A call to pray for the people of Syria

This weekend marks the ninth anniversary of the civil war in Syria, which has resulted in a humanitarian crisis, in particular around the city of Idlib. Steve Hucklesby, Policy Adviser Joint Public Issues Team, has written a blog about the untold suffering of the Syrian people.

Read what All We Can is doing in Syria including helping bring comfort, healing and psychosocial support to children who have been forced to face the trauma of war. You can support the work of All We Can by making a donation here.

The Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference, has written a prayer:

Jesus, whose family fled for their lives
Jesus the refugee
Jesus who lived under occupation
Jesus the lover of enemies
We pray to you for the peoples of Syria
Especially for those ordinary people trapped in Idlib 
As they hear planes overhead
And fear for their families
Caught in the trauma of relentless warfare
We hardly know what or how to pray
Except to ask and ask again
For justice and peace
In your mercy and by our resolve 
Bring justice and peace 

Amen.

 


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