23 oktober 2014

Wave of Prayer 23 oktober 2014

Helaas is degene die de Wave of Prayer altijd vertaalt daar momenteel vanwege gezondheidsredenen niet toe in staat. Daarom treft u de Wave of Prayer deze keer – en waarschijnlijk ook volgende keren – onvertaald aan.

Mocht u het werk van Sabeel en Vrienden van Sabeel Nederland kunnen steunen door dit wekelijkse vertaalwerk te verrichten, dan horen wij graag van u!

Wave of Prayer: This prayer ministry enables local and international friends of Sabeel to pray over regional concerns on a weekly basis. Sent to Sabeel’s network of supporters, the prayer is used in services around the world and during Sabeel’s Thursday Communion service; as each community in its respective time zone lifts these concerns in prayer at noon every Thursday, this “wave of prayer” washes over the world.

Sabeel Wave of Prayer

October 23, 2014

As Palestinian farming communities come together this month to harvest their olives, they face violence, threats and property damage from Jewish settlers in nearby illegal Jewish settlements. What should be a joyous time of fellowship is also overshadowed by Israeli authorities imposing restrictions on the farmers’ access to their land. God, you have blessed us with the fruits of the earth; we pray that the farmers’ livelihoods will be protected and they will enjoy a plentiful harvest. Lord in your mercy…

We are saddened by the recent deaths of Palestinian children in the West Bank. A five-year-old girl died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run incident by a Jewish settler near Ramallah; the girl’s friend was also seriously injured. Also, a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier after Israeli forces raided his village of Beit Liqya. Lord, we pray for Palestinian children in the West Bank who lack protection under Israel’s oppressive and illegal occupation. Lord in your mercy…

God of healing, the world is mobilizing against the deadly Ebola virus. We pray that the spread of this terrible virus is stopped and that impoverished countries with weak public health infrastructures and limited resources can receive the help they desperately need that is also so long overdue. Lord in your mercy…

Lord, we pray for Sabeel’s youth program this week picking olives in East Jerusalem near the separation barrier for an elderly home. We also pray for our friends overseas: Friends of Sabeel Canada is holding a speaker series this week titled “Challenging Christian Zionism: Canadian Roots and Responses” in Abbotsford and Vancouver. Lord in your mercy…
We pray alongside the World Council of Churches for the countries of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Lord in your mercy…

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