Prayers for Peacemakers, April 13, 2016 Palestine


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
*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing  with a text  from the upcoming Sunday’s Revised Common 
Lectionary readings.

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