Prayer during olive harvest

 

Pray for Palestinian brothers and sisters experiencing random and unprovoked attacks from extremist Israeli settlers during the current olive harvest. Pray also for international volunteers accompanying them for their safety. May the settlers  see their  neighbours as full human beings with the right to live, build and work on the land they have lived on for generations. May the military, police, and judicial system protect farmers from harm, regardless of culture and language and history. May justice and love reign in the land we call "Holy."  (For more information on the Palestinian olive industry and fair trade oil visit: https://zatoun.com/).

 

 

Prayer for Olive Harvest

by Suzanne Gross

Our God of justice and love for all, we pray for the volunteers dedicated to protecting our Palestinian brothers and sisters vulnerable to random and unprovoked attacks--especially during the current olive harvest time. We pray for extremist settlers to have their eyes opened and to see their Palestinian neighbours as full human beings with the right to live, build and work on the land they have lived on for generations. We pray that those charged with protection -- the military and the police, the judicial system -- will see all human life as equal in the eyes of God. Protect your people from harm, regardless of culture and language and history. We pray that eyes will be opened to the oppression experienced by our Palestinian brothers and sisters, and that your justice and love can reign in this land. Amen