A Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syria and Peace in the Middle East

Msgr. Esseff asks all to join with the Church universal in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and the Middle East.  He lifts up the steadfast faith and trust of Blessed Mother Teresa in the power of prayer, particularly when it is done in confident union with the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This prayer was written by Pope John Paul II.


Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, “Peace to you,” grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all.

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