As a Baptist family, we grieve for the recent events in Israel, Gaza and the wider region. We stand in prayer with Christians across the world…
Along with many of our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe, we are praying for all those affected by conflict and pain in Israel, Gaza and the wider region in this time.
Our hearts particularly go out to our Baptist sisters and brothers in the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, and the Council of Local Evangelical Churches in the Holy Land, including a Baptist church in Gaza. We pray for them, for God’s courage, healing and wisdom.
From the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) family…
‘As a global family, we mourn together the horrific bombing of the al-Ahli Hospital, often known as the Baptist Hospital. There is a vibrant and historic legacy of Baptist leadership in this hospital that has offered the compassion of Christ to all who entered its doors, a ministry continued today by the Anglican Church. The Baptist World Alliance mourns the tragic loss of life and the untold cost that will continue to unfold in the lives of those who depended on this hospital for care and shelter.
We stand in prayer with the leadership and staff of the hospital, the Anglican Church, and all who are grieving. We continue to plead for the protection of all citizens and the establishment of genuine peace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.
Baptists across Israel and the Palestinian Territories request fervent prayer for just peace.
This includes the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel with 17 Baptist churches and the Council of Local Evangelical Churches in the Holy Land representing 13 Baptist churches in the Palestinian Territories, including a Baptist church in Gaza.’
We pray the beautiful promise found in Malachi: that ‘the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings’ (Malachi 4:2) over all those in the region, and over His world.
Please join in prayer with us and the BWA family. You can find a Prayer Guide with specific prayer points here: Standing in Prayer for Israel and the Palestinian Territories | Baptist World Alliance