The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, Hosam Naoum, calls on members of the Anglican Communion, and all Christians, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Almighty and Everlasting God:
Our days are in your hands;
we lift up all those in the Holy Land who are victims of violence and injustice,
that you might empower your Church
to bring healing to the wounded,
relief to the suffering,
and comfort to those who mourn;
we pray also that you would soften the hearts of all those involved in the recent conflicts,
that they would be led to work for justice and lasting peace in the land where your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ first came to bring hope and abundant life to all people;
these things we ask in his Holy Name. Amen
During this time of pandemic we pray the Church of England prayer to remember before God those who have diedGracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
Perfect for all seasons and situations:All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.