Prayers

Prayers for Peacemakers February 19, 2014

Prayers for Peacemakers February 19, 2014

Pray for the Palestinian children imprisoned in Israeli jails.  Pray that the Israeli government begins applying international law to the treatment of Palestinian minors in custody, and begins applying the same law to Israeli settler minors. 

See video "Stolen children, stolen lives," much of it filmed while mediator Gerry O' Sullivan was working with CPT's Hebron Team.  The picture below accompanies a 14 February Al-Khalil/Hebron team release, "Israeli soldiers arrest 15-year-old boy."

Epixel for February 23, 2014 
 

 You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely;and you
shall not lie to one another.
Leviticus 19:11

 
*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and
appearing with a text from the upcoming Sunday's Revised
Common Lectionary readings.
 

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 27, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 27, 2013


Epixel* for 1 December
2013



the night is far gone,the day is near.
Let us then lay aside
the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light
Rom. 13:12

Give thanks that Christian Peacemaker Teams partners in Iraqi Kurdistan are asking for more trainings in nonviolence and have helped produce a video shining a light on the complicity of their government in selling the lands of Kurdish villagers without their consent to ExxonMobil.

Related stories:

IRAQI KURDISTAN: Participants in nonviolence workshops say, "We want to learn more."


IRAQI KURDISTAN: CPT releases video about Exxon Mobil’s confiscation of Kurdish villagers’ land

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 6, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 6, 2013

​​Pray for​ the farmers of Las Pavas,​ CPT Colombia partners,​ where â€‹a palm company burned another house down within a month. Give thanks that a compilation of Las Pavas's songs of resistance â€‹ â€‹has been nominated for a best album award.

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 30, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 30, 2013

Pray for Elsipogtog First Nation and allies in their nonviolent resistance to extraction of shale gas by “fracking.” Since June, CPT Aboriginal Justice has had a presence in solidarity with their demand that the nation’s right to consent to any project on their traditional land be honored.

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 23, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 23, 2013

Pray for Hussein Hama Ali Tawfiq, a political prisoner in Iraqi Kurdistan, that his case would be thoroughly investigated, including injuries he has suffered in prison. Give thanks for Sami Rasouli, one of the founders of CPT partner Muslim Peacemaker Teams, who received an honor from the Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice.

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 16, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 16, 2013

Pray for CPT al-Khalil (Hebron) as team members face increased obstacles from border security in crossing into Israel in recent months. Hope that authorities would instead support the team and its partners in working to end violence in Israel and Palestine.

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 9, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 9, 2013

Give thanks for the gift of friendship between CPT Colombia team members and an 11-year-old artist from their neighborhood. Pray for the team’s peacemaking in relationship-building with neighbors and partners as they all work toward ending violence in Colombia.

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 2, 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 2, 2013

Pray for indigenous leaders and CPT members accompanying them on a delegation to Britian Oct. 2–9 in support of First Nations land rights. Also lift up the Elsipogtog First Nation in its nonviolent efforts to protect the water and land.

Prayers for Peacemakers, 6 September 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, 6 September 2013

Pray for the people of the Old City of Hebron and the South Hebron Hills who received inconclusive rulings from Israel's High Court of Justice on cases that have crucial impacts on their lives this week.

Related Story:  JERUSALEM: Israeli High Court postpones ruling on al-Rajabi Building, sends Firing Zone 918 for mediation

Prayers for Peacemakers, 16 August 2013

 Epixel* for 18 August 2013
 

 Therefore, since we are
surrounded by so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us
also
lay aside every weight,
and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us,
 looking
to Jesus, the founder
and perfecter of our faith.

Hebrews 12: 1-2a

 
  

Prayers for Peacemakers, 16 August 2013


Give thanks that Colombian authorities have revoked the right of Aportes San Isidro SA Security Guards to carry weapons because of their violent attacks on the people of Las Pavas. 

Pray that the local police, who have not protected the Las Pavas community in the past, will enforce the court’s decision

Related story:COLOMBIA: Good news for Las Pavas! Government revokes gun permits for Aportes San Isidro security guards.