Prayers for Peace in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Lord of all Compassion, we pray during these difficult days for all the peoples of the Holy Land. May the gentleness of Christ prevail through the pain of conflict and mistrust, May the presence of Christ heal the wounds that are inflicted, May the hope and courage of Christ be with all who are desperate and dying, May the truth of Christ enlighten those in positions of authority to seek new ways of living that foster harmony and mutual respect, and May the peace of Christ dwell deep within the hearts of all in this the Land of the Holy One. We ask this and all our prayers through the same, Jesus Christ, whose way is the most excellent way of love. Amen Provided by Revd Canon David Longe, FHL Trustee and former Chaplain to the Archbishop in Jerusalem God of our longing, remember those who wait and hope for peace. Hear our prayer and our lament for our brothers and sisters in Palestine and Israel. With them, we share a common story, set in a common homeland. Make common also a will to forgive, to reconcile, to make a just peace for the sake of all who live in the Holy Land. Open ears, eyes and hearts and make a way toward justice in the land we call ‘Holy’. God all merciful, you dwell in all human hearts and the Holy Land is wherever you make your home. Heal these broken places where prophets preached, where Moses and Jesus and Muhammad kept faith with you. Be a sure support for those who work toward reconciliation and make us all, however far away, steadfast in their cause. Our Lady, Queen of Palestine and Queen of Peace, pray for us and all who live in the Holy Land. Amen. Provided by Rev Canon Mark Madden, FHL Trustee and Secretary of the Holy Land Coordination Group, CBCEW If you can help, please follow this link to our donate page, thank you.