We can support both Israelis and Palestinians by taking part in a new international prayer vigil sponsored by the ACT Palestine Forum that began December 24, 2012. The prayer vigil is intended to take place around the world on the 24th of each month until the Israeli occupation of Palestine ends, all violence ceases and a just and equitable peace is negotiated. This can be as simple as co-workers gathering at lunchtime to pray for peace with justice in the Holy Land, or a meditative, musical liturgy followed by a speaker and time of education about the people and issues involved. Download these resources:Bulletin insert to advertise prayer vigil (one half-sheet double-sided)
Palm Sunday Prayer Vigil Bulletin Insert (one half-sheet double-sided)
Palm Sunday Prayer LItany Bulletin Insert (8 1/2 by 11 double-sided)
Lenten Prayer Litany
More prayer vigil resources
Ideas for education.
Lenten Prayer Folder for International Prayer Vigil
(Thanks to Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, IL, and Musician Helen Ailabouni, who made these meaningful Middle East prayer liturgies available to all.)
More Holy Land Prayers and Litanies: Use these prayers in your congregation, in your daily prayers, and in your prayer vigil.
Peace: See a collection of inter-faith prayers for peace in the Middle East.