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We are all aware of the various conflicts in the Middle East. This weekend the Bishops of England and Wales have particularly asked us to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq. More here.
Lord, the plight of our country
is deep and the suffering of the Christians
is heavy and frightening us,
therefore we ask you Lord
to assign our lives, grant us patience and courage
to continue to witness our Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is base of any life; give us peace and stability
to live with each other without fear, anxiety, with dignity and joy, glory to you forever.
† Louis Raphael I Sako
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch
CAFOD have asked us to pray and to take various actions with regard to the terrible situation in Israel and Gaza. The dedicated page is very easy to navigate, and allows us to send a message to the Foreign Secretary asking the Government to do all it can to stop the violence, and also provides an easy way to donate by credit card to the relief of suffering in that land where our Blessed Lord walked our earth.