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Prayer for the World October 25, 2023

Prayer for the World, October 25, 2023


Introduction

We are aware of the struggles for peace in so many parts of our world today, and we desire to find ways to stand in solidarity with those living in oppression. Today in our prayer let us be especially mindful of all Israelis and Palestinians who have lost their lives and who continue to suffer from the violence in and around Gaza, and for all who suffer from violence around our world. We, as women and men of the Gospel and as a community of faith, wish to join our prayer with religious people of all faiths that recognize that war is not the solution, and that peace and transforming love are possible.


Make me an instrument Lord, of Thy peace…as I let go, as I release.

Make me an instrument humble and free…as I awaken the living Christ in me.

Make me an instrument Lord, of Thy peace…as I give love, love I receive.

Make me an instrument humble and free…as I awaken the living Christ in me.



Praying for Israel and Gaza - Prayer from World Relief

Lord, You said “Peace, be still,” and the storm was stilled.

We confess that at times, we feel overwhelmed by the storm. But today, we lift our eyes to you — the Maker of heaven and earth. And we ask for a miracle… let your peace fill Israel and Gaza.

We lift our prayer to you,… (please respond) - God, hear us.

God, let violence cease in the region. Let there be no more bloodshed. We know your heart breaks for those killed and those left behind — for the orphaned child, the injured elderly, those abducted and families desperate for safety. We lift our prayer to you,… (please respond) - God, hear us.



We pray for those who have lost loved ones. Let your peace and love wash over them. Please protect and provide for those who have been abducted and bring them home safely. Let them be reunited with their loved ones— let them feel the comfort of their embrace. We lift our prayer to you…(please respond) - God, hear us.


God, we pray that you open doors that allow food, essentials and medical supplies to reach those in need. May first responders be able to rescue the injured, comfort the grieving and help rebuild many lives.

We lift our prayer to you…(please respond) - God, hear us.

God, we pray for your peace and reconciliation to overcome conflict. We ask that you give wisdom and discernment to our global leaders and those in positions of power who have the ability to impact the course of this war. Help us to be bold advocates and agents of peace in our own communities.

We lift our prayer to you…(please respond) - God, hear us.

We pray for people scattered around the globe whose friends and family members have been caught in the crisis. We know you are with them. Help us to express your love to those affected in our communities, churches and workplaces. We lift our prayer to you…(please respond) - God, hear us.

Lord, we raise Israel and Gaza to you, and pray for those suffering. We ask that you provide peace in this crisis, and protection and comfort for all those who have been impacted. We lift our prayer to you…(please respond) - God, hear us.


Silent Prayer



Mantra: “Make Me An Instrument” by Kurt Van Sickle

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