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A Prayer For Peace In Syria

September 6, 2013

[By Brian D. McClaren – huffingtonpost.com]

I’ll be joining many others in praying for the situation in Syria on Saturday because I think it’s time we realize that Dr. King was right: we can’t cure violence with violence….

Here’s a prayer that expresses what is on my heart (feel free to use or adapt as is helpful):

“Living God, our world is broken-hearted by the atrocity of chemical weapons being used in Syria, killing children, women, and men indiscriminately. And our hearts grieve no less for the many tens of thousands killed and millions displaced by the civil war there. We pray for peace, God of peace: not just the cessation of conflict, but a new day of reconciliation, civility, and collaboration for the common good … in the Middle East, and around the world….

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