Prayers for Syria
As President Obama meets with Congress trying to build support for a military strike against Syria, a church in Lebanon County is taking a different approach. Several congregrations came together to help two troubled nations, Syria and Egypt and they are doing it all through prayer.
“The Pope issued an encouragement to Christians around the world to pray for Syria,” says Rev. Paul Fullmer, chaplain of Lebanon Valley College.
The Senate will likely vote on whether to approve the use of force in Syria this week.
Father Youssef Chehata is the head of St. Anthony Coptic Church in Annville and it’s here that congregations throughout the area met to pray together for peace. They also prayed for Egypt another country in the midst of violence and civil unrest. Many of St. Anthony’s parishioners have family there. “All I want from the United States, from the whole international community is to condemn terrorism and to work for the peace of the world.” says Chehata.
The church welcomed worshipers from Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Cleona and Lebanon Valley College.