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Worldwide day of prayer for peace in Iraq slated for August 6

Catholic World News - August 01, 2014

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Rafael Sako has joined Aid to the Church in Need in calling upon all Christians to united in prayer for peace in Iraq on August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration.

The day will be dedicated especially to prayer for the Christians in Mosul and the surrounding area, now under the control of Islamic extremists. The Chaldean Patriarch has composed a prayer for the occasion:

Lord, The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening. Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience, and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope. Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.

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