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Prayer resources for Syria

Here are prayer resources for individuals, parishes, schools and prayer groups to pray for Syria and her people.


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,

This prayer is from Catholics Confront Global Poverty.

Other prayers

Syria crisis prayer

God of mercy,
Pour out your peace upon us all.
Watch over our brothers and sisters in Syria,
especially those who have fled their homes.
Lead them to a place of safety
and bring comfort to those who mourn.

Inspire us all to share the light of your hope,
and to reach out in a spirit of compassion.
Make us channels of your peace,
so all your children may live
free from fear, conflict and pain.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Prince of Peace, Amen.

Catherine Gorman/CAFOD - Download prayer from CAFOD website

A prayer for the people of Syria (for schools)

Holy Spirit,
Breathe your gift of peace into our hearts and our world.

Make us channels of your peace for those who are near to us
and for those who are far away.

We pray for the people of Syria,
especially those who have lost homes and families.

Inspire our global family to play our part
so that the people of Syria can rebuild their lives without fear.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

CAFOD - Download prayer

Intercessory prayers for the people of Syria (for parishes)

We pray for a speedy resolution of the conflict in Syria, that God will move the hearts of the various factions to bring an end to the violence and bloodshed.

We pray for the people of Syria, especially those who have lost their homes and loved ones: that they may find a place of safety and, above all, hope for a peaceful future.

CAFOD - Download prayer

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