Pax Christi prayer for Iraq hostages and their kidnappers

 Pax Christi have included this prayer in their Christmas newsletter. At the time of writing our friends Norman, Tom, Harmeet and James are still held captive in Iraq following their abduction on 26th November. We pray for their kidnappers, that they may realize that violence will not help us build a better world. We pray for our four friends, that their faith may sustain them in these difficult times and that they may bear witness of the Christian love for one's enemies, as they have always done in their activity in support of the victims of war. We pray for all the Iraqis who have disappeared or are being held captive, that they may soon be reunited with their loved ones"