For Zion’s Sake – February 2018

Tomorrow is prayer time, warriors!  Yes, the first Wednesday of every month has been designated by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem as a day of prayer for Israel, her neighbors and the ICEJ.

So, let’s prepare for tomorrow’s prayer time.  Isaiah 62 is the basis for this prayer initiative, and I encourage you to take some time to pray through the entire chapter.  You will be blessed in doing so.  But to join with hundreds of thousands of believers around the world, we’ll focus on verse 2 this month.  (The chapter has 12 verses…one on which to focus each month!)

The nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new name
Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.

PRAISE:  Lord, thank You that nations and kings shall see righteousness in Zion.  We praise You that we who believe in Jesus, the Anointed One of Israel, partake of Your righteousness even now.  Amen.

PONDER:  God has not abandoned His people.  The nations – that is, the Gentiles – for the most part do not recognize God, let alone His people Israel and her eternal capital, Jerusalem.  But there are Gentiles who know their Bibles and see the truth, so God calls this remnant of “Biblical Zionists” to prayer.  He calls us to tell Him to bring forth all He has promised.  Today, kings, prime ministers, presidents and other world leaders do not see the glory in Israel’s future, but they will.  With joy, the nations and their leaders will one day behold a Zion that epitomizes justice and displays God’s splendor.  Jerusalem’s renown shall be designated by God Himself, and it is for this that He calls us to pray.

PRAY:  Find this month’s specific prayer guide here.

If you are not currently part of an Isaiah 62 prayer group, I encourage you to find a local group to join for this once-a-month prayer time.  It is powerful, and a great way to share in prayer with others who follow the Lord’s command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122).

If you are in the Phoenix area, join us at CalvaryPHX at 6:00 pm tomorrow.  We meet in room 301 (north side of campus).  Find directions and more info here.  If you are not in the Phoenix area, find a group near you.

For Zion’s Sake – January 2018

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Ok, prayer warriors, today’s the day!  It’s “first Wednesday,” and time to join with hundreds of thousands of fellow watchmen on the wall praying for Israel, the nations and the International Christian Embassy each month.

The ICEJ’s Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative keeps us all on the same page.  Take time to read Isaiah 62 and today’s prayer points (found here), then join the prayer movement and become part of what the Lord is doing in and around Israel.

Let’s start a prayer wave! If you’re praying, please comment…then share this post with other prayer warriors!

For Zion’s Sake – December 2017

Isaiah 62 December 2017

Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of the month, which means time to pray!

Actually, I hope you pray often.  However, the first Wednesday of every month is designated as a day of prayer for Israel.  The International Christian Embassy’s Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative is our guide and I hope you will find a local group to join with in prayer.

PRAISE: We praise the Name of the LORD, who seeks, redeems, sanctifies and saves. We praise You LORD for new names and new beginnings. We praise You for Your plan for Israel and for the nations, for it is glorious. Amen.

PROCLAIM: And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD: And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken  (Isaiah 62:12)

PONDER: New names are evocative of new beginnings, clean breaks, forgiven pasts, and a transcended future. We count four such names in this one wonderful passage: “The Holy People,” “Redeemed of the LORD,” “Sought Out” and “A City Not Forsaken.” In sum, the Jewish people shall be sanctified, delivered, pursued and favored! God will bring this to pass. We hold Him to His word to bring forth all He has promised, relentlessly reminding Him with our prayers.

PRAY: Find this month’s prayer points here.

Please be faithful in prayer today!  Blessings!

For Zion’s Sake – November 2017

Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of November, which means time to join the Isaiah 62 worldwide prayer initiative.  It is a day when hundreds of thousands of Christians from around the world join in unity to pray for Israel.  Join the movement!

Using Isaiah 62 as a prayer guide:

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.”

PROCLAIM:  Indeed, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.'”  (Isaiah 62:11)

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 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.

PRAYER:  Click here to get the November 2017 prayer points and join in the worldwide effort.

Note:  Looking for a prayer group to join?  If you’re in the Phoenix area, come join the Isaiah 62 Prayer group at Calvary Community Church.  We meet the first Wednesday of every month in Room 301 at Central campus.  (Find more info here.)