Prayers for peace from Archbishop Justin

God of peace and justice, 
we pray for the people of The Holy Land 
Israeli and Palestinian,  
Jew, Christian and Muslim. 
We pray for an end to acts of violence and terror. 
We lift to you all who are fearful and hurting.  
We ask for wisdom and compassion for those in leadership.  
Above all, we ask that Jesus the Prince of Peace,  
would bring lasting reconciliation and justice for all. 

Almighty God, 
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: 
kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace 
and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom 
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth 
that in tranquillity your kingdom may go forward, 
till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; 
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns with you, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

In the words of Archbishop Hosam, with people around the world, we pray:

O 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.

Archbishop Stephen shares the prayer from Archbishop Hosam on a day of prayer and fasting for the Holy Land

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