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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Prayer For Peace In Syria and the Middle East

The icon Charles just finished for the World Day of Prayer.
The inscription says: "Queen of Peace" in English and Arabic

God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of 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 refugees,
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
Inflame the Universal Church with compassion
for the people of Syria,
and give us hope for a future of peace built on justice 
for all

We ask this through Jesus Christ, 
Prince of Peace and Light of the World.



  1. Joining the world in prayers for peace in Syria and all through the Middle East.

  2. Oh Paula, my heart is so grieved over the situation in Syria. I am praying that we will help those refugees and stay out of the blood shed. Thank you for bringing this up.

    Have a lovely weekend my friend. xo


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