Prayers

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.

Prayers for Peacemakers, July 13, 2013

Epixel* for July 14, 2013
"How long will you judge
unjustly and show
partiality to the wicked?…"
Psalm 82:2

Prayers for Peacemakers, June 13, 2013

Give thanks that Warrior Chief John Levi of Elsipogtog was released on his own recognizance on Monday after an arrest for probation violations stemming from a June 21 demonstration in which Canadian police had arrested other people, but had neither arrested nor cited him.  The arrest seemed designed to do harm to Levi’s standing in his community.

 

 

Prayers for Peacemakers, 3 July 2013

Prayers for Peacemakers, 3 July 2013

 Epixel* for 3 July 2013
 
 

 I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.

-Psalm 30:1

 


Ask that God grant protection to the people of Las Pavas, who were once again the targets of violent harassment when a fireball was launched from amidst the the palm tree crops of the Aportes San Isidro Corporation on 27 June 2013 at the community's ranch house.  Give thanks no one was hurt, but pray that the hearts of the corporation executives, the henchmen they are paying to attack the Las Pavas community, and the police officers they have paid to look the other way will be transformed and that the impunity for their actions will end

Related story: COLOMBIA: Aportes San Isidro increases violent harassment of Las Pavas community, including attempted arson



Prayers for Peacemakers, June 26, 2013

Give thanks for the release of whistleblower Karzan Karim, jailed in 2011 in Iraqi Kurdistan after publicly denouncing corruption at Erbil International Airport. Karzan thanked Christian Peacemaker Teams and other organizations that advocated for him during his imprisonment.

Prayers for Peacemakers, June 19, 2013

God, grant that colonial peoples may overcome their indoctrination to discount indigenous knowledge and wisdom. Open minds, hearts and spirits in North America to face and overcome patterns of domination and fossil fuel addiction. Give your church determination to turn from destroying your earth.

Prayers for Peacemakers, June 12, 2013

Pray for Mi'kmaq and Maliseet people and their allies in New Brunswick, protesting
seismic testing and plans for fracking with its threat of contaminated land, water
and air.  Pray for courage among supporters, safety for activists, and a good mind
for police.