Opportunity to pray for Syria is appreciated

Friday October 25th 2013

Prayers for Syria at St Anne'sA special Day of Prayer for Syria and its people was held in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on October 23.

The Day of Prayer was organised in response to recent global media attention relating to the conflict in Syria. This has brought the country and the ongoing humanitarian situation involving refugees having left in huge numbers for neighbouring countries into sharp focus.

From 9am until 5.30pm people from all walks of life called into to come into the cathedral to pray, some staying only a short time, others for longer. Prayers and readings for Syria were led by a number of invited speakers on the hour throughout the day.

At 1pm and at the close of the day, a Service of Reflection took place with Psalms–based prayers for those affected by conflict and persecution.

The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, leads prayers for Syria in St Anne's Cathedral.The Rev Canon Denise Acheson, Dean’s Vicar at St Anne’s Cathedral who helped to organize the Day of Prayer, said: “The Cathedral staff want to thank those who led the Day of Prayer for Syria and the reflections on the Psalms set the tone for the whole day.

“Those who were there appreciated the opportunity to pray for this troubled country– one person came all the way from Garrison in County Fermanagh just to be there!”

Denise added: “One cannot measure the ‘success’ of a day like this – but “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5 v 16. Thank you.”
Prayers for Syria.








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