Wednesday, September 14, 2016

English 15/9/2016

Brothers Mohamed and Mahmoud al-Balboul, along with others, have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting their administrative detention by Israel.  Mohamed has lost his eyesight as a result. Israel’s policy of administrative detention, allows the army to detain someone without charge or trial indefinitely. Furthermore the Israeli Supreme Court has legalized the force-feeding hunger strikers.
     Lord, Palestinian prisoners are fasting to cast out the demon of injustice. Please God, fill them with life through your word, as they realize that not by bread do we have life. Lord in your mercy….

Majida Dandies, is the first female Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem. Majida started working for a private Palestinian bus company in Jerusalem as from September 5th, 2016.
  Lord, we give thanks for women across Palestine, whose leadership, resilience and resourcefulness, in raising families, resisting despair, embracing new livelihoods, 
is transforming our community to challenge injustice. Blessed are you, gracious God, who has created women in your image.  Lord in your mercy…

Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem are now being asked to adopt the Israeli curriculum if they want their rightful resources. There is a serious shortage of classrooms in East Jerusalem schools, while some of the buildings rented by the Israeli municipality to be used as schools are crowded and unfit.
Lord, we are asked to deny ourselves and forget our narratives in order to receive our rightful funds! We pray for the steadfastness of our schools as they face financial crises to remain faithful to the message of education. Lord, evil tempts us with our own money but we know your will of truth and justice will be done. Lord in your mercy… 
Lord we pray for Sabeel`s programs and events this week including women and youth meetings in Nazareth and Jerusalem. We also lift up our gratitude for our friends around the world who translate the Wave of Prayer every week into different languages, including French, Dutch, Japanese, German and others. We also pray for friends who use this prayer and bless us by their solidarity. Lord in your mercy..

We pray alongside the World Council of Churches for the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia Lord, in your mercy…

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