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Resolution Number: 2009-A037
Title: Pray for the Wall Around Bethlehem to Come Down
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention, urge every Episcopalian and every Episcopal Church and every Episcopal diocese, to pray, especially in Advent and during the Christmas season, for the Wall around Bethlehem and all other barriers to come down:

“Almighty God, Creator of the wonderful complex diversity of humanity; you have fashioned us in your image and commanded us to love one another;

Reach down your divine hand so that the wall shall come down in Bethlehem, the birthplace of your Son, the Prince of Peace; And may the crumbling walls herald the fall of all barriers that divide us.

Bind us together so that love gives rise to an abundance of tenderness among all people; and may our hearts like Mary’s magnify the Lord, and may your love shower down throughout the world so all divisions are scattered and washed away.

We ask this all with expectant hearts through Christ Jesus, our Lord, Amen.”

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), pp. 394-395.