On Sunday 1st September, Pope Francis made a strong appeal for peace in Syria.

He asked that Saturday 7 September, be dedicated by the whole Church as a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria.  Saturday is the vigil of the Birthday of Our Lady, Queen of Peace.


Saturday 7 September: Day of Prayer & Fasting for the people of Syria

We pray for peace in our world and we pray particularly for peace in troubled parts. Let us pray in a special way for those who work to build peace in our world. May the Lord bless and guide them in the good work that they do.

Lord hear us

We pray for the suffering people of Syria at this time. Loving God, we ask you to listen to our prayers for all who are suffering through the conflict in Syria and especially those who have lost loved ones and all who have been injured. We pray that there may soon be an end to the conflict and may the people of that land experience healing and peace.

Lord hear us

We pray for all who have died and all who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. We remember in a special way all who have died as a result of the situation in Syria at this time. May the Lord grant all of them the fullness of new life and happiness in the Kingdom of heaven.

Lord hear us