Wave of Prayers

July 20th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Last Friday, three men from the Palestinian town of Umm al-Fahm inside Israel were killed after shooting and killing two Israeli Druze police officers at the checkpoint at the entrance to Haram Al-Sharif. As a response, Israel has implemented collective punishment through actions like closing Al-Aqsa mosque, requiring that worshippers go […]

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July 13th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Ranan, a member of our Sabeel family who works at the office in Jerusalem, got married last Friday. Her wedding was a wonderful celebration with lots of friends and family members. She and her husband, Alex, will be leaving for their honeymoon in Sri Lanka next week. Lord, we thank you […]

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July 6th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   There continue to be new settlements approved in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. There are now plans to evict several Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in order to build new homes for settlers. God of justice, we watch in anger and frustration as more […]

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June 29th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   There have been a string of attacks by Israeli settlers in the West Bank recently, particularly in the region of Nablus. At the same time, the Knesset has just approved the preliminary reading of a bill to annex some of the settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which […]

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June 22nd, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer    Israeli Occupation forces shot and killed two 18-year-old Palestinians after they attacked and killed an Israeli border policewoman outside the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Lord, the people ask how long the streets of Jerusalem will be a battle ground. Why won’t the Israeli occupation end? The decision makers remain silent […]

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June 15th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer     The government of Israel has recently approved thousands of new housing units in illegal settlements in the West Bank, including over 3,000 which are scheduled for “immediate construction.” Creator God, the Israeli government continues to illegally grab Palestinian land. We pray that the international community will have the courage […]

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Lord, hear our cry

Sabeel June 8th, 2017 Wave of Prayer   2017 marks many anniversaries in the history of Palestine. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Lord, this week we lament 50 years of occupation, which gave birth to so much injustice, suffering, and […]

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June 1st, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Palestinian political prisoners ended a 40-day hunger strike after the Israeli prison service agreed to meet most of their just and rightful demands.   Lord, we confess that we could have done more to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners as they demanded their basic rights. We give thanks […]

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May 25th,2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer May 25th,2017 Last Sunday, the Israel prison service evacuated 60 hunger-striking Palestinian political prisoners to hospitals because their medical condition had deteriorated. The Israeli prison service has also moved 592 hunger strikers to infirmaries set up in the prisonsfor observation. Lord, we give thanks for the steadfastness of the Palestinian prisoners […]

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May 18th,2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer This week the Palestinians are commemorating the Nakba, the catastrophe that happened 69 years ago, 530 Palestinian villages and towns were destroyed and over 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly driven out their homes in 1948. The Nakba created an enormous refugee problem and catalyzed a process of generational dispossession for Palestinians. God […]

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May 11th 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer UNESCO – United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – has endorsed a contentious resolution referring to Israel as the “occupying power” of Jerusalem. The agreement reaffirms the religious importance of the Holy City for Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The resolution said “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by […]

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May 4th 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   On May 3rd, U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the White House. The two leaders will discuss ways to revive the peace process. Lord, we pray for courage as Mahmoud Abbas speaks truth to power at the white house this week. We pray that […]

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April 27th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners continue with their hunger strike for the second week. Palestinian prisoners are refusing food in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions of the approximately 6,500 Palestinian political prisoners who are currently in Israeli jails. Lord, give us the power to stand in solidarity […]

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April 20th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Monday, April 17th, is the day dedicated for Palestinian Prisoner’s.  In commemoration of this day, over 1,200 Palestinian prisoners launched an open ended hunger strike to protest Israeli measures and demand for their basic human rights to be respected.  We watch with great expectation of God’s mercy on six thousand Palestinian […]

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April 13th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer   Jerusalem is keeping Holy Week with prayer and meditation along the fourteen stations of suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ. This year, Easter Sunday falls on the same date according to all Christian Calendars, Eastern and Western. We pray for cooperation and goodwill among the region’s various denominations. We hope […]

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April 6th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Last Friday, six thousand Palestinians and internationals from around the world participated in the “Fifth Annual Free Movement – Palestine Marathon” in Bethlehem. The objective of the Marathons is to open the eyes of the world to the situation of the Palestinians and their limited freedom of movement. Lord, we give […]

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March 30th, 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer Last week, the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, published a video that showed Israeli forces in the city of Hebron abusing an eight year old Palestinian child. The video shows the army dragging the boy, barefooted, through a neighborhood in the city in order to identify other children who allegedly threw […]

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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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