Om det finns någon som skulle kunna få fred i Israel / Palestina så är det Påven Franciskus .

Påven i Israel Palestina Maj 2014

Franciskus besök till Betlehem, var extraordinärt då han blev den första påven någonsin att flyga direkt in i Västbanken och vilken hänvisade till det israelisk-ockuperade territorium som ”Staten Palestina”.

Om det finns någon som kan få fred i Israel / Palestina så är det Påven Franciskus.

Påven i Israel \ Palestina 26 maj 2014

Francis besök till Betlehem, var extraordinärt då han blev den första påven någonsin att flyga direkt in i Västbanken och vilken hänvisade till det israelisk-ockuperade territorium som ”Staten Palestina”.

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer, Thursday, January 19, 2012

Each Thursday at noon in Jerusalem, Sabeel holds a Communion service that is open to the community. It is a time to join together to discuss how the scriptures apply to our lives today, to pray for the needs of this region and our world and to share the Eucharist. Starting in the Pacific Islands, passing through Asia, Africa, Palestine, Europe, the Americas and on around the globe, we pray for peace with justice.

 

 

Sabeel Wave of Prayer, Thursday, January 19, 2012

 

  • We mourn the recent legislation, “the nationality and entry into Israel law,” passed by the Knesset. This law ends all hope of family unification for Arab families, as it obstructs people from the West Bank or other Arab “enemy countries” from living in Israel, even if they are married to an Arab Israeli.  In Jerusalem alone, the law will affect over 100,000 people who must now make an agonizing choice.  

 

We ask God for guidance for each person who will make a difficult choice because of the law.  Should they relocate to keep their family together, losing their residency rights in Jerusalem (health insurance, businesses, right to visit, children’s benefits, social security)? Or should they remain and face consequences from the Israelis for residing “illegally” together in Jerusalem or anywhere else in Israel?  As couples and families face the intimate consequences of demography engineered to diminish the number of Arabs in Israel, we pray fervently for their wellbeing. Lord in your mercy…

 

  • God sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous…and we thank God for the rainfall in Palestine this winter, up 10% from last year.  We pray for farmers, for a good planting season leading to a bountiful harvest.  Lord in your mercy…

 

  • As Palestinian students returned this week to begin a new semester at universities in the United States and other countries, Sabeel received reports of increased harassment and intimidation tactics from Israeli security at Ben Gurion airport (Tel Aviv).  We lament the unequal treatment of Palestinians at the Israeli airport.  We pray that freedom of movement soon becomes reality, and customer service unaffected by racial profiling becomes a value.  Lord in your mercy…

 

  • We pray for the Sabeel visioning and planning meeting on Friday, January 20th.  We pray for safety in travel to the gathering for all members of the board and assembly. We pray that God’s Spirit will be palpably present in these strategic planning meetings.  Lord in your mercy…

 

  • With the World Council of Churches we pray for the churches and residents of Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.  We lift them up to God, in whose compassion we rest.  Lord in your mercy…

Sabeel Wave of Prayer, Thursday, July 7, 2011

Each Thursday at noon in Jerusalem, Sabeel holds a Communion service that is open to the community. It is a time to join together to discuss how the scriptures apply to our lives today, to pray for the needs of this region and our world and to share the Eucharist. Starting in the Pacific Islands, passing through Asia, Palestine, Europe, the Americas and on around the globe, we pray for peace with justice.

 SabeelWave of Prayer, Thursday, July 7, 2011

  ►  As the illegal siege of the 1.6 million people who live in the Gaza Strip without freedom and human dignity continues, we pray for the approximately 500 conscience minded people from around the world who plan to fly into Ben Gurion International Airport on Friday in a non-violent act of solidarity with the Palestinian people.  We pray for those on the Freedom Flotilla II who have been turned back from coming into Gaza. As new plans are underway for those coming by air and sea, we pray that the illegal siege of Gaza will come to an end so that peace, justice, and hope may be realized.  Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

 ►  We pray for the group of Protestant pastors in the Netherlands who signed a petition last week to call on the Protestant Church to break all bonds with Sabeel.  We pray, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”  We pray that they will start to understand that having a bond with the Jewish people does not imply the condoning of injustice against the Palestines, and that following Christ includes working for peace and justice for all God’s children.  We pray for wisdom and courage for both Friends of Sabeel and the churches in the Netherlands, to continue to work for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.  Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

►  We pray for the participants and leaders of the Clergy Wives Retreat this week.  May they find moments of rest and rejuvenation.  We also pray for Sabeel’s Youth and Young Adult ministries and programs through bible studies and the upcoming Single’s dinner.   We thank You, God, for the young people who want to make a Christian difference with their lives.  Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

 With the Prayer Cycle of the World Council of Churches, we pray for:

Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

(http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle.html)

Sabeel Wave of Prayer, Thursday, June 30, 2011

Each Thursday at noon in Jerusalem, Sabeel holds a Communion service that is open to the community. It is a time to join together to discuss how the scriptures apply to our lives today, to pray for the needs of this region and our world and to share the Eucharist. Starting in the Pacific Islands, passing through Asia, Palestine, Europe, the Americas and on around the globe, we pray for peace with justice.

 Sabeel Wave of Prayer, Thursday, June 30, 2011

 ►  We pray for the passengers including the journalists from around the world who are joining the Gaza Freedom Flotilla II which sets sail soon.  We continue to hold in prayer the over 500 people from 22 countries on board the 9 boats heading for Gaza in an attempt to break Israel’s illegal blockade of the Strip.  We pray for the 1.6 million people of Gaza who continue to live without freedom and human dignity, may those who come on the Flotilla with humanitarian aid bring awareness to the world about these realities and may all be surrounded with your presence for peace and justice. 

►  We pray for peace and justice as 100 gravestones from the Mamilla Muslim Arab Cemetery were destroyed on Sunday night by the Israeli authorities who plan to build a Museum of Tolerance on this 12th century cemetery in Jerusalem.  We pray that the Israeli authorities stop the desecration of Muslim cemeteries and the confiscation of the Waqf Land (Muslim Religious Trust).

 ►  We give you thanks for the return of about 150 acres of the 490 confiscated acres of land to the village of Bil’in after years of legal procedures, non-violent demonstrations and loss of life.  We continue to pray for communities whose land has been taken from them illegally and violently.  We thank you for the persistence and non-violent resistance of the Palestinian people in the midst of the legal proceedings.

 ►  We pray for the participants and leaders of the Annual International Women’s Methodist conference in the UK.  We also pray for Hind Khoury member of the Sabeel Executive Board and a former Palestinian diplomat, who will speak at the conference and will raise “The Voice of a Palestinian Christian Mother.”  We also pray for participants and leaders of the Sabeel 6th Annual International Young Adult Conference as preparations are being made and plans finalized.  May all who participate be moved by Your spirit in truth.

 With the Prayer Cycle of the World Council of Churches, we pray for:

Bolivia, Chile, Peru

(http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle.html)

Obamas veckoinformationsvideo som ifrågasätter statligt bidrag till US Oljebolag

 

 Obama ifrågasätter stora statliga bidrag till US Oljebolag som visar stora vinster

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/30/weekly-address-ending-taxpayer-subsidies-oil-companies?utm_source=email1112&utm_medium=image&utm_campaign=gasprices

Deprimerande videos om översvämningen i Queensland Australien Jan 2011

http://media01.couriermail.com.au/multimedia/floodcrisis/index.html

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