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.


Lent 2023: Realizing God’s Perfect Peace

Devotions will be posted on this page and through the Prayers for Peace (P4P) blog as they’re released. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to order a print-on-demand booklet of all of the devotions, check back here for a link that will direct you to where you may purchase one copy or a copy for your entire Bible study group.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023

Join CMEP, the World Council of Churches, our board member organization, the Franciscan Friars, and Christians around the world for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18, 19, 23, and 24, 2023. The theme for 2023 is: Do good; seek justice (Isaiah 1:17).

The Franciscans elaborate on the theme for 2023: “The entire scriptural passage for the theme is Isaiah 1:12-18, lamenting a lack of justice among the People of God. Yet, it also promises redemption by encouraging acts of justice.”  Read more about this week here.

Join us in prayer in the hope of Christian Unity.


Previous Years’ Lent and Advent Reflections


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 the 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