Statement from the Bishops of St. Albans Diocese
Our prayers are with all those affected by the growing violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict, especially those who have been injured, killed or taken hostage. We condemn the appalling desecration of human life and call on everyone to pray for peace.
Here in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, we urge everyone to reach out to their neighbours and protect Jew and Palestinian alike.
May the God who is our strength and refuge be our guide.
+Alan, Bishop of St Albans
+Richard, Bishop of Bedford
+Jane, Bishop of Hertford
A Prayer For Peace Throughout The World
Almighty God, you are the source of truth and peace,
Plant in every human heart a deep love of peace,
And guide with your pure and peaceful wisdom all those who take counsel from the nations of the earth;
So that your kingdom may go forward in tranquility,
Until the whole earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
A Statement and Prayer for the Situation in Israel and Palestine