God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people in Syria,
bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
strengthen Syria's neighbors in their care and welcome for refuges,
convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
and protect those committed to peace.
God of Hope,
inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek
reconciliation with enemies,
inspire the Church around the world with
compassion for the people of Syria,
and give us hope for a future of peace built in justice for all.
We ask this through
Prince of Peace
Light of the world.
(editor's note: Sadly, any other country's name could be substituted for Syria.)