Pita Bread & Prayer

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.'” – Psalm 112.6

This week, a group of us got together to eat pita bread, falafel with hummus, talk about some of the group’s recent trip to Israel, and pray. (Check out Javon’s piterest board for some great Israeli recipes.) I made Israeli pita bread (recipe from here) for the evening, which was decidedly less daunting that it would seem.

Around the table(Picture source: The Yard PDX)

I love nights like this for so many reasons. It’s gathering around the table with new and old friends, its trying new things and expanding our cultural experiences and it’s praying in a more educated way for places around the world. If you’re interested in hosting your own prayer night, I’d love to talk with you about how we do it. You can also check out my Pinterest board here (Culture/Prayer Nights) for some ideas.

Olive oil and bread bar
(Picture source: Elizabeth Ann Designs, photo Ken Klenow)

I think we’d all tell you though, the great thing about gathering like this is the lack of rigid structures. We’re just believers coming together to eat, learn and pray. The relationships that form out of that happen because we’re joining over something so powerful. And while we might not see results in the countries we’re praying for, I certainly see results of it in myself. And that’s something powerful too.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. flowry says:

    Mmm pita, falafel and hummus sounds awesome, and I like the idea of coming together with people informally to enjoy each others company in faith.

    Faith

    1. Amber says:

      Thanks Faith. It always turns out to be a powerful evening!

  2. Christen says:

    Oh how fun!! I just did an Israel unit with my cooking class–we made hummus that was very disappointing. 🙂 I will have to check out some of Javon’s recipes! Great being with you this morning.

    1. Amber says:

      Sounds fun! Always cool to bring experiences into the classroom! And it was great being with you too, even if it isn’t very often 🙂

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