Thursday, November 30, 2017

English 30/11/2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer
November 30th, 2017
During Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula - Egypt, Islamic extremists attacked a crowded mosque settling off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing over 300 people in the deadliest ever attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists.

·         Lord, death and violence continue to haunt the people in the Middle East. We pray for the families of the victims, the speedy recovery of the injured and for an end to extremism and hatred in our world.
Lord in your mercy…

Last week, Sabeel Nazareth, launched the book “The History of Palestine, pre-Islam” by Fuad Farah.  The new book sheds light on the land and the history often neglected by many historians.

·         Lord, thank you for our sisters and brothers in Nazareth, and for their energetic and creative work. Please bless them with your Holy Spirit to lead them on and work in the hearts of those who hear your call.
Lord in Your mercy ……

The Rosary Sisters Catholic High School in Jerusalem, staged a beautiful performance to celebrate the Palestinian declaration of independence.  The video released of the Dabka dance went viral on social media.

·         Lord we thank you for the creativity of our school children and their teachers. We ask you to bless them with safety and opportunity to thrive in their country.
Lord in your mercy...

Last week, we have experienced rain that waters our fruits and makes it grow healthy and ready for picking.

·         Lord we thank you for the rain, so important to grow our Olives, Lemons, Oranges and other citrus fruits and crops. We thank you too for our farmers who work tirelessly through the harvest season to gather your bounteous harvest.
Lord in your mercy...
Israeli police have arrested 17 Palestinians, accusing them of carrying out a population census in occupied East Jerusalem. The Israeli police claim this to be illegal work. The arrests are part of a campaign to limit the PA's activities in East Jerusalem which Israel occupied in 1967 and proceeded to annex it in breach of international law.

·         Lord, Israel continues to disrespect International law and rule our people with an iron fist. We pray for the safety of all people who work for justice and peace in Palestine.
Lord in your mercy ….

Hamas and Fatah, have agreed to hold general elections by the end of 2018. The choice of a final date for the elections has been given to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

·         Lord, we continue to pray for reconciliation among the Palestinian people. May the elections come swiftly and fairly to reflect the visions and aspirations of our people.
Lord in you mercy…..
November 29, the day of the UN partition of Palestine in 1947, is now the day that is observed by the United Nations as International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.

·         Lord, our hearts are united with all people everywhere who say “enough” to the ongoing occupation and the violence and oppression that has kept its hold on this land for too long.  May this day not just heighten the world’s awareness of the injustice that is part of daily life in Palestine but also give those in positions of leadership the will and courage to act in ways that lead to a just peace.
Lord, in your mercy…

·         We Join the World Council of Churches in Praying for the countries of  Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Lord in your mercy… 

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