Hope for the Holy Land
by Mae Elise Cannon, World Vision
World Vision recently completed the Winter 2014 Hope for the Holy Land Tour!
Visiting churches in Illinois, Washington, and Oregon, and in Canada from British Columbia to Manitoba, we’ve been blessed and encouraged by the church’s compassion and enduring desire to see peace and justice in the Holy Land.
We’re also encouraged by the many Christian voices in North American who are speaking out towards this end. These communities have welcomed us with open arms; we want to thank them, and continue to pray for these communities.
We ask that you would bless communities
as they continue their discussions on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.
As we know it is an extremely impassioned issue,
we ask that you would extend your grace,
and be with these congregations through their conversations and discernment.
We continue to pray for the church’s call to be peacemakers,
and ask that you would bless communities as they pursue this end.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Heavenly Father, we ask that you come into the middle of the Isreal-Palsistine conflict. Give the leaders wisdom, sympathy, and love. Also, we ask that you give them forgiveness. Help to end the conflict peacefully and quickly. Bless the people on both sides and allow them to see your glory. Let you be glorified in a peaceful resolution. In Jesus name we pray.