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Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 November 2008 19:49) Written by John Logan Tuesday, 02 September 2008 10:41

Pray for those Palestinian families divided by the Wall, with all the stresses and strains that puts on them.
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Pray for those:
who cannot visit sick relatives, or travel to receive medical treatment
 
who cannot travel to family at times of celebration (that includes travelling abroad for weddings, etc.),
 
whose education (especially at university) is hampered by travelling difficulties.
 
Pray for those Israelis who live in the settlements:
for those often coming straight from abroad, who often do so in ignorance of the geography of the country and how provocative their presence in these illegal settlements is.
 
for those who do so on religious grounds, aiming to be provocative, with the intent of driving the Palestinians out, by threats and violence.
 
for those children growing up in the settlements, often with very extreme views, that as they mature they may come to realise their predicament, and understand that their presence there is not helping build for peace and security.
 
Pray for the ‘soul of Judaism’,
that it may not be dominated by those for whom ‘security’ is their god.  
 
that it may still find room for others in the land, living alongside them.
 
that it may seek justice for all, for only thus will its people find true peace.

 

The Taybeh Prayer for Peace

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 September 2008 13:01) Written by Merian Derwent Contributor Tuesday, 02 September 2008 10:38

This is part of a continuing appeal for prayers for peace in the area initiated by Father Raed at the Catholic Church in Taybeh, where some 20 people in the community earn their living by making pottery doves/lamps. These are sold with the aim that every church in the world might one day have a dove of peace, with it’s candle alight, as a sign of the people’s prayers for peace. (Link http://www.taybeh.info/en/lampedelapaix.php)
 

OUR PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND
 
As you light this lamp, join together with people around the world in praying for peace in the Holy Land.
 
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)
Lord, help us to be peacemakers in the Holy Land.
 
"Now the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace always by all means," (II Thessalonians 3:16)
Lord, give the Holy Land peace by Your means.
 

Read more: The Taybeh Prayer for Peace

 

Humility

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 September 2008 13:00) Written by Merian Derwent Contributor Tuesday, 02 September 2008 10:36

Humility is difficult for people who think they are or want to be, “radical Christians”. Humility is difficult when you’re always calling other people – the church, the nation and the world – to stop doing the things you think are wrong and start doing the things you think are right. Humility is difficult for the bearers of radical messages. 
 

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The Jerusalem Prayer

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 September 2008 13:02) Written by Merian Derwent Contributor Thursday, 21 August 2008 19:09

This was prepared by the Christian Church leaders in Jerusalem as a focus for worldwide prayer on Sunday 8th June 2008 as part of a week focus: International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 4th – 10th June. 

The Jerusalem prayer for Sunday, June 8th 2008; The Heads of Churches in Jerusalem INVITE CHURCHES AROUND THE WORLD TO PRAY WITH THEM

Heavenly Father,
We give you thanks and praise for your gift to us of your only Son, Jesus – His birth in Bethlehem, His ministry throughout the Holy Land, His death on the Cross and His Resurrection and Ascension. He came to redeem this land and the world. He came as the Prince of Peace.

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