An appeal from his Beatitude Patriarch Louis Sako:
A Prayer for Christians in Iraq to be prayed from August 1st – 8th
I am calling upon all people of goodwill and justice to do something to release our towns and villages and I invite all Christians over the word to join us praying for peace and stability in Iraq in the first anniversary of assist in the terror impacted Iraqi Christians by Isis in 7/8/2013
Lord Jesus Christ,
You taught us to pray to the Father in your name,
and you assured us that whatever we asked for, we would receive.
Therefore, we come to you with complete confidence
Asking you to give us the grace and power to persevere
in this violent storm,
To reach peace and security before it is too late:
This is our prayer, and although it seems impossible for us,
We trust you to give us all we need for our survival and our future.
Help us, Father, In the name of your crucified and risen Son, Jesus,
To continue working together,
To be free, responsible and loving,
To find your will and to do it, joyfully, carefully, and courageously.
At Cana, Jesus’ Mother was the first to notice there was no wine.
Through her intercession, we ask you, Father,
To change our situation – as your son changed water into wine – from death into life. Amen.