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The Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Daily Prayer - Day 21 (from 'Partners in Prayer')

Day 21

Detail of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
in the West Bank, Palestine. The church was
founded by the Emperor Constantine in AD 327.
© Alf Finch, 2014.

… Christ Jesus our hope … 
1 Timothy 1.1

Today we pray for the Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East. We remember especially –

  • Archbishop Suheil Dawani, all the bishops, priests and deacons of the Church and the people they serve in God’s name
  • the Provincial Secretary, Georgia Katsantonis
  • Suheila Tarazi and the work of the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza
  • the work of the Princess Basma Centre in Jerusalem, which ensures children with disabilities have access to quality health services and inclusive education
  • the work of EpiscoCare, the social services agency of the Diocese of Egypt
  • the province’s healthcare centres and its educational institutions
  • the work of St George’s College in Jerusalem, a place for short-term pilgrimages, study, interfaith conversation and reconciliation
  • the many migrant workers and students, especially from Africa, the Philippines and the Indian subcontinent, who live in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

Lord Jesus Christ, Hope of all those who call on your name, we give you thanks for our partner, the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Bless its ministry not only to the people of Palestine and Israel and the twelve other countries that make up the province, but to all the pilgrims who visit the holy places following in your earthly footsteps. Prosper and defend the provincial parishes, healthcare centres, and educational institutions, especially St George’s College in Jerusalem. This we ask in your name who, with the Father and the Spirit live and reign in praise and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East is one of the most diverse provinces of the Anglican Communion. Jerusalem Diocese covers Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Egypt Diocese covers Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia. Cyprus and the

Gulf Diocese covers Cyprus, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman and Yemen. The fourth Diocese covers Iran. The province is thus multi-lingual and worship can be found in English, Arabic, Farsi, Aramaic, Hebrew, Urdu and more besides.

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