Greetings friends! Indeed, time spent in prayer is never wasted, so I hope it is your habit to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as Psalm 122 exhorts.
On the first Wednesday of every month we join believers from all over the world to do just that. Our Father in heaven is pleased when His children unite together at the foot of the throne. Today’s the day, so let’s go there!
PRAISE: Lord, we praise You that You are a God of encouragement. A great Salvation is coming for Israel, as this great Salvation came for us. We praise You for Jesus, Messiah of Israel. Amen.
Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes;
Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
PONDER: In spite of the variety of deadly enemy campaigns against Israel throughout the ages, there is a promise that this darkness will fail. We are called to encourage Zion with the assurance that a great deliverance is coming, that there will be a blessing, and that this salvation is embodied in a person, the Messiah, who died for them. His reward for Israel is with Him, to the embarrassment of all who have ever hated Israel, including (at times) the Church. There is a glorious future beyond the present which is a blessing to Jerusalem and a blessing to us. Let us usher Him in with our prayers.
PRAY: See this month’s prayer points, posted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and pray accordingly. Find the “Current Prayer Guide” here. (Hint: there are several prayer points, so why not split them up and pray for a few of them each week throughout the month of November.)