The first Wednesday of every month is a day of prayer…and this month, if falls on the 1st! Tomorrow is the day, so let’s begin the month by joining thousands around the world in prayer for Israel, the nations, and for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. It is their prayer initiative that draws us all together at the foot of the throne.
Isaiah 62 serves as a prayer guide, and we focus on a specific verse each month. August is the 8th month (on the Gregorian calendar), so verse 8 is where we will anchor today.
PRAISE: Lord, You are the Mighty One of Israel who makes promises and keeps them. We praise You for this and marvel over Your amazing track record in fulfilling Your pledges. Amen.
The Lord has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
“I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”
PONDER: The Lord is described as making a vow with His right arm. Symbolically, the right arm represents strength and dexterity. He promises that Israel will no longer toil to the point of exhaustion, only to hand everything over to the enemy. He has sworn. Sworn, in its most literal form means, “to seven oneself,” seven being the number of perfection and completion. It’s as if the Lord repeats His declaration seven times. We can count on a time that Israel will be able to keep her food and drink, her bread and wine, for which she labored and not have it stolen by the enemy. It is for this we pray.
PRAY: This month’s specific prayer points are found on ICEJ’s Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative page. Please join others from around the world in lifting these petitions before the Lord.
PS: This prayer event happens every month, and I hope you will join the worldwide movement. Click here to find out how.