The plight of the nation of Iraq is deep and the
suffering of the Christians there is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you, Lord, to spare their lives
and to grant them strength and courage to continue
to their witness of Christ with trust and hope.
Grant all people of good will the peace and
stability that will enable them to live with others without
fear and anxiety and with dignity and joy.
Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer of Patriarch Louis Rafael Sako
Chaldean Patriarch of all the East