30 Days of Prayer Int'l
Colorado Springs, CO
Much has already been said about the October 7th Hamas attack in Israel. And about the military response against Hamas in Gaza that has killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians. Today we want to focus on these civilians throughout the Gaza Strip who suffer the most and are in great need of prayer.
How to Pray for Gaza
The conflict in Gaza is a longstanding and deeply rooted issue, characterized by complex political, historical, and religious dimensions. The root causes of the conflict include territorial disputes and the struggle for self-determination. After the creation of the Israeli state in 1947-48, many thousands of Muslim and Christian Palestinians were driven from their homes and businesses into other towns and refugee camps.
One of these terrifies became the Gaza Strip. And it was quite open until the 1967 war, when Israel decided to further isolate and restrict movement, and began the erection of gfences, walls and mine fields in and effort to restrict travel, trade and personal freedoms.
These past decades of harsh measures in the densely populated Gaza Strip has led to further job losses, economic suffering, radicalization of young people and the rise of Hamas. Meanwhile, decades of International efforts to broker peace and find solutions to the conflict have failed.
Yet, God is at work among both Muslim and Christian Palestinians. Stories of changed lives do filter out and, while many Palestinian believers have left in recent years, the small local church still bears witness to the story of Jesus.
How to Pray
- Pray for peace and an end to the current Israeli-Hamas war
- Ask God to bring peace to the region and an end to the blockade against Gaza and human rights violations.
- Pray for Palestinian Christians to be bold in their faith and share with their Muslim friends and neighbors
- Pray that many would find peace in Jesus at this difficult time.