Pray for the peace of Syria: A suggested prayer for Syria08/12/2014
Lord Jesus Christ, who appeared to Paul your apostle in the sky over Damascus and appeared to Ananias in his house,
Just as you gave them your love, power and peace, so we ask you, at their intercession, to save Syria from every evil.
We beseech you, through the intercession of your Mother, Mary ever-Virgin, to whom you never refused grace, to give us and your brothers and sisters in Syria the ability to help bring peace to this land which you made the starting point for your light and love to the whole world.
May it become once more a land of peace, love, fellowship and stability, to be a beacon to the entire world. Amen.
Patriarch Gregorios' magnificent and substantial Nativity Encyclical for Nativity 2014 follows in the next post. Ed.