Lord Father, in You, all things are made new. We see it in our transformation as you slowly destroy our old selves to become your new child. I’m grateful to know that in the midst of our suffering, You are always with us. I pray for all those in Syria and Iraq who have been ravaged by people of different beliefs. I pray that they find You, the savagery cease, and help rebuild the community. I thank you, Lord Father, that children are heard laughing again. I ask these in Jesus’ name, Amen.