Support for the Holy Land

First published on: 13th October 2023

Update: 13 November 2023

From Diocese of Jerusalem, the Episcopal Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, which has been directly run by the Diocese of Jerusalem since 1982, is now the only functioning hospital in the north of Gaza. Other hospitals in the region are unable to function due to the damage caused by the airstrikes as well as the lack of fuel. The staff continue to implement a 24-hour emergency response plan; to meet the increasing number of wounded and traumatised persons.
USPG is currently accompanying the Diocese of Jerusalem’s emergency response through Al-Ahli Arab Hospital by providing financial support.

If you would like to donate, please donate here and mark your donation to the Diocese of Jerusalem.
Please join us prayer:

  • As the only remaining open hospital in the northern part of the strip, may Al-Ahli Arab Hospital receive the supplies needed to function and provide the care needed for those in agony and distress.
  • That all hostages may return to their own families and homes.
  • For the safe and significant arrival of aid to be allowed into Gaza.
  • For God to expand the imagination of leaders in the region and around the world to meaningful and sustainable solutions that will build peace and justice in the long term.
  • For Christians to stand against the evils of rampant anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
  • That people's hearts are not turned to hate by this war. 

“Remember the humanity of those who are suffering and those who are supporting them through this crisis.”

- Joel Kelling, Provincial Administrator, Province of Jerusalem & Middle East and Regional Facilitator, Anglican Alliance


In a video address to members of the Church of England's General Synod, Most Rev'd Hosam Naoum calls for a ceasefire and a plea for peace in Israel and Gaza. He calls on the international community to work for a ‘just and lasting’ peace. Watch it in full here:



13 October 2023

‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee’ (Psalm 122) 

As the violence continues to unfold in the Holy Land, USPG upholds in prayer all who are suffering due to the hostilities. We join with churches and religious organisations around the world in a call for peace and an end to the violence. 

USPG is in close contact with the Diocese of Jerusalem and we ask for urgent prayers for peace and protection in the region. We use the words of the prayer written by the President Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & the Middle East, and the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Hosam Naoum:

O God of all justice and peace we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land. 

Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths - Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land. 

While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples. Guide us into your kingdom where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children for, to all of us, you are our Heavenly Father. 

In Jesus’ name we pray. 


Please pray too for Archbishop Hosam Naoum, and other Christian leaders, as they continue to serve their people and work for peace and reconciliation. 

Read The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury's statement here 

Read the statement by The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem here