like it sometimes, the way it is presented on news channels and in the newspapers.. Real people suffer and die in war, including innocent children. Thank you Father Stephen for helping us to call these suffering people to mind.