As the situation in Israel and Palestine worsens, and the number of lives lost and civilians wounded continues to rise, the United Reformed Church prays for peace and an end to the suffering. You may like to join us, using this prayer written by the Revd John Proctor, general secretary of the United Reformed Church:
Lord Jesus Christ, prince of peace,
you lived in the Land we call Holy,
loved its places and its people,
embraced its sorrow and entered its suffering.
We pray for the many who suffer in that land today,
who live among the ravages of war,
who mourn and bury beloved dead,
who seek shelter from danger and fear.
Out of death and dust, Lord Jesus,
your resurrection tells of hope,
in the story of the years
and in the face of destruction and despair.
And so for your love’s sake we pray
for new signs of hope in these days.
Amid grieving and graves
we pray for a word of new possibility,
and for a new rising of peace,
in your Holy Land.