Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Prayer for the Palestinian Territories - #23 on the World Watch List for persecution
Photo credit: DYKT Mohigan @ Flickr
Lord, today we pray for our brothers and sisters caught in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We pray particularly for Arab Christians, whose ethnicity can alienate them from the Israeli side and whose religion leads to minority status within the Palestinian community. We are thankful for the rights afforded them by the Fatah party, and we are thankful that they are largely tolerated by Islamist Hamas. Please give them peace as they live in such a precarious situation. Watch over and protect them. We also pray for the work of Open Doors in the West Bank and Gaza. May the Bibles, literature, advocacy, safe houses and socio-economic development they provide be extremely effective and reach the right people in the right timing. May your children among these Open Doors partners and your children living in the Palestinian Territories shine brightly and joyfully for you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. 

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