Spiritual Resources

Prayer and advocacy concerning peacemaking in the Holy Land is born from our faith in Jesus Christ. As Christians from across the theological spectrum we share a common passion and call given to us by God; a call which lived, died and was resurrected for us in Jesus, and; a call which is continually strengthened and guided by the Holy Spirit.

To help us in this work of faith Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) has created and gathered a variety of spiritual, and educational resources for individual and communal use to help engage your congregation in learning and reflection. Together, we hope to engage and act upon our Christian calling to be peacemakers.

CMEP’s current resources include our Prayers for Peace (P4P) blog and seasonal devotions for Lent and Advent.

Advent 2022: Embodying God’s Peace

This year, we were pleased to partner with author Kelley Nikondeha to create devotionals on the theme of “The First Advent: Embodying God’s Peace” throughout the season of Advent.

New this year: CMEP’s first Advent Devotional Book

In addition to our usual Advent Devotionals, CMEP is pleased to have partnered with author Kelley Nikondeha to create a devotional book entitled “The First Advent: Embodying God’s Peace Plan” that is available for purchase for you or your church group. This devotional book contains devotionals for each Sunday of Advent, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as Alternative Advent Practices written by members of CMEP’s staff.

CMEP is very thankful for those writers who contribute Spiritual Resources. However, CMEP does not necessarily agree with all the positions of our writers, and they do not speak on CMEP’s behalf.

– Your team at Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

Churches for Middle East Peace, the World Council of Churches, our board member organization the Franciscan Friars, and Christians around the world gathered online together for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme for 2022 is “We Saw the Star in the East, and We Came To Worship Him.” CMEP hosted a religious leader from the Middle East each day from January 18-21 for a time of prayer and reflection. 

Join us as we pray together in hope of Christian Unity.

Friday, January 21, 2022 – Rev. Wadie Far
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – Anne Zaki
Wednesday, January 19 – Archimandrite Abuna Emanuel Youkhana
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Rev. Dr. Rima Nisrallah

Previous Years’ Lent and Advent Reflections