Our people in Syria need you. We've heard more and more of devastating crimes, beheadings, torture, hatred, execution, and war.
Many of us in the US sit around debating whether we should allow refugees into our borders.
Others of us cry out for justice. We think that war on the Islamic State will stop the violence and the suffering. We want to fight the world on the worlds terms.
As always, the darkness of the present leaves us terrified. We ask ourselves: What if it were to happen here? What if it were to happen to us? How can we prevent it?
We forget that its our people in Syria who are suffering. We forget that you love all of your people, not just those of us in the West. Our dividing walls are historically contingent illusions. More violence lays more brick for more walls.
Help us to see as you see. Help us to trust you as our ruler. God, save your people from the darkness. Give us peace. Amen.
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