Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Yarmouk, Deir Yasin, Cremisan

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.

Around 18,000 Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria are in desperate need of evacuation from the camp, which came under attack of IS rebels last week. In addition to the fighting, residents are living in inhumane conditions, without access to aid—food, water and medicines. Merciful God, we pray fervently for an end to the violence there and that the weight of international law will end the longstanding Palestinian refugee crisis. Lord in your mercy…

In the coming days as we remember the Deir Yassin Massacre of 1948 and later this month the Holocaust and the Armenian and Assyrian Genocides, we pray desperately that these horrors will never be repeated. God, comfort all the survivors of these terrible events and lead us all out of cycles of violence into the way of peace and neighborly love. Lord, in your mercy...

Last week Israel’s top court blocked the planned extension of Israel’s separation wall through the Cremisan valley—home to two Salesian monasteries and a convent school. The planned route would have cut off around 50 families from privately owned Palestinian land and several hundred school children in nearby villages from the school. God of grace, we give thanks that the Cremisan community was ultimately able to save their land after their 9-year campaign, and continue to pray for the many Palestinian villages facing the same struggle. Lord in your mercy…

Lord, we pray for the Orthodox Easter celebrations this week as well as the Passover celebrations of our Jewish neighbors. May it be a blessed time for all with their families and communities. Lord in your mercy…

We pray alongside the World Council of Churches for the countries of East Timor, Indonesia and the Philippines. Lord in your mercy…


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