Lord Jesus Christ
You grew up in the Holy Land during a time of Roman occupation
And in the midst of that occupation you gave your followers a new vision
Not of an earthly kingdom
But a kingdom beyond space and time
A kingdom of justice, peace and reconciliation
Where righteousness will flourish.
Look upon all your people in Palestine
And as you heard our prayers for an end to unjust rule in South Africa
Give them also that peace, justice and reconciliation that you desire for them.
Give them boldness and courage
Occupy their hearts and minds with your faith, hope and love
To withstand the forces of evil
And strengthen them with your Holy Spirit
To proclaim your peace over Jerusalem
And your justice over all your people.
For the sake of him who was born, crucified, risen and ascended in Palestine.