“The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective“– James 5:16b.

Dear brothers and sisters, we send you our greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The past few weeks have been filled with turmoil in our country. Protests spread everywhere in Lebanon and around the globe by the Lebanese population demanding their basic rights and the resignation of the government. As a result, roads and companies are currently closed! People are either stuck at their homes or on the roads protesting. Our country’s economy is paralyzed! People are jobless, penniless and the future looks bleak! Our population is crying out for change and even though the protests are peaceful, the safety concerns of Lebanon are increasing day after day.

As we are called to pray without ceasing, let us together lift our voices in longing for justice and peace in Lebanon and all the Middle East.

Yours in our Common Lord,

Moufid Tohme