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Prayer for Relief from Suffering
Mary, Queen of Mercy
For those who suffer because of violence
We pray that after such suffering and so many horrors
Hope in a peaceful and just solution will not be lost.
We pray that many "Simons of Cyrene" might appear
Ready to carry the cross and lighten the load of these people.
Mary, Queen of Mercy, pray for Syria.
God of Compassion, hear our prayers as we pray with Our Mother Mary, Queen of Mercy
Hear the cries of the people of Syria
Comfort those who suffer violence
Console those who mourn the dead
Give strength to Syria’s neighboring countries to welcome the refugees
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms
And protect those who are committed to peace.
God of hope, hear our prayers as we pray with Our Mother Mary, Queen of Mercy
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with
Inflame the Universal Church with compassion for the people of Syria
And give us hope for a future built on justice for all
We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and Light of the world.