Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Sweden, Palestine, and Egypt

Weekly prayers from Sabeel in #Jerusalem

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.

God of grace, we lift our gratitude for Sweden’s announcement that it intends to recognize the state of Palestine. Currently 138 countries, representing over 80 percent of the world’s population, recognize the state of Palestine and its right to self-determination.  Lord, we pray that more countries will follow suit and invest in a lasting peace that is so long overdue in this land.  Lord in your mercy…

Lord, last week Israel announced its plan to move forward with the construction of 2,610 new housing units in an illegal Jewish settlement in Beit Safafa in East Jerusalem.  If this plan is implemented, it would further isolate East Jerusalem from Bethlehem, continuing to fragment what is left of historic Palestine, and making a future two-state solution even more difficult to achieve.   Lord in your mercy…

As country representatives travel to Egypt later this week for an international donors’ conference on reconstructing the Gaza Strip, we raise our concerns to you about the ongoing suffering in Gaza.  So many people are unable to rebuild their homes due to Israel’s chronic blockade and its serious restrictions on the import of building materials into Gaza so urgently needed for massive reconstruction.  Lord in your mercy…

We pray this week for the Swedish and French group visits to Sabeel Nazareth and our upcoming youth olive picking event in the village of Kafr Ad-dik where a significant portion of land has been lost to illegal Jewish settlements.  Lord in your mercy…

We pray alongside the World Council of Churches for the countries of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Lord in your mercy…


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