Israel-Palestine: Prayers, Statements and Briefings


Loving God
I see the news and I am afraid.
Violence is spiralling out of control.
I don’t know what to think or feel.
The temptation to fall into
hatred, or
feels very close at hand.
Help me to remember
that nothing in all creation
can separate me from your love
that I know in Jesus.
May your perfect love for me
cast out my fear
and free me to discern
what is mine to do
amidst the chaos of this suffering world.


A prayer from the President and Vice-President of Conference

God of peace and compassion,
We pray for all impacted by the escalation in conflict in Israel-Palestine
For all who are mourning
For all who are fearful, today, and for what may lie ahead
For all traumatised and re-traumatised by what they have experienced.
Enable us to stand in solidarity with people of peace
May your Spirit bring peace and healing to your troubled world


A prayer from the Methodist Peace Fellowship

Oh Jerusalem, how we long for all  peoples to be gathered up under the wings of peace and yet your heart is shattered and your sides pierced by swords of grief.
Beloved city, may mercy and justice walk in your streets and markets, show us how to look into each others eyes with love and equity so that all humanity might die to violence and live to trust our neighbours once again.

Statements and briefings 

Read a briefing on the background to the Hamas attack by JPIT Policy Adviser Steve Hucklesby 

Read a statement on the escalation of violence in the region from the Methodist Liaison office in Jerusalem

Read a response from the leaders of the churches in Jerusalem 

Support the Christian Aid Middle East Crisis Appeal.

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