Prayer Campaign 2016
A PRAYER FOR SYRIA AND IRAQ
“Heavenly Father, we pray for the long-suffering peoples of Syria and Iraq. They have lived in fear of violence for so long, and many have experienced violence themselves, or have witnessed others suffering violence, abuse and death. Many now live in refugee camps, and others have risked everything to escape the danger and the poverty of their lives in these countries. So far, the only solutions politicians inside and outside these countries have come up with have introduced even more violence and destruction to the area. So we pray for more wisdom for these politicians, as well as a willingness to negotiate a way through their differences, hatreds and fears. We pray for an end to the tyranny and evil in men’s hearts which lead them to do such despicable things to their fellow humans – that good will triumph, and one day, that your true glory may be known in both these lands.”
This BBC web page shows the current situation in Syria/Iraq.
Tuesday 15th March 2016
Syria on Tuesday marked its fifth war anniversary, a grim milestone as peace talks were underway in Geneva with international powers aiming to end the conflict. The U.N. refugee agency released a statement on the anniversary, saying international solidarity with its victims of the conflict is failing to match and reflect the scale and seriousness of the humanitarian tragedy.
“Syria is the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time, a continuing cause of suffering for millions which should be garnering a groundswell of support around the world,” said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. Meanwhile, a fresh round of peace talks beginning on Monday were referred to as “Syria’s moment of truth.”
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