As Christians, we are the children of Abraham, called by God to be a blessing to all the nations of the world. (Genesis 12) One of the ways that we fulfill this call is through prayer and action. Sometimes, it’s easy to know what to pray, other times, the political-historical-economic-cultural climates of a situation makes it more difficult. The conflict between Israel and Palestine seems to be one of those more difficult situations.
Today, we’re sharing some links to help you know what and how to pray.
A good place to start is to understand the recent history of the region. It’s as simple as reading the Wikipedia page on Israel. Or, read a book, such as Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour.
The Office of Social Justice of the CRC has a page devoted to links with information and organizations on their Middle East page.
As you pray, consider joining the Hope Equals initiative.