Saturday, January 3, 2009

Praying for Peace

God of the ages,
we watch the images,
we hear the words,
we see the articles,
and our hearts break,
our souls ache,
our words falter.
We yearn to respond,
to reach out to Israelis and Palestinians,
all our sisters and brothers.
Show us ways to show our care.
Guide leaders of nations and people
to break the cycles of violence;
to seek the ways of peace;
to do justice; and
to walk humbly with you.
We pray in Jesus’ name.

This prayer is offered by the Presbyterian Church in response to the violence coming our of Israel/Gaza. I pray that all of you fervently offer this prayer on behalf of the soldiers of the I.D.F. (Israeli Defense Forces) and those whom they are engaging in battle. May all whom are touched by the violence facing Gaza/Israel be granted the "Peace of Christ" as we move into this New Year.

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