A prayer for peace on Palm Sunday

This prayer from the URC highlights fatal terrorist attacks in Israel, 22 March – 7 April 2022.

  • We continue to pray for those affected by war in Ukraine, remembering there is ongoing conflict and devastation in other places too.
  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for three of four fatal terror attacks in Israel in the past three weeks.
  • Armed conflict continues around the world today. We work and pray for a time when all sorrows cease and all people will live in peace.

 

God of all,

On this day of celebration and triumph,
of palm waving and hosannas,
we pause, as Jesus did, to cry for peace in Jerusalem,
and in the Holy Land.

Lord, bring your peace
and make us peacemakers.

As Jesus wept over the city,
we think of families that weep for loved ones
in Be’er Sheva, Hadera, Bnei Brak and Tel Aviv,
and pray for peace to prevail.

Lord, bring your peace
and make us peacemakers.

In every place of conflict,
far away or nearby,
on our screens or hidden from view,
protect the vulnerable, we pray.

Lord, bring your peace
and make us peacemakers.

Amen