Gracious and loving Heavenly Father.



You are a good God who has pursued your people with an everlasting love.



Thank you for your son Jesus who humbled himself and was obedient even to

the point of death on a cross.



Thank you for his example of godly suffering.



He is the radiance of your glory and one day, at His name, every knee will bow

in heaven and on earth and under the earth.



We bring before you our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering for his

name’s sake in Iraq, Syria and many other places around the world.



Thank you for their faith, perseverance and godly Christian witness.



We ask that you would strengthen and uphold them during this time.



Help us to always be thankful for the peace and prosperity we enjoy in

Australia.



Move us to give generously to the many Christian aid organisations who are

working to bring comfort to those affected by this genocide.



Lord we pray for peace.



Come quickly Lord Jesus.



Amen.