Pray for peace in the middle east and the 2nd Advent Candle

The Second Advent Candle (The Bethlehem Candle for Peace)

The United Reformed Church and The Methodist Church in Britain invite you keep the 2nd Advent Candle throught Advent and Christmas as prayer for peaceful resolution in Gaza. Please follow the links for more information and resources:


God of light and salvation, our refuge and our strength, We pray for the people of Israel and Palestine amid the escalating violence. We pray for those killed and injured by rockets from Gaza in southern Israel. May your rod and staff comfort them.

Prayers from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Prayers from the Methodist Church of Great Britain

Prayers from Embrace the Middle East (Bethlehem Carol Sheet)

Prayers from the Catholic Church Worldwide

Prayers from Islamic Relief

Prayer from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Churches Together in England Call to Prayer