Dear Praying Together in Jerusalem Supporters;
Having had a few days to reflect on our first gathering of Praying Together in Jerusalem, we all feel proud to have achieved what we did: despite tensions in the city, about 80 Christians and Jews and one Muslim appeared together in public to pray side-by-side. Thank you and congratulations to all those who were there. Your prayers most certainly went heavenward.
It is a good beginning.
We want to achieve even more at our next gathering, scheduled for November 26th – the last Thursday of the month – at 16:45 (4:45pm).
We really would like to see a real Muslim contingent as well as more local Christians and Jews. In order to make that possible, we are looking at security issues and other matters which might make everyone feel safe and comfortable to join us. There will also be some modification to the way the Jewish prayer takes place to accommodate the range of observance.
We are aware that we need to reach out in Hebrew and Arabic. If you are able to extend this invitation to your contacts in the language that would be most inviting to them, please do. We will ensure that the official welcome at the gathering is made in the languages of the participants. (It was only made in English last time once we realised that that was the common language of those gathered.)
If we can build on the success of last month and attract a larger and more diverse crowd on November 26th, we will know that we have really created a movement.
We pray that we have!
Eliyahu, Russ and Peta
Praying Together in Jerusalem