Thursday, September 25, 2008

25/9/08 - English

We pray for the political situation in Israel. As the Israeli government is in the process of transitioning its political leadership, we pray for the establishment of a new government that has the courage to make lasting peace that is based on justice.

As tensions between Fatah and Hamas have recently aggravated military clashes in Gaza, we pray for the current negotiations taking place between them. We pray that Fatah and Hamas will walk the path of reconciliation and agree upon a political agenda to work for the common interests of all Palestinians.

We pray for the weekly youth bible study at Sabeel.  We raise up the youth and their commitment to studying their faith and deepening their understanding of the biblical texts.

We pray for the Sabeel conference “Peace, Palestine and U.S. Policy” that will take place this week in Detroit, Michigan. We pray for our Friends of Sabeel-North America who are attending the conference so that this will be a time of rekindled commitment to advocacy and just peace for Palestine.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

11/9/08 - English

We pray for the government of Israel. As the elections come close for new leadership, we pray for a leader who is committed to working for peace for all peoples in the land - both in Palestine and Israel.

We pray for the Muslim community in Palestine, Israel, Israel, and around the world, during the fasting month of Ramadan. We especially pray for the safety of the local community on Fridays as security measures and aggressiveness of Israeli soldiers intensify while people try and access the Haram ash-Sharif.

We pray for the local community building program this weekend who will be attending the festival of the ascension of the cross. We pray for spiritual renewal and strengthening of relationships among them. 

We pray for the international theological consultation on Israel/Palestine that will be held this week in Bern, Switzerland, Switzerland by the World Council of Churches. We pray for member churches to commit themselves to responding ecumenically and ethically to the situation in Palestine and Israel.