Friday, April 9th, 2021 —
Come Holy Spirit to the Nations!
Joel 2:19,25,28, “I will send you grain and new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied by them…I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten… I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh…”
We pray for every nation. Let the Holy Spirit be sent from Heaven and bring revival to every tribe, language, and people. Our divine Savior, Jesus, literally changed our past, present, and future, and opened the way for all of creation to be renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Let the door of salvation through the gospel be opened in the whole world. As our hearts and eyes are turned to heaven, Lord, send Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, fall on us, and revive Your work. We pray for every town and city, from the rural to the densely populated urban centers. Let there be an overflow of the budding of a fresh sending of the Gospel by the Holy Spirit sent from Heaven (1 Peter 1:12). Where the darkness resides, we ask for an encounter like Saul of Tarsus, where there was a bright light out of which You spoke. Release your vessels as ministers of light and salvation in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 2:17, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.”
Psalm 104:30, “You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.”
Show us Your glory again. Reverse the effects of COVID-19 across the world. Thank You for the lowering numbers of COVID-19 cases. We pray for economic recovery both in the United States and across the world. May the financial markets roar back from the loss caused by the pandemic. We agree for a turnaround from all hardship from the restrictions for every business and family. Restore us oh Lord, and bring us back from the grave in glory this season. We worship You and thank You for all that You have done.
Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day
Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
This week commemorated Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism of the Jewish people. This day is observed by Israeli citizens and the Jewish community worldwide. We remember the six million lives lost during the Holocaust, and bind the demonic spirit of anti-semitism which is repugnant to the heart of God and brings a curse on a people and nation. The Bible clearly tells us, “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). Our values originate in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who promises that those who bless Israel will be blessed (Genesis 12:3). Those who curse Israel will suffer God’s curse. Those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem will prosper (Psalm 122:6). We hunger for God’s blessings over us, our children, and our nation.
Release blessings on Israel and pray for peace of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu as he is given the mandate to assemble a coalition after an inconclusive election. Pray for President Biden and his administration and that our nation would continue strengthening ties with Israel and those who are allied with her. May God put a shield of protection over Israel and all those who bless her.
Psalm 83:1-18, “Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more’… O my God, make them like the whirling dust, like the chaff before the wind! As the fire burns the woods, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire, so pursue them with Your tempest, and frighten them with Your storm. Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, that they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.”
Psalm 102:13, “You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come.”
Psalm 122:6, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May they proper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.'”
Isaiah 62:6-7, “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”
Previous Watch Focuses
We come to the holiest of weeks as we approach Palm Sunday, our remembrance of the day prior to Passover on which Jesus came to Jerusalem on a donkey before His arrest, suffering, and crucifixion. The people in the streets wove palms and shouted out in wo