Sabeel Prayer Wave September 4, 2014

TheWave of Prayer: This prayer ministry enables local and international friends of Sabeel to pray over regional concerns on a weekly basis. Sent to Sabeel’s network of supporters, the prayer is used in services around the world and during Sabeel’s Thursday Communion service; as each community in its respective time zone lifts these concerns in prayer at noon every Thursday, this “wave of prayer” washes over the world.
Sabeel art piece

Sabeel Wave of Prayer September 4, 2014

God of peace, we lift up our gratitude for the cessation of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket fire. In Gaza, people are uncovering the extent of the devastation to this small region where nobody was untouched by tragedy. Some estimate that it could take as many as 20 years to rebuild Gaza. Lord, as food and medical supplies enter through narrow Gaza border openings, we pray that this will be the last time the Gazans have to rebuild. Show your people there a future with freedom and human rights, merciful God, and let your peace and justice prevail. Lord in your mercy…

The Palestinian children in the West Bank and Jerusalem returned to school this week. Lord, give them safe passage as some cross checkpoints or travel near settlements or walk along busy roads. Many children in Gaza will start the school year late. Loving God, provide Gaza with safe school structures and the capacity it desperately needs so that the children there too can return to school and childhood. Lord in your mercy…

Lord, this week Israel announced the biggest plan in several decades to illegally confiscate Palestinian land (nearly 1000 acres/3799 dunams near Bethlehem) and turn it into land belonging to the state of Israel. Israel intends to build a large Jewish settlement there, which jeopardizes the possibly of establishing a Palestinian state. God of wisdom, we pray that the international community acts on this unjust land grab and others so that a permanent political solution can finally make its way to this weary region. Lord in your mercy…

We thank you for the people from organizations who are taking on the important task of counseling some of the traumatized children in Gaza: listening to their stories, providing creative outlets for expression, and offering support to their families to help them start to feel safe again. These social workers and educators are a light in the darkness, nurturing the littlest of your children. Lord in your mercy…

We pray alongside the World Council of Churches for the countries of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Lord in your mercy…

Conversation at Sabeel

News from Palestine, Mazin Qumsiyeh

On Israeli television when asked if he agrees with the idea that Israel
assassinated his predecessor Mr. Mahmoud Abbas said we have no proof of who
did it. Ten years after and he has no proof. But in the same week Mr. Abbas
and his security services took less than 10 hours to accuse Hamas without
any proof of the suspicious bombings in Gaza at some offices and homes of
Fatah officials (no one was injured).

Article and photo expose of our museum in the premier environmental
magazine in Palestine.  For those who read Arabic (for others you can look
at the pictures from our nascent museum and/or use google translate)
متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي: تحفيز البحث العلمي في كل ما يحيط بنا
د. مازن قمصية: كثير من الكائنات في فلسطين آخذة بالانقراض وعلينا التخلص من
الاحتلال العقلي قبل الاحتلال السياسي
http://www.maan-ctr.org/magazine/article.php?id=739fey473598Y739fe

On Berlin Wall’s collapse [25th] anniversary, Palestinians punch hole
through West Bank [apartheid] wall
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.625514
video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haTM5rkai74

We could use volunteers (and partners) especially to prepare for the
Science fair (20-29 November) at the museum. Call us at (970)2-277-3553 or
email info@palestinenature.org or visit www.palestinenature.org to see how
you can help

Hollywood “stars” raise $33 millions for terrorists (and it is all
tax-deductible)
http://www.jpost.com/International/Star-studded-event-raises-record-33-million-for-IDF-381104

We are following up to build partnerships with our Palestine Museum of
Natural History (palestinenature.org). There was an interesting highlight
when I was asked to join a demonstration at Chermin-Nobel plant that makes
parts for “hellfire” missiles and exports weapons of human destruction to
Israel. The growth of BDS has been a positive movement in Europe.
Video of me, Max Blumenthal, Mand Bassem Tamimi in Oslo Social Forum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7_os7bbo9A
Picture of me at the demo (text in Norwegian)
http://www.dt.no/nyheter/demonstranter-blokkerte-sprengstoffabrikk-i-setre-1.8640907

Suggestion for a new book title “Europe and Palestine: A history of
collusion with colonialist Zionism, a future of cooperation for humanity”
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