A Prayer for Syria

Prayer to a powerless Lord...

Jesus, I know you do not need an Internet connection to see the atrocities the world sees, the massacre of children and women. Surely it must be similar to what you heard - the stories of massacres in Jerusalem, like the one committed just after you, a powerless infant, had been born. 

I wonder if you felt trapped as you lay swaddled in the manger while the killing of innocents happened. I too felt trapped, like a constrained child who cannot yet talk.

Today, I ask you to grant me your gift of freedom, the freedom to not respond to such violence with more violence. So I will be meek and not act in violence.

From A Prayer for Syria by Tony Homsi, s.j. September 2013 

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