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Sep 06

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PRAYING FOR PEACE WITH POPE FRANCIS

ParyerGod 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,
Inspire the Church around the world 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 Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of Kings, Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Under the protective mantel of Mary Our Mother and Queen,

Through the intercession of The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. Amen.

Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace. We pray to the Lord…

Pray to Our Lady of Soufanieh of Damascus,

Syria and  Our Lady Queen of Peace.

Pope Francis on Sunday: “Let us ask Mary to help us to respond to violence, to conflict and to war, with the power of dialogue, reconciliation and love. She is our mother: may she help us to find peace; all of us are her children! Help us, Mary, to overcome this most difficult moment and to dedicate ourselves each day to building in every situation an authentic culture of encounter and peace.”

Most Holy and Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our Loving Mother, being His Mother, you shared in His Universal Kingship. The prophets and angels proclaimed Him, King of Peace. With loving fervor in our hearts we salute and honor you as Queen of Peace.

We pray that your intercession may protect us and all people from hated and discord, and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice which your Son, Our Lord taught and exemplified. We ask your Maternal care for our Holy Father, Pope Francis who works to reconcile the nations in peace. We seek your guidance for our President and all other leaders to strive for world peace.

Glorious Queen of Peace, grant us peace in our own hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as Patroness of our beloved country, watch over us and protect us with your Motherly Love. Amen.

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