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Prayer for Israel and Gaza

We pray for the people of Israel and Palestine amid the escalating violence.

We pray for those killed and injured by rockets from Gaza in southern Israel. May your rod and staff comfort them. We pray for those who are grieving. May they know your ever-present help.

We pray for the protection of those who have been taken hostage by Hamas. As they walk through this dark valley, may they fear no evil.

We pray for the civilians of Gaza. May they know that their help comes from the Maker of heaven and earth. We especially remember all of those who have been killed and wounded in Gaza today – may you comfort and heal those who are in pain and those who have lost loved ones.

And we pray for those in leadership in Gaza and Israel. May you guide them along the right paths. We ask all this in union with Christ and trusting in the power of your Holy Spirit.  Amen


A Prayer for the Holy Land from Pope Francis and His Eminence the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Let us pray with one heart and one soul – Lord come to our aid, grant us peace, teach us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: Never again war.’ Lord Hear Us.



Loving God, we pray for the people of the Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them.  We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.  We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reachnout in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.  May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of the Ukraine and for all the world.  Amen



We pray for the success of the Synod and its follow-up.  Please click here to read the talk given by Fr Timothy Radcliffe to the members attending this event.  Details of the discussion so far are available on the Vatican website.