Prayers for Peacemakers, April 13, 2016 Palestine
Pray for U.S policymakers who are questioning their country’s unwavering support for Israel. These include Representative Hank Johnson, Senator Patrick Leahy and eight other members of congress who held up the Israeli military’s murder of Hadil Hashlamoun in Hebron last fall as an example of why the U.S. needs to re-evaluate military aid to Israel. They also include Senator Bernie Sanders, who has called for Israel to stop building settlements and referred to the indiscriminate killings of civilians in Gaza in 2014. Even though he misstated numbers of Palestinians killed in an interview and his comments brought a barrage of criticism from other candidates running for president, he has not backed down from his statements. Pray that these congressional members will continue to show the courage of their convictions, and that the voters in their districts will have the wisdom to resist the pro-Israeli Occupation lobby during the elections.
|*Epixel for Peacemakers April 16, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Easter|
|Senator Patrick Leahy Representative Hank Johnson|
|Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your|
staff-- they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint
my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:4-5