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“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and forevermore.
…Peace be on Israel.”
(Psalm 125: 1-2, 5, NIV)
As of late, it has come to my attention that the more a government or institution strays from seeking the good of Israel, the worse their situation gets. Our blessing, in one sense, depends upon the good of Israel– so much so that the writer of Psalms asserts that those who trust in the Lord are like the sacred mountain of Israel, Mount Zion.
Israel is currently in intense warfare. Please consider praying with me for the good of Israel, especially now. Thank you.
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God promised Abraham that his seed would be a blessing to many– and that seed, Jesus, did just that. Learn more about the Gospel here.
Please pray (find the prayer sheet here):
- For the good of Israel.
- For the USA, that they would not turn their backs on Israel.
Thank you for your prayers!
Hi guys. Yesterday, I watched a documentary called “Harem,” a documentary about how women in the Harem of the Sultan in Istanbul rose up into power and prestige. (You can watch the documentary here). These women did this through sex and having the Sultans fall in love with them. It was an interesting documentary, but many things caught my ear: Muslims during this time could only use Christian women as concubines (not free Muslim women), and there were many other policies used to oppress women of the Christian faith.
While some of these women were lucky and lived a live of luxury because of seducing the sultans, many of these concubines were locked in the Harem area: torn away from their families and made prisoners of war, used purely for sex by the sultan.
It sounded all too relevant, as the Chibok girls and SO many others have been ripped from their loved ones and made into slaves (hopefully not for sex). These women are chosen and given value based purely upon their looks and their creed… which breaks my heart, because these are real people.
Women with names, pasts, homes, loved ones.
Women forced to do many things purely out of being in bondage.
Unfortunately, this kind of subjugation and persecution is nothing new, as shown in the documentary. But there is hope for today. As long as the names of these precious, kidnapped young men and women are remembered, their value, humanity, and story will never be forgotten. This is incredibly important.
Please pray with me over those currently in the same predicament as those concubines were, so long ago. May they know their value by looking to the true King, King Jesus. May they never give up hope for freedom, and may they be freed soon, so that the healing can begin.
“Dear Lord Jesus,
You see each and every girl locked away all over the world. We pray specifically over those women held captive by Muslim terrorists like Boko Haram. Lord Jesus, may Your Daughters in captivity learn and know their value in You, and that they are not valued only for their bodies. Please bring down Boko Haram, bring those men to know You, and show them how to respect women. Please free these girls soon, and help them all to heal.
It is in Your Name we pray,
Do you know Jesus?
As said before, Jesus cares for each and every woman: locked away, and free but locked away due to sin. He thinks they are—that all people are—worth dying for. Learn more about how Jesus died for you and me, here.
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