- We began by reading the prophetic portion from this Shabbat: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold…all your sons shall be taught of YHWH; and great shall be the peace of your sons. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Behold, they shall surely gather together, yet not by Me; whoever shall gather against you shall fall for your sake…
Friday Prayer Points
These Prayer Points are the prayers which are prayed through at the "Intercessors For Israel" Friday Prayer Meetings. They are also sent out weekly via email.
- This Shabbat’s prophetic reading introduces a series of readings of comfort following the fast of Tisha b’Av and leading up to Rosh Hashanah. It starts with these verses:
Comfort, O comfort My people, says your God. Speak tenderly to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is done, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received of YHWH’s hand double for all her sins…Say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!’
Isaiah 40:1-2, 9b
- Enter His gates with thanksgiving:
Make a joyful noise to YHWH, all you lands. Worship YHWH with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that YHWH, He is God. He has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For YHWH is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. Psalms 100:1-5
- We bless You for being our God and making us Your children.