The following is a prayer for the people of Syria, provided by Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a collaborative effort of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services.
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 neighbors 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 fo ra future of peace built on justice for all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,