Friday, November 14, 2008

Sabeel Wave of Prayer

Each week at 12:00 in Jerusalem Sabeel holds a Communion service that is open to the community. It is a time to join together to celebrate the eucharist, to discuss how the scriptures apply to our lives today, and to pray for the specific needs of this region. Our hope is that in our respective time zones, individuals and groups around the world will pray together at 12:00 on Thursdays, in solidarity with Sabeel in Jerusalem and with “Friends of Sabeel” worldwide. Starting in Australia, passing through Palestine, and continuing on around the world we pray for Peace with Justice and focus on specific issues each week.

Wave of Prayer for Thursday, 13 November, 2008

We pray for all the international and local participants attending the Sabeel Conference. We pray that it will be a time for prayer, worship, and strengthening of their commitment to peace and justice.

We pray for the Palestinian refugees of 1948 and their families who cannot return back to their homes and to Palestine. We especially offer up prayers for the Palestinian families who become refugees still today, such as the Al Kurd family who has recently lost their home due to a house eviction order from the Israeli government.

We pray for Barack Obama as he prepares to enter into office next January. We pray that he will have wisdom and strength to strive for the changes needed in the U.S. and in the world.

We pray for the International Friends of Sabeel coordinators and members who are meeting this week before the conference. We pray for the follow-up events that IFOS is envisioning in order to revitalize Sabeel chapters around the world.

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