A Prayer for Syria
from Franciscans International, witnessing to the Franciscan message at the United Nations.

Jesus wept.

Precious God, what makes you weep?
What are the things in this world that break your heart?
Glorious God we pray for the nation of Syria.
We ask for your mercy.
We pray for children who have lost parents and parents, children.
The voiceless, who sleep to the rhythm of their tears.
For all those who are chained by fear,
O God please bring peace.
Lord, we pray that you may raise up peacemakers
and those with generous loving hearts.
We ask that you may give discernment and courage to politicians
both national and international and others with influence,
that a road of peace may be found.
May justice flow and bring healing to this land.
For the honour of your name, Amen