Dearest Lord, you who know suffering and pain, hear the cries of the peoples and land of Syria. Our hearts suffer with them as we witness the violence and deaths there. We stand with all Syrians who now see their country torn apart with conflict and division.
We pray for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. May the leaders of the Syrian government be moved to compassion for all who seek peace and justice!
May Christians, Muslims, and all people of faith in Syria unite and work toward those same gifts of peace and justice for all in their land.
O, Lord, be with all parties in Syria, that they may hear your words, “Peace be with you” and may they be instruments of your peace.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life.
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