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Prayer for Peace for 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.

Intercessions

Response: Lord, hear our prayer

For the Church, that our leaders continue to the bearers of the Good News and serve as examples of the peacemakers we are called to be, we pray to the Lord

Response: Lord, hear our prayer

For all government and political leaders, that they work to end the fighting in Syria and that their decisions and actions lead to a future of peace, we pray to the Lord

Response: Lord, hear our prayer

For Syrian community leaders that they understand the importance of their role and do what they can to ensure justice and peace, while protecting the most vulnerable, we pray to the Lord

Response: Lord, hear our prayer

For all communities, help us to be bearers of peace in our own communities as we walk with our sisters and brothers in Syria and around the world, so that we all will be called peacemakers and children of God, we pray to the Lord

Response: Lord, hear our prayer

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