For Zion’s Sake – May 2019

ICEJ: Isaiah 62 Prayer

Hey gang, heads up! Our monthly day of prayer is coming up fast in May! We’re talking about the first Wednesday of each month that is designated as a day of prayer by those participating in the Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative. Tomorrow is May 1…the first Wednesday…so get ready to pray!

As usual, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has provided a prayer guide with specific prayer points. You will find it here.

But in addition to that, I want to provide more impetus for the prayer effort.

First, Russia and Iran just announced joint naval exercises to be conducted in the Persian Gulf (off Iran’s coast) later this year. This follows January announcements of similar exercises in the Caspian Sea, situated on Iran’s northern border. While not particularly fond of one another, Iran and Russia have similar ambitions to invade and destroy Israel, yet with different motives. An Iranian leader remarked that Iran and Russia “enjoy high capacities and potentials for increasing bilateral [military] interactions.”

Pray for the peace and security of Israel, amidst enemies determined to destroy her.

Secondly, Yom HaShoah begins tomorrow night at sundown. Though the world commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January, the Jewish people have their own remembrance each year on the 27th day of Nisan, a week after the 7th day of Passover, and a week before Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers). It is a somber remembrance in Israel. Here is an insight:

Friends, I hope you will dedicate some prayer time tomorrow to the survivors of the Holocaust, as well as the nation of Israel that still mourns the loss of 6 million Jewish lives taken in the Holocaust.

Finally, I was thankful to hear President Trump declare April 28-May 5 as “Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust.” You will find his full statement here. Let’s join him in remembering, and let’s praise God for a world leader who stands up for the nation of Israel.

There is much to offer the Lord in prayer. Please carve out some time tomorrow to join believers from all over the world in prayer for Israel.

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