Let My People Go
Worship Service for WWPPI September 21-27, 2014 prepared by Palestinian Clergy and Laity
“Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since
you yourselves are in the body” (Hebrews 13:3).
Note: Christian churches worldwide are welcome to use this liturgy as written, or adapt it as
required, in worship on Sunday 21 September 2014, or anytime throughout World Week for
Peace in Palestine Israel.
This year’s World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel gears hearts and minds towards a very
fundamental and basic fact that God wants human beings that He created in his image to
live freely and with dignity. Throughout our biblical history we have repeatedly heard, “Let
my people go! Set the captives free.” Today the same cry resonates all over the world for
freedom from all forms of incarceration: individual or communal physical imprisonment,
socially and psychologically imposed by biased preconceptions, racism and structures of
domination that dehumanize and destroy the divine image in people. The focus on the
liberation of prisoners is at the core of the Palestinian cry for justice, doubly meaningful in
the year of solidarity with the Palestinians and the unending plight of Palestinian prisoners
suffering from unjust conditions,especially administrative detention without charge or
trial, that prompted widespread hunger strikes among Palestinian prisoners in 2014.
For more information on World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, please visit