The world has witnessed a season of major transition and shaking in the Middle East. This is the time to pray and seek God for this whole region. In Israel, Arab and Jewish believers will come together to do just that on Pentecost Sunday 12th June, to join with Christians who will be praying in many nations around the world during the Global Day of Prayer.
The Nazareth prayer ministry HOPE, led by Arab Christian, Rania Sayegh, will be conducting the Global Day of Prayer gathering in Israel in cooperation with the Evangelical Association of Arab Churches. This is the 5th year that believers in Israel have joined this International prayer initiative and the 2nd year that both Jewish and Arab believers will come together to pray and repent for the nation of Israel.
Your People My People was privileged to be able to attend last year’s gathering in Israel and to witness firsthand the wonderful display of unity, as Jewish and Arab Pastors repented and prayed together. One of the highlights of the day was when the Arab Pastors washed the feet of the Jewish Pastors and then the Jewish Pastors reciprocated. The Holy Spirit was working on the hearts of both Arab & Jew and much healing took place that day.
This symbol of love and humility ignited a dance of joy that zigzagged around the room and culminated in an exuberant, joyful time of praise. God’s heart was blessed to see these Middle Eastern brothers and sisters 'dwelling together in unity'.
“The Lord has promised if we humble ourselves and seek His face and turn from our wicked way,” said Rania, “ He will come and forgive us and heal our land! We are standing on this promise to see healing released back to Nazareth and all of Israel!”
Let’s take this opportunity on Pentecost Sunday to pray for this special gathering, to join our faith with theirs, and to see God move in Israel in unprecedented ways as Israeli believers, Jewish and Arab seek His face together.
Please stand with HOPE and the organisers of the Global Day of Prayer in Israel.
- Arab & Jewish leaders to respond to God’s calling for repentance and also to attend this event.
- An outpouring of the Spirit of repentance over the churches & leaders, for Arab & Jewish believers to be one in Spirit.
- Pray for a spirit of wisdom & revelation as the details are prepared for this event, such as logistics & the program to be laid according to heaven's agenda.
- Pray for financial provision to cover the expenses of this event. The organisers need around $4000 to cover the costs.
- Join us in asking the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of the believers, Arabs & Jews, for this time of genuine, real repentance.
- Pray for the worship teams, both Arab & Jewish, to be led by the Holy Spirit and release the sound of heaven for breakthrough.
"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.
Join with Israel and the Global Day of Prayer initiative by joining together with other believers to pray for your nation and for the world. During the 10 Days leading up to the 12th June Day of Prayer, we will be posting the 10 Day GDOP Prayer Guide on Your People My People's Facebook and Twitter.
For more information about the history of International Global Day of Prayer movement and current events, check out their International website at Global Day of Prayer.
If you would like to be involved practically by sowing financially into the event in Israel, to help HOPE cover the expenses of this special gathering of believers in Israel - click on the link below.