ACT Palestine Forum: 24 May 2016 Prayers

ACT PALESTINE FORUM

PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Prayer Petitions for the Healing Presence of the Resurrection

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Every day in the month ahead, we continue to pray with and for our sisters and brothers in Palestine and Israel who have called for an ecumenical prayer vigil across the globe on the 24th of every month.

Resurrection

This month, we lift up prayers for our sisters and brothers in Israel and Palestine who live under the threat of violence and humiliation. The prayers, written by ACT Palestine Forum member, International Orthodox Christian Charities, focus on the peace the resurrection of Jesus Christ brings into the world.

During the month, we will continue to pray for Palestinians and Israelis, and advocate for non-violent means of pursuing justice. We invite you to prepare and send prayer petitions for us to share on the APF website.

APF encourages its friends and partners to visit the APF website and APF Facebook page often to find, and also contribute, updates, photos, stories, advocacy ideas, and special prayers.

The creators recommend having two readers in addition to a leader. If the leader will prepare a short reflection, IOCC has the following suggestions that could be used:

  1. External rules, like fasting, are not an end in themselves, but are intended
  2. to sensitize us to the suffering around us so that we lose the bonds of wickedness, remove the heavy burdens that people carry, help the oppressed and disenfranchised, etc. as the reading in Isaiah states.
  3. The work that we continue only happens completely when we allow the Holy Spirit to empower us as promised by Christ in Acts, as He reminds the Apostles after His resurrection.
  4. And that our followership of Christ is evidenced in our love for one another.

Please use the prayers, attached here: APF May Prayer Vigil.

 

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