Dear Prayer Igniter
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BLESS ISRAEL
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12: 2-3
BRIDGES IN FRIENDSHIP GROW
I invite you to be a “Watchman Reader” of this invitation to bless Israel.
PRAY NOW as you read and listen for what God may be saying to you about being a blessing to Israel. As you receive this IGNITE INVITE I will be arriving in Jerusalem on Saturday 28th June- 6th July. Our first-born son Nicholas and our dear friend Adam McDonald will be with me.
PRAY NOW for Nicholas and Adam that they will capture God’s heart through photographs of the Jewish Agency projects we visit. We are producing a photo storybook invitation giving details and specific calls to action in partnering with the Jewish Agency that will bring:
HOPE AND A FUTURE
This is the title of a magnificent 15-minute documentary movie just produced about The Jewish Agency by a WoodsEdge Church team directed by Brian Mann. The Photo Story Invitation Book under the same title is a project detailed plug in to the documentary, which you can watch by going to: www.hopeandafuture.org (Password: hope)
PRAY NOW our united prayer as friends of God.
“O Lord God Almighty, our Maker and Sustainer, we come before Your throne acknowledging that You are the glory and lifter of our heads.
You alone are worthy of praise! From the lips of Your children You have ordained praise because of Your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger. As brothers and sisters of the Household of God, both Jews and Christians, we offer to you a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving on behalf of The Jewish Agency for Israel and our One Mission congregations.
We praise You for Your everlasting arms that surround these organizations and our families. We thank You for Your love that will never leave or forsake us! We are comforted by Your words to the prophet Isaiah that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of The Lord will lift up a standard against him. We appropriate Your words to David that You contend with those who contend with him and fight against those who fight with him! We agree with Your promise to Moses that You our Lord will fight this battle as we, Your people, keep Your peace. We thank You, Adonai, that You lead Your children in paths of righteousness for Your Name's sake.
Father in Heaven, we proclaim the words of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20- "You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in Your hand, and no one can withstand You... our eyes are on You." We thank You, Father, that You who watch over Israel neither slumber nor sleep. We declare in agreement with your word in Psalm 91 that you have given your angels charge concerning us to keep us in all our ways.
We thank you for the testimonies of Your great faithfulness that will arise as Your mercies flow and transform lives in our projects. We bless Israel and proclaim that You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed on You because they trust in You. We unite ourselves in prayer for Your shalom as Your people called by your name.
May You, The Lord bless and keep us; Lord make Your face to shine upon us and be gracious to us; Lord lift Your countenance upon us and give us peace. In the love of our Father, AMEN” (This is adapted from Jan DeChambrier’s prayer we continue to pray jointly with The Jewish Agency for the kidnapped Israeli boys.)
PRAY NOW Moments Are Never Forgotten.
The question is do you forget to PRAY NOW?