Peace for Syria

Peace for Syria

"We call upon all governments to put an immediate end to all military actions and to support and engage with a political process for peace in Syria through which a narrative for all Syrians can be generated," said the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the WCC, on 12 October, "We hope and pray that the suffering of the Syrian people will come to an end soon."

* The full  statement can be found here .

You may like to respond with this prayer from Day 15 of this year's Prayer Handbook, written by William Matar in Lebanon:

God our creator, forgive us humans;

We do not know what we are doing.

Sometimes we can be so presumptuous,

Forgetting that we are all on the earth

For so few years before the end.

We beg you God, in the name of Jesus,

To help this world and especially the Middle East.

Put peace into our hearts and heads,

Mercy into our daily lives, and love between us.

Make us less selfish, and forgive us. Amen.

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