Middle East Resources

The resources collected here are drawn from our bishops' call in Advent 2023 for prayer, giving, advocacy and learning as response to war between Israel and Hamas.  Their Advent 2023 letter is available here.

  • A Litany and Collects from the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
  • A prayer blog from Churches for Middle East Peace
  • A Prayer by Archbishop Hosam Naoum of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem:
    God of all justice and peace we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land. Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths – Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land. While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples. Guide us into your kingdom where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children for, to all of us, you are our Heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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