Donald Ayers – Worldwide Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syria

Donald Ayers continues his work as a healthcare IT professional and consultant while he completes an online MBA program with George Washington University. Throughout his career, he has supplied services ranging from electronic health record assistance to serving as an analyst and application coordinator. A committed volunteer, Donald Ayers belongs to the Catholic church and often donates his time to his local parish.

On September 1, 2013, after the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis appealed to Catholics and people of faith throughout the world with his announcement of a special day of prayer and fasting to take place on September 7 for peace in Syria and across the globe. He pleaded for peace as he spoke of the suffering and devastation caused by war.

In accord with Pope Francis’ request, people throughout the world, including thousands who flocked to Saint Peter’s Square in Rome for a five-hour prayer vigil, joined him on September 7 to pray for peace. Many members of other religious beliefs also heard his announcement and contributed their voices to the prayerful cry for peace.