Global Prayers for Syria & Peace

While the specific Day of Action and Prayer for Syria & Peace (21 September) has passed, the need for action and prayer continues.

 

Resources for Prayer on Peace & Syria, Global Ministries, USA

For an excellent selection of ready-to-use prayer and worship resources gathered by Global Ministries, USA, click here.  Numerous resources helpful to congregations and individuals have been included, arising from a variety of faith traditions.

 

The Lord is my Light: a prayer service for SyriaMennonite Central Committee, USA

A complete service is provided including:

Prayer inspired by Lamentations 5
Remember, O Lord, what has befallen your children;
Look, and see their pain and suffering.
Five years of tension, of scarce resources, of lost community and identity,
Their inheritance has been turned over to strangers, their homes, schools and businesses destroyed in the violence.
They have become orphans, fatherless; their mothers are now widows.
They are weary, but are given no rest.

 

Daily Prayer, by Shantideva, Buddhist sage 700 A.D., India
Prayer performed each morning by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
(on the Global Ministries, USA site)
May I be a guard for those who need protection
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
May I be
a lamp in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awaken

 

A Prayer for Hope –Christian Aid, UK   (on the Global Ministries, USA site)
Lord, hear our prayers for Syria.
For people leaving everything behind to flee to safety,
for those who have lost loved ones,
for lives interrupted,
educations stalled and families separated.
Lord, bless your people.
We thank you for the work of partners,
for the hospitality of neighbours, the generosity of strangers,
for those who give of themselves to help others,
for those who refuse to be silen
t in the face of injustice.
Lord, bless your people.
Lord, give the people of Syria hope,
for peace and justice to prevail,
for there to be new beginnings for all people living in that land,
for freedom to replace fear and for there to be a better tomo
rrow.
Lord, bless your people.
Amen.