On the first Wednesday of every month, Christians from around the world join together in the Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative. Igniting prayer warriors worldwide, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem guides us through Isaiah 62, where we focus on one verse per month while praying for current prayer needs.
So, let’s gather in the throne room!
PRAISE: Lord, we praise You! You are good, Your love endures forever! We thank You, bless You, honor You and give You thanks. We come before You with glad praises and joyful thanks. Amen.
(I’m combining verses 8 and 9 in order to avoid beginning in the middle of the concept.)
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.”
But those who garner it will eat it and praise the Lord;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.
PONDER: The Lord promises that which the Jewish people gather and bring together, they will eat and drink. This sounds fair enough. It is simply normal. But it is only normal for a people who are not at war, being plundered, or raided, or under siege as Jerusalem has been throughout most of her history. As God’s people enjoy food and drink, they will praise the Lord in the holiness of His presence. In this same scroll, Isaiah recorded the words of God, “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance” (Isaiah 55:2). We ask God to compel Israel to seek this satisfying food, praying…