Prayer for peace in Syria
How long oh Lord? How long?
We have been crying to you for peace in Syria; for an end to
killing and despair, an end to hostilities on all sides. We thank
you for the current cessation of hostilities and pray it may turn
into a long lasting peace.
We cry to you for humanitarian aid to reach those most in
We beseech you for the rebuilding of ruined homes, businesses
We long for the repairing of the breach and the restoration of
streets where your children may dwell in harmony.
We cry out that justice, truth and love may prevail for all the
people of Syria.
We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our
Prayer for those in camps, private homes, churches and
Father, we ask your blessing on those who have fled into refugee
camps, private homes, churches and communities.
May they find the refuge they seek.
We pray for those offering welcome to relatives, friends or
strangers in their homes, churches and communities.
We ask your wisdom for those working in camps and among
displaced people wherever they are.
Through their care, may your gifts of patience, freedom and hope
be shared with all.
We pray in the name of the Lord who is our hope, Jesus
Prayer for refugees
O Lord, who sees all things, you know the needs of refugees in
We pray at this time particularly for those who have fled Syria
and now live in homes, churches and camps in the region and across
our continent of Europe.
Watch over them.
Give wisdom, generosity and boldness to all who make decisions
about their welcome and their welfare, and to all whose hearts move
them to offer help.
May all Syrian refugees find true refuge.
Prayer for the Church in Syria
Lord of the church, we pray for your blessing on our sisters and
brothers in Jesus Christ in the churches of Syria. Uphold and
Keep them faithful to Jesus in the face of persecution,
opposition, tragedy and turmoil.
May they know the power of your Holy Spirit to be your people
in, and for, their land and nation.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ the foundation and
cornerstone of your holy church.