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This prayer accompanies the Peace Lamp for the Holy Land - a project of Caritas Jerusalem to pray for peace in the Holy Land, and support employment.
A Prayer for peace in the Holy Land
As You light this lamp, join together with people around the world in praying for peace in the Holy Land
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). Lord, help us to be peacemakers in the Holy Land.
"Now the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace always by all means," (II Thessalonians 3:16) Lord, give the Holy Land peace by Your means.
"For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. (Ephesians 2:14) Lord, be our peace and break down the walls of partition dividing the Holy Land.
"I am the light of the world." (John 8:12) Lord, help us to be lights to the Holy Land.
"They will hammer their swords into ploughshares and the spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation, no longer will they learn how to make war." (Isaiah 2:4) Lord, fulfill this promise now in the Holy Land.
"But Esau ran to meet him (Jacob), took him in his arms, threw himself on his neck and wept as he kissed him." (Genesis 33:4) Lord, help the people of the Holy Land follow the example of Jacob and Esau and reconcile themselves to each other.
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105) Lord, as we light this lamp, let your Spirit enter into the hearts of those in the Holy Land and be a lamp unto their feet and a light to their path.
"Peace I leave you with, My Peace I give to you: …" (John 14:27) Lord, we thank you for your peace and we accept it in the Holy Land