EACH DAY THIS MONTH
ABM Prayer Theme:
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The Church is made up of four dioceses, three of which are transnational. The Diocese of Jerusalem takes in Palestine and Israel, as well as Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. The Diocese of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa encompasses Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia. The Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf comprises Cyprus, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. The fourth diocese covers Iran. Give thanks for the witness to Christ from this multi-ethnic, multi-lingual Church.
SUNDAY 21 APRIL – Easter Day
◊ ABM Prayer for the Day: Give thanks for St Luke’s Rehabilitation Centre, run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem at Beit Mery in Lebanon. It serves intellectually challenged children of the community. It runs a vocational workshop and training program that incorporates a variety of activities that support underprivileged youth and children with disability. One activity is food manufacturing. Young people in the centre take great pride in producing tasty pastries, sweets and chocolates to sell in Lebanon and in neighbouring countries like Jordan. However, the centre is now in need of a reliable machine that will allow young people to continue being trained in chocolate making. Pray that disadvantaged students will be given the opportunity to carry on with their work, becoming active contributors to their community. Pray for the director of the centre, the Rev Imad Zurob, and his team.
◊ Australian Cycle of Prayer: The Diocese of Rockhampton – Bishop David Robinson, the clergy and people
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