Prayers, Litanies & Liturgies


In addition to the materials on this page, we recommend looking through the abundant resources collected for World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI), from the World Council of Churches: http://pief.oikoumene.org/en/world-week-for-peace/resources.

Sabeel’s Wave of Prayers

Every week, Christians around the world join in prayer with Palestinian Christians, through the Wave of Prayers from Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. See the prayers, use them yourself and share them in your community: http://sabeel.org/category/wave-of-prayers/

Following are the prayers from recent weeks, interspersed with news bytes from Sabeel (see more items with the scroll bar on the right side of this feed). Click on any item, to see it on Sabeel’s website.


 

THE CHURCHES OF JERUSALEM

The Jerusalem Prayer 2011  View and download

 

THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND and ACT ALLIANCE

Prayer Vigil for the Middle East  View and download

Prayers for Israeli and the occupied Palestinian territories View and download

Prayer for Christmas Eve, cards (4 per page) View and download

 

CHURCHES FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE (CMEP)

A Gift to the Church, an Advent Litany  View and download

Jerusalem Prayer, inserts/cards View and download

Pray for Jerusalem Liturgy  View and download

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem  View and download

Prayer for the Peace Negotiations, June 2013  View and download

Two Peoples Prayer, in 3 parts  View and download

 

EPISCOPAL CHURCH and EPISCOPAL PEACE FELLOWSHIP

Litany for the Peace Talks View and download

Litanies for the Wall of Oppression View and download

 

JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE

Interfaith Grief Circles for Gaza View and download

Memorial Rituals Toolkit View and download

See more faith resources from Jewish Voice for Peace at their website

 

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Worship Service for Israel/Palestine  View and download

 

NATIONAL INTERRELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Prayers for Peace in the Middle East  View and download

 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST and UCC Palestine Israel Network (UCC PIN)

A New Song Even Though
A poem prayer for World Communion Sunday written in the midst of violence and despair, by Rev. Loren McGrail

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Church of the Checkpoint
A description of Checkpoint 300 between Bethlehem and Jerusalem and a prayer for use there, along with other suggestions for public worship at the site, by Rev. Diane Dulin  View and download

I Allowed Myself
A poem lamenting the heartbreaking death of a small infant, by Rev. Loren McGrail

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Prayer for Hem of His Garment
A prayer based on Mark 5:21-43, calling forth the courage required for dreaming, hoping, and reaching out for wholeness or for justice, by Rev. Loren McGrail  View and download

Litany of Spirit and Solidarity for Pentecost
A responsive litany that uses Pentecost passages from Acts 2 for contemporary solidarity and spirit, by Rev. Diane Dulin  View and download

Litany for the Gaza Bombardment of 2014: It is Now A Year Later…
A responsive litany of lament, confession, and Palestinian resilience on the anniversary of Israel’s brutal 2014 attack on Gaza, by Rev. Diane Dulin  View and download



Litany of Kairos Questions
A responsive litany patterned after the Sermon on the Mount, raising common questions and misguided understandings about Palestine and providing replies, by Rev. Diane Dulin

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Liturgy of Public Resistance: The Wall Will Fall
Designed for use during the 2015 World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel but appropriate at any time; it uses passages from Kairos Palestine to highlight the destructive impacts of the Separation Wall, by Rev. Diane Dulin  View and download

Peace Sunday Service 2013  View and download

Prayer and Mission Moment, March 2016  View and download

 

UNITED NETWORK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN PALESTINE & ISRAEL (UNJPPI),
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

A Call to Christian Repentance  View and download

National Service of Mourning, Sept 2014  View and download

Prayers for Personal and Corporate Worship  View and download

 

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

Order of Worship, Ash Wednesday 2016  View and download

Seven Weeks for Water, Lent 2016  View and download