Prayers – Christian Aid

Christian Aid logoChristian Aid‘s website publishes a number of prayers that can be used to pray for the families and communities affected by the conflict in Syria.

  • A prayer for hope
  • A prayer of response
  • A prayer for the people of Syria
  • A prayer inspired by Psalm 130

A prayer from the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle on the Gulf region
(Syrian Clementine Liturgy)

O God, who art the unsearchable abyss of peace,
the ineffable sea of love, the fountain of blessings
and the bestower of affection,
who sendest peace to those that receive it;

Open to us this day the sea of thy love
and water us with plenteous streams
from the riches of thy grace
and from the most sweet springs of thy kindness.

Make us children of quietness and heirs of peace,
enkindle in us the fire of thy love;
sow in us thy fear;
strengthen our weakness by thy power;
bind us closely to thee and to each other
in our firm and indissoluble bond of unity.