As you read this our fellow Christians in Iraq are being slaughtered for their religious beliefs. We as Catholic Christians stand united against genocide and religious discrimination.
Iraqi Christians are being marked with the Arabic symbol for “N”, we too proudly display it in solidarity for those killed in Iraq. The “N” stands for Nazarene. They are being branded, beaten and killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Please pray for those affected by these tragedies.
O Lord, we cry to you, with deep pain in our hearts and souls.
Our hearts ache, because of genocide caused by
the lust for power,
cruel hatred for others,
because of their religious differences.
God of all, the heavens weep, the winds whisper
through this great world you have created.
We hear and feel the weeping in our own souls.
Open our eyes and cleanse our souls
that we may always remember the awful injustices.