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Help those affected by conflict in Gaza

Palestinian medics carry a casualty as they run past a burning building in Gaza City. AP Photo

The people of Gaza urgently need your help. More than 2,100 people have lost their lives already with the number rising every day. Thousands have been injured and over 1.7 million people have been affected by the destruction of water, electricity and waste infrastructure. Act for Peace's partner on the ground provides medical care and trauma support, work which will be increasingly needed in dealing with the impact and aftermath of the war. According to the UN, at least 60,000 children will need trauma counselling, and that number could increase.

How your church can help

  1. Hold a prayer vigil for the Christian communities in Palestine and Israel.
  2. Raise much needed emergency funds to help those in need through an open plate collection.

Hold a prayer vigil for the Christian communities in Palestine and Israel.

Pray together as a congregation for all who are suffering, and for peace in the Middle East.

Prayer for Peace in Gaza and Israel

Prayer offered by The Church of England

Lord God of compassion,
whose will is for peace built on righteousness,
we pray for peace in Gaza and Israel:
for an end to hostilities,
for comfort and help for all who suffer,
and for reconciliation between Palestine and Israel,
through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. 

ACT Palestine Forum prayer vigil for peace in the Middle East

Compiled and written by the LWF Jerusalem Program staff.

Almighty God, deliverer, protector and advocate of the injured and suffering; when the foundations of the earth are shaking, give strength to all your people to uphold justice and safeguard the rights and lives of all, especially the most vulnerable in society.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We pray not for Arab or Jew, nor for Palestinian or Israeli, but pray rather that we might not divide them in our prayers, but keep them together as one humanity in our hearts.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of Justice, bless our Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sisters and brothers who work for peace through justice. Strengthen our resolve to advocate for an end to the Occupation and to the hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians in the face of seemingly endless violence and tragedy. Guide the leaders of the nations of the Middle East to know your will and to support a just peace for all of your children.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

For more prayers offered by the LWF Jerusalem office visit the ACT Palestine Forum.

Raise much needed emergency funds to help those in need through an open plate collection

Cash donations collected through an open plate collection can be deposited into your account. You can then make a payment to us online or by cheque. Details for each of these options are below.


Transfer the money to Act for Peace's ANZ account:

Name: NCCA
BSB: 012 006
Acct. No.: 1352251
Reference number:
Your reference number is your supporter ID. Please ensure you quote it so we can acknowledge and receipt your deposit. 

By cheque

Make a cheque out to: Act for Peace – NCCA

Please post your cheque to:
Act for Peace – NCCA
Locked Bag Q199
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230


Your supporter ID can be found in the grey footer of our emails or just above your church name on your Christmas Bowl receipt letters or call us on free call 1800 025 101 for your unique ID.

More ways to take action

Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.