A prayer from the President and Vice-President of Conference
God of peace and compassion,
We pray for all impacted by the escalation in conflict in Israel-Palestine.
For all who are mourning.
For all who are fearful, today, and for what may lie ahead.
For all traumatised and re-traumatised by what they have experienced.
Enable us to stand in solidarity with people of peace.
May your Spirit bring peace and healing to your troubled world
A prayer from the Methodist Peace Fellowship
Oh Jerusalem, how we long for all peoples to be gathered up under the wings of peace and yet your heart is shattered and your sides pierced by swords of grief.
Beloved city, may mercy and justice walk in your streets and markets, show us how to look into each others eyes with love and equity so that all humanity might die to violence and live to trust our neighbours once again.