26 February 2015

A prayer for peace in Syria

The U.K. branch of the papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need has published the text of a prayer for peace in Syria composed by the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios II of Damascus:
Lord Jesus Christ, who appeared to Paul your apostle in the sky above Damascus,
and who appeared to Ananias in his house,
just as you gave them your love, power and peace,
so we ask you, at their intercession, to save Syria from every evil.

We beseech you, through the intercession of your Mother, Mary ever-Virgin,
to whom you never refused grace,
to give us and your brothers and sisters in Syria
the ability to help bring peace to this land,
which you made the starting point of your light and love to the whole world.

May it become once more a land of peace, love, fellowship and stability
and be a beacon to the entire world.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for Syria.

St Paul, pray for all Christians in the Middle East.


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