Wave of Prayers

March 23rd, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   Tamir Pardo, Israel’s ex-Mossad chief said publicly that the Israeli occupation is Israel’s only existential threat. Pardo said that Israel is sticking its head in the sand regarding the conflict with the Palestinians: ‘the conflict won’t resolve itself’ Lord, we give thanks to all voices that continue to speak the […]

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March 9th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer March 9th, 2017 2017 marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, a declaration that gave birth to the  injustice, suffering and dispossession of the Palestinian people. Sabeel does not want to this year to be only a time of looking back. Through our 10th International Conference this week, let us aspire […]

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March 2nd, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   Jubilant crowds gathered in the Palestinian towns on Saturday evening to watch the highly-anticipated announcement of the winner of the Arab Idol singing contest in Beirut, that has had millions of viewers fixed to their TV screens since November. Celebrations broke out in Palestine, as native of the town of […]

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February 23rd , 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Last Sunday morning, Israeli occupation forces surrounded a primary school in the bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank and delivereda demolition order. The school was built in 2009 with the assistance of an Italian NGO, Vento Di Terra, using ecological methods including construction out of used car-tires. […]

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Feb. 16th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington on Tuesday hoping to find in President Trump a kindred spirit and a compliant ally. Lord Jesus, both Pontius Pilate & Herod Antipas conspired unjustly against you. Dear Lord, you alone faced the powers of injustice while your friends abandoned you. Please […]

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February 9th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Thousands of Palestinian and Jewish Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday in protest of home demolitions targeting the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Demonstrators called the Israeli state’s demolition campaigns against its Palestinian citizens “racist” and an act of “incitement”. Here in Palestine and Israel, Lord, we feel constant aggravation as […]

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February 2nd, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer On Friday, Donald Trump president of the United States, targeted seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees with a travel ban, excluding religious minorities. The ban is likely just a first step towards establishing a broader ban. Lord, refugees are stranded, bombs are being dropped on their homes and walls are being built […]

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January 26th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   A fire broke out in the village of Ein Nakuba in East Jerusalem Saturday, killing a 36 year old Palestinian mother, and her three children, aged 3, 6 and 10. According to investigators at the scene, the blaze likely began after a heater in Hanadi Jabar’s home burst into flames. […]

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January 19th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Pope Francis and the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City. Issa Kassissieh, the Palestinian ambassador to the Holy See, called the move “a significant achievement for the Palestinian people,…”. Lord, we thank you for the world leaders who recognize our country and acknowledge […]

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January 12th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer When the Israeli occupation forces turned up to demolish a home in the West Bank village of Budrus on January 6th they were met with an unexpected obstacle: dozens of Palestinian women protecting the house with their bodies. Over 1100 homes and structures have been destroyed by the Israeli army in […]

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January 5th, 2017

Lord, from the land of your Holy Son we thank you for this New Year and for all the  potential it holds. Come and kindle in us your mighty flame as we recommit ourselves to work for the coming of your kingdom Help us Lord to use our faith this year as a source of […]

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Dec. 29th, 2016

Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Abu Farah and Anas Shadid announced the suspension of their 90 day hunger strike on Thursday, following an agreement with the Israeli military prosecution that the two would be released after one final renewal of their administrative detentions. Lord, we remember Palestinian political detainees and prisoners in Israeli jails. Administrative detention contravenes […]

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December 22, 2016

The darkness in Syria continues. Hundreds of thousands are dead, millions are displaced and refugees continue to seek safety from land once was their home. Lord, we pray for your spirit to move us as we have become apathetic to Syria. The storms of evil continue to blow in Syria leaving only ashes and smoke. […]

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December 15th, 2016

Israeli lawmakers voted last week to advance a bill which would retroactively legalize settler homes built on private Palestinian land. All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law and major stumbling blocks to peace efforts as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state. Lord, the powerful in Israel […]

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December 8th, 2016

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Kairos Palestine is celebrating its 7th anniversary on the 8th and 9th of December in Dar Annadwa International Center of Bethlehem under the title ‘Faith, Sumud, Creative Resistance!’ (Sumud means steadfastness in Arabic.) Lord, we pray for the Kairos Conference in Bethlehem that it may be a reflective and motivating time […]

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December 1st, 2016

Sabeel Wave of Prayer December 1st, 2016 Strong winds and dry weather have fuelled hundreds of fires across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory last week. Tens of thousands of residents were evacuated from their homes. Major fires in Israel and Palestine are now under control. We pray for all those affected by the fires […]

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November 24, 2016

The Israeli High Court rejected the government’s request for another delay in implementing a court order to demolish Amona, an illegal Jewish settlement built on private Palestinian land. The justices ruled that Amona must be evacuated by December 25. Following threats on internet forums from extremist Israelis over Amona demolition decision, chief of Israeli Supreme […]

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November 17th, 2016

 Sabeel Wave of Prayer November 15 marks Palestinian Independence Day. Unfortunately, 28 years since the state was declared, true independence remains a dream. God, we offer thanks for all the people and organizations working to bring about a just peace that will allow Palestine to experience actual independence. We pray for transformation and freedom in […]

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November 10, 2016

Sabeel Wave of Prayer The leaders of the world’s Catholics and Lutherans have signed a joint declaration at an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the greatest schism in western Christianity. The declaration stated that what unites the two traditions is greater than that which divides them. Lord, we are thankful for this joint declaration. We pray […]

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November 3, 2016

Many West Bank communities are facing acute water shortage that has lasted for months. In the Salfit, Jenin and Hebron governorates, some villages have gone as long as 40 days in a row without running water. Israel implements a policy of water cuts on Palestinian territories each summer, but this year, it reached an unprecedented […]

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October 27th, 2016

On Friday Israeli settlers confiscated 300 Dunums (133 acres)  of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley, shortly after the meeting of the UN Security Council in which all 15 members including the US agreed that the settlements have been an obstacle to peace for too long and must end.    ·         We pray that the Security […]

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October 20th, 2016

The olive harvest has started in Palestine. Many Palestinian communities, who earn their living from this harvest, are unable to reach their olive groves due to the separation wall, or their proximity to illegal settlements, or because of military intervention. God, we lift our prayers for Palestinian farmers who are taking the risk to harvest […]

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October 13th, 2016

Israel demolished 22 Palestinian structures, half of them homes, in five West Bank communities. The demolitions left 56 Palestinians, including 30 minors, homeless. The authorities also demolished water cisterns, livestock pens, and part of a school. This is part of a massive demolition campaign to pressure Palestinians to leave Area C that has, since the […]

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October 6th, 2016

The Israeli navy is preparing to face the two all-women boats heading towards Gaza. The purpose of this journey is to raise awareness about the blockade of Gaza, to bring necessary supplies for the people and to break the ten-year-old siege of the Gaza Strip. The boats, which are part of the Freedom Flotilla Alliance, […]

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September 29th, 2016

Wave of Prayer Barak Obama told Israel it cannot permanently occupy and settle on Palestinian land in a speech to the United Nations. John Kerry, in a closed meeting in New York, accused Israel of breaking its promises and warned the status quo is unsustainable. Lord, Pontius Pilate knowing of your innocence sentenced you to death unjustly. […]

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September 22, 2016

On Friday September 23rd, Friends of Sabeel—Netherlands will hold a conference on the theme of “Thinking and acting beyond Oslo”. The conference comes in conjunction with the calling this week of The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches, for a week of advocacy and action in support of an end […]

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September 15th, 2016 Brothers Mohamed and Mahmoud al-Balboul, along with others, have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting their administrative detention by Israel.  Mohamed has lost his eyesight as a result. Israel’s policy of administrative detention, allows the army to detain someone without charge or trial indefinitely. Furthermore the Israeli Supreme […]

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September 8th, 2016 Muslim Palestinians with millions of Muslim worshipers from around the world, are on their way to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj preparing for Eid al-Adha, the most important holiday in the Muslim calendar which falls on Monday the 11th of September this year. Lord Jesus, with those […]

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September 1st, 2016  In a report produced by the Israeli ministry of education, schools run by the Churches in Israel rank on top of the quality list. For the second year running, Christian schools in Israel have not received their promised, rightful, state- funding and are under threat of collapsing financially. Lord, we are grateful […]

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August 25th, 2016 1.2 million Palestinian students and 65 thousand teachers return to school after a long summer holiday this week. It is also worth mentioning that a Palestinian businessman also donated a generous amount to build a school in the North of the West Bank. Palestinian children in the West Bank and Jerusalem are […]

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