Prayers

Prayers for Peacemakers, April 3, 2014

Prayers for Peacemakers, April 3, 2014

Give thanks for the successful conclusion of the training in Iraqi Kurdistan.  It  was an important step in changing how training is done in CPT.  In addition to local participants from Iraqi Kurdistan, trainees, and trainers from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Colombia, and Canada.

See IRAQI KURDISTAN: Participants in Iraqi Kurdistan training reflect on their five weeks

See video participants put together about their training experiences.

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 19, 2014

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 19, 2014

Pray for the upcoming CPT Europe delegation in April, which will focus on the violence and injustice refugees and migrants face on Europe’s outer borders.  Pray also for the families of the seven migrants who drowned last night when the boat they were sailing on from Turkey sank in the Aegean Sea.

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 5, 2014

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 5, 2014

Pray for the community of Guayabo, Colombia, which successfully resisted an eviction in November, but still fears the intervention of illegal outside armed actors.

Erik Yesid Payares, 32, a leader for the community of Guayabo, asked CPT’s Colombia team to publicize the following request this week:  “It is important to us that this problem is made known.  We are humble people of peace and small farmers.  We live in a critical situation under threat.  We ask that you help us and not abandon us.”’

 

Epixel* for 9 March 2014

if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,
then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
Isaiah 58:10

*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 February 27, 2014

Prayers for Peacemakers February 27, 2014

Give thanks for the participants currently involved with the Iraqi Kurdistan training, and ask the Holy Spirit to fill both the trainers and trainees undergoing the training.

 

Epixel* for 2 March 2014

So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this
as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

2 Peter 1:19

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

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 ​a palm company burned another house down within a month. Give thanks that a compilation of Las Pavas's songs of resistance ​ ​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.