IRAQ: Global Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq on August 6

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“Please stop, I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please.”

Inspired by these words of Pope Francis (June 27, 2014), the international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, united with His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, appeals to all persons of good will to join in a Global Day of Prayer for Peace to be held on August 6, 2014—the Feast of the Transfiguration.

The feast of Transfiguration marks the moment when Jesus, on Mount Tabor, appears to three of his disciples in a state of glory, shortly before His ultimate trial on Calvary. This feast holds out a sign of hope for humanity: it is a source of courage when obstacles appear impossible to surmount; a sign that light is stronger than darkness; and testimony that death can turn into life.

Meant to be observed in churches and homes across the country, this Global Day of Prayer in the midst of so much suffering in Iraq—particularly for the ancient Christian community of Mosul—tells the world at large that US Christians have not forgotten and abandoned their suffering brothers and sisters….

Click here for the rest of this article and a prayer from Patriarch Sako.

One response to “IRAQ: Global Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq on August 6

  1. Reblogged this on Grant Us Peace and commented:
    So many in our world are suffering from violence, persecution, hatred and injustice. They all need our prayers. Tomorrow join with the many who will be praying especially for the people of Iraq who are suffering religious persecution at the hands of ISIS. Some are members of my Dominican community. They have been displaced from Mosul, some of the churches have been vandalized, and others who are helping them with food and shelter are themselves lacking supplies. This is another case of a humanitarian crisis going unreported or underreported. Please pass along to your followers and friends. The Dominicans in Iraq don’t know if anyone outside the country is even aware of the situation. Thanks for sharing & caring, and for praying and working for peace.