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Sabeel is organizing an international witness visit from the 28th of February to the 8th of March 2018 under the theme: The Forgotten Faithful – A Window into the Life and Witness of Christians in The Land of the Holy One. Sabeel Witness Visits provide participants with the unique opportunity to experience the reality of Palestinians living under Israeli Occupation.

  • Lord, we pray for an enriching and fruitful visit that will enable the participants to see and learn firsthand the situation on the ground.  We pray that they will go back inspired and encouraged to continue the work of justice and peace for this troubled land. Lord in your mercy…

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“The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “(MADA), documented a total of 84 violations committed by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian journalists during the month of December.  Also during December, five journalists have been injured from stones thrown by Palestinian demonstrators during clashes with the Israeli occupation army.

  • Lord, we pray for the safety of all journalists, especially for the ones who work in conflict zones.  We give thanks to the people who dedicate their lives, cameras and pens to inform the world of the untold story. Lord in your mercy…

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An Israeli settler was killed last Tuesday after he succumbed to wounds sustained in a shooting attack near the city of Nablus. On Thursday, two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers as violence continues in the occupied territories.

  • Lord, as we pray for all the families who have lost their loved ones, we pray for the safety of our families and our own loved ones. We pray for justice and the end of oppression. Grant us Lord the gift to see peace and the end of violence in our country. Lord in your mercy…

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Rev. Ibrahim Azar, Pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem, was consecrated as Bishop of the Lutheran Church. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) is one of the Lutheran World Federation member Churches, serving approximately 3,000 local members.

  • Lord, we give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan, and his long service of the Evangelical Church in particular, and for the entire Palestinian people in general. We also hold the new Bishop, Ibrahim Azar, in our prayers as he takes on the new position in your service. May your spirit, Lord, empower him to remain the humble, loving and honest good shepherd we know. Lord in your mercy…  

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On Monday the 15th, Sabeel Jerusalem and Nazareth offices held a one day retreat in Bethlehem to strengthen fellowship among our staff and volunteers.

  • Lord, we pray for the staff and volunteers of Sabeel Jerusalem and Sabeel Nazareth. We pray for the Sabeel Board of Directors, Executive Committee and the General Assembly. We give thanks for all the Friends of Sabeel groups around the world. Bless their lives and work.
    Lord, in your mercy…Hear our prayers

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In response to a request from the Friends of Sabeel France, the Chief of Cabinet of the President of the French Republic assured them that President Emmanuel Macron never misses an opportunity to affirm his commitment to the two-state solution and the status quo over the holy places of Jerusalem. “France, a Friend of both Israel and Palestine, firmly condemns the illegal build-up of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East-Jerusalem.”

Dear Lord, every commitment of a Chief of State to put an end to the unlawful colonization of Palestinian territory by Israel is a source of hope for all of us. May deeds follow promises, and peace with justice become, at last, a reality for all the inhabitants of Palestine and Israel. May the project of President Macron to reactivate the peace process take shape quickly, for the sake of the dignity, the rights and the responsibilities of all people of the region. Lord in your mercy…

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The USA administration is threatening to cut aid funding to the Palestinians if they do not submit to the dictates of the USA and Israel.

  • Lord, you have taught us: “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God”. We pray that the Palestinian leadership and our people do not submit to the bullying of the rich and powerful, but remain determined to assert their national and human rights. Lord in your mercy…  

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Last Thursday, hundreds of Palestinians protested in the Gaza Strip against electricity cuts and worsening economic conditions. Gaza’s two million residents have been subjected to a brutal, decade-long blockade by Israel.

  • Lord, we pray for the world to stop living in darkness regarding the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza. We pray for strength to continue to speak truth to power and set the Gaza Strip free from this evil blockade. Lord in your mercy…

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On Sunday, Israel published a list of 20 global organizations whose members will be barred from entering the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel’s occupation.

  • Lord, we pray for all human rights organizations of the world who stand firmly for justice and peace in Palestine and Israel. May this action by the State of Israel only serve to embolden those human rights defenders to continue their work for justice and peace. Lord in your mercy…

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According to the “Israeli Peace Now” movement – a watchdog on Israeli settlements – the Israeli Civil Administration’s “High Planning Committee” is expected to approve the promotion of at least 1,329 housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

  • Lord, the greed of the Israeli occupation continues to dispossess our people of their lands. We pray for the international community to continue to condemn and act against the illegal actions of Israel and stand for our Palestinian rights. We give thanks to all the people of conscience in Israel who continue to expose the aggressive actions of their government. Lord in your mercy…