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“The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.”

“I Beg You… Bear With One Another in Love”

Ephesians 4:1-3

An ecumenical group of Palestinian Christian women have prayed and reflected together over the past several years to respond to the invitation to write the 2024 program. Their theme is “I Beg You… Bear With One Another in Love,” based on Ephesians 4:1-7. This program calls us to bear with each other in love, despite all difficulties and oppression.  

The Worship Service shares stories of three Palestinian Christian women, who witness to the power of bearing together in love. Their stories illuminate the experiences of Palestinian women from three different generations. The symbol of an olive tree is used throughout the worship service. This represents the three generations through the trunk, branches, and leaves of the olive tree.

The Palestinian Christian women who wrote this worship service have invited the world to pray for peace, justice and freedom of religion and freedom of movement. Their prayers specifically call us to pray with women, refugees, persons experiencing homelessness, and all who are sick, dying and grieving. They also call us to confess to our collective role in causing the climate crisis, and to commit to repairing what we have destroyed. Finally, they call us, the global church, to be united in treating all with justice and love.

Click below to learn more about the World Day of Prayer in Palestine on the 1st of March 2024

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Get Involved

Palestinian Christians in Australia Committee members were contacted by members of the World Day of Prayer committee members across Australia to get involved in this project. They want our community to be part of this important day. They asked for Palestinian Christians to attend church prayer meetings across Australia and speak to an Australian Christian audience in need of hearing our story. They want us to share with them not only our story, but also our culture. We ask our community to attend, volunteer, speak and showcase our Food, Tatreez and Religious Icons and Artifacts from our Holy Land.

We invite you to be part of the World Day of Prayer for Palestine. You can either be a volunteer or a speaker. Click below to apply.

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A Message from the Christian Women of Palestine’s writing group

We call on you, sisters and brothers in every part of the world, to bear with us in love. We call upon you to unite your prayers with ours for a just and peaceful solution that would bring an end to human suffering. We call upon you to stand in solidarity with us to achieve security and peace for all people around the world.

WDOP PALESTINE FACT SHEET

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