For Zion’s Sake – July 2017

ICEJ Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative

Hi friends!  It’s first Wednesday, which makes this our monthly day of prayer for Israel.  We join in the International Christian Embassy’s Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative, so let’s enter in together!

Isaiah 62 contains 12 verses, therefore verse 7 is our key verse this month.  However, verse 7 is incomplete without verse 6, so we’ll combine the two:

On your walls, O Jerusalem,
    I have set watchmen;
all the day and all the night
    they shall never be silent.
You who put the Lord in remembrance,
    take no rest,
and give him no rest
    until he establishes Jerusalem
    and makes it a praise in the earth.

PRAISE:  “Lord, we praise You that You receive our incessant requests and Hallelujahs,  never having a quiet moment to Yourself.  Thank you that You have commanded us in this.  Amen”

PROCLAIM:  And give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth!

PONDER:  “Give Him no rest.”  This may well seem like a command for bad manners, but Jesus had this concept in mind too, when He told His disciples how they should always pray and never give up.  He told them a parable about a judge who did not care about God or people, and who muttered to himself that he would see that the persistent widow would get justice so that he would not become worn out from her incessant badgering.  Then Jesus said this:  “Shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?  I tell you that He will avenge them speedily” (Luke 18:7-8).  In both testaments, we’ve been given the green light to “pester” the Lord until He fulfills His promise in making Jerusalem a “Hallelujah.”  So, again.  And, again.  And, again, we go to Him as He teaches us to do.

PRAY:  See the Current Prayer Guide for this month’s specific prayer points.

Find an Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative group in your area, then join them for prayer.  (If you live in the Phoenix area, please join us at Calvary Community Church, Room 301 tonight at 6:00pm.)

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