A prayer for resilience 

A heartfelt prayer for a free Palestine
Facebook
Twitter
Email
WhatsApp
Print
A hand reaches over to move a piece on an old wooden backgammon board.

Dear Lord,

I am writing to you during these challenging times faced by my fellow Palestinians in Palestine. Our homes, people, and animals have been subjected to destruction by Israeli settlers. The communities in Masafer Yatta live in constant fear, always prepared for the presence of settlers and soldiers. They live under the constant threat of their houses being demolished by the far-right government. I find it disheartening that justice and equality seem elusive for my people, including myself.

Despite these difficulties, my faith in you remains steadfast. I find hope in the new leaves that adorn the trees, and I cherish moments of happiness when I witness elderly people in the Old City of al Khalil/Hebron engaged in lively backgammon games. The achievements of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement continue to empower me, and the love I see through my mother’s eyes strengthens my resolve.

I trust that you are not disappointed in me for my lack of complete understanding. I believe in your ability to bring about justice and equality for all. I hold onto the hope that one day, I will be able to enjoy my basic rights, and my community will experience safety and happiness.

Words fail to fully express the depth of my emotions, but my prayers for the resilience of the resistance, the well-being of indigenous peoples, and the work of peacemakers will persist.

With enduring love,

Ahmad

Read More Prayers

an images of the Aegean Sea, deep blue shimmering against a blue sky, with a boat in the far distance

We demand a life of dignity for migrants!

The winter winds bring more danger to migrants landing in Lesvos, from the massive waves to the biting cold, people on the move struggle to survive their journeys

profile images of Kurdish political prisoners, Mohsen Mazloum, Pejman Fatehi, Wafa Azarbar, and Mohammad Hejir Faramarzi are superimposed on a background of barbed wire fencing.

Iran executes four Kurdish prisoners

Iran has carried out several executions of political prisoners in the last few weeks in an act to suppress minority groups. In 2023 alone, at least 834 people were executed in Iran for their political beliefs.

Skip to content