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Israel Prayer & Disaster Relief

Published On October 12, 2023

The evil acts of terrorism by Hamas that have spread suffering throughout Israel have been shocking. In the midst of so much violence and suffering it can seem impossible to grasp for hope. But we hold fast to this conviction that even in the darkest moments, Jesus is still sovereign. And when we do not know what else to do or say, our King Jesus asks us to come to him in prayer.

Would you join our family of churches in praying:

  • For those grieving the sudden loss of loved ones, the thousands injured, the swift release of hostages, and those who have lost livelihoods and homes
  • For a de-escalation of this war and a miraculous restraint of evil and violence across the region
  • For the peacemakers and those in power: politicians, prime ministers, presidents, commanders, faith leaders, Palestinians who have nothing to do with Hamas but whose fate is bound up with them, the Church, and for ourselves as peacemakers to our neighbors

We believe in the power of prayer, and we also know that people are suffering and in need of humanitarian relief. We’re working with on-the-ground and trusted organizations to provide shelter and food to those who have been displaced, including World Relief, Samaritan’s Purse, and Texas Baptist Men’s. To donate to our disaster relief fund, please go to hppres.org/give and click on “Disaster Relief Fund.”

Kingdom Come is a church-wide gathering to pray, worship, and encounter God, taking place Wednesday, October 25, at 6 pm in Room L (sometimes called the Upper Room on the 3rd floor of the Hunt Center). Join us on this evening as we take time to pray for peace in Israel. Learn more at hppres.org/prayer.

We stand with all those who are suffering as we hold fast to the belief that “the Lord is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe. I call to the Lord, and he saves me from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:2-3)

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