“In the faces of the children of Aleppo we see your image, God, and it is bloodied. In our helplessness and anger at this evil, help us to not grow cynical but to trust that this bloodshed broke your heart long before we even started paying attention.
Come and rescue these little ones and all the Syrian people from the futility of war.
May violence no longer be heard in Syrian land, nor devastation within her borders.
In this nation where we were first called Christians, send legions of angels to lend aid and protection; shield those who bring relief amid great danger; bring justice for those who are dead, and heal those traumatized by this horrific conflict.
May those who bring this terror be visited by angels and converted to the cause of human flourishing.
Lord hear our prayer.”
– Prayers of the people at our little church this morning.