Please say this prayer for Syria

From: http://linenonthehedgerow.blogspot.co.uk

And please spread the Syria prayer on your blog or Facebook or anywhere where it will be read….

    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 neighbours 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…

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12 Responses to Please say this prayer for Syria

  1. bukojin says:

    Thank you Gertrude

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  2. alohalady says:

    Great Prayer…………I shared it on facebook !

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  3. kathleen says:

    Thanks to Catholic4Life for this video link with the latest news from Syria:
    http://catholic4lifeblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/another-obama-war-all-signs-point-to-syria-chemical-attack-being-a-false-flag/
    And this one:
    http://catholic4lifeblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/syrian-rebels-admit-responsibility-for-gassing-town-to-ap-reporter/

    Dare we now hope there will be no military intervention into Syria, if there is doubt as to who were the culprits of the chemical attack? Any intervention by Obama and co., would bring about further horrendous consequences, worse suffering to the Syrian people, especially the already greatly persecuted Syrian Christians.

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  4. Toad says:

    Aren’t we all getting carried away by the spectre of gas attacks?

    Are they that much worse than gun – or bomb – or bayonet – or sharp-pointed stick – attacks?
    And would not we all far rather be killed by a nice, peaceful, “drone,” than a sordid old cannister of gas?
    Yes, I think I would!
    Much more fun!
    Am I alone in this, as usual?
    Oh, well.

    …And doesn’t, “U.N. observers seek time to search for Weapons of Gas Destruction,” have a certain, rather horribly familiar, ring about it?
    It doesn’t? Oh, well.
    Whether we take Communion in the hand, or not, is more important, anyway. In the long run.
    Innit?

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  5. The Raven says:

    Toad

    I am in complete agreement with you: I really do struggle to see how a gas attack might be more morally obnoxious than, say, “area bombing”, the use of fuel-air munitions on civilians, depleted uranium munitions etc et al.

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  6. Roger says:

    The late Robin Cook who won back Parliaments right to to vote on whether Britain should go to war. Cooks speech of resignation from the Blair government and the themes he covered (with respect to Iraq) are applicable to Syria.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/2859431.stm

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  7. Toad says:

    What a magnificent – and prophetic – speech by Cook. Thank you Roger.
    It was unfortunate for him that he looked like a large garden gnome.

    This “gas” business is a lot of hot air. I suspect. They just want any old excuse. And they are going to start the business in a day or so. They will regret it.

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  8. johnhenrycn says:

    Toad/Raven:
    Drawing moral distinctions between chemical and other types of warfare may be a dead end. Bullets, bayonets and bugs all kill the enemy; but our revulsion at gases and toxins has deeper roots; it’s atavistic and has to do with honour. The more indirect, indiscriminate and hidden the means of killing, the more repellent, which is why we have a good deal of respect for “Desert Fox” Rommel, but scant respect for “Bomber” Harris.

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  9. The Raven says:

    JH,

    I don’t think that our revulsion toward chemical warfare does have “deep roots”: we were happy enough to use gas in WWI and happy to use it in Iraq during the inter-war period and on the Bolsheviks in ’19.

    The only reasons that we don’t continue to use chemical munitions are (i) their lingering environmental impact and (ii) their relative ineffective was as a targeted weapon.

    I suspect that our aversion to biological warfare stems from an understanding that we would likely kill ourselves as our enemies (pathogens are not generally good at respecting nationality).

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  10. Toad says:

    Are we happy about the people whose cause will be advanced by the West’s air strikes?
    Are they nicer than Assad? Or not?

    (Or is this the wrong question?)

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