This Friday is the official first day of summer, a good reminder of the seasons of our year and of our lives – and of the fact that God is the one Who orders them all in His perfect timing. As we experience the carefree joys of summer, let us remember these praises and prayers.
- As summer officially starts, let’s praise God for the beauty of His creation and the hope of a new season. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
- As world leaders leave the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, pray that they will return to their respective countries safely and that God will guide them to lead wisely. “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?”
(2 Chronicles 1:10).
- Praise God…
What a privilege it is to join together in prayer with 4Zion friends around the globe. The God who loves us unconditionally and unites us in His peace draws near to listen to our every prayer. As you go to Him with your gratitude and concerns this week, please remember the requests below.
- Continue to pray for residents of Oklahoma who are still recovering from massive tornado damage over the past couple of weeks, and for those in the path of the wildfires tearing through southern California. “I will restore them because I have compassion on them” (Zechariah 10:6).
- Praise God that Israeli forces recently thwarted a Hamas terrorist who had planned to carry out kidnappings and shooting attacks. “You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety” (Job 11:18).
- Thank God for the recent dedications of new 4Zion projects, including a…
Next Monday is Memorial Day, when we pause to remember the many people who have made great sacrifices over the years to preserve the rights and freedoms we enjoy in our democratic country. What a great time to pray for our nation, and for one of our greatest national, democratic allies: Israel. May God always have His hand on our leaders, our laws, and our nations.
- As we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day next Monday, praise God for the men and women who have fought valiantly over the years to protect and defend the U.S., and for the privilege of living in a democratic nation. “Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD” (Psalm 4:5).
- Pray for the families who lost loved ones in the terrible storms that hit Oklahoma on Monday, and also pray that the Lord provides strength to everyone working hard to rescue, recover,…
In response to the devastating tornado system that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday killing at least 51 people and destroying countless neighborhoods, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a letter to President Obama, offering support and condolences:
“On behalf of the government and people of Israel, I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and to the people of the United States on the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma and exacted such a horrific toll in human life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy and their families at this difficult time.”
We at 4Zion offer our prayers as well for all those who have lost loved ones and for those who are working hard to rescue, recover, and restore their communities.
“For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones” (Isaiah 49:13).
As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, let us be grateful for God’s good gift of family – whether those given us by birth or chosen out of love and friendship. Likewise, let us thank God for the growing unity between Jews and Christians around the world – a gift from the Father of us all. As you carry your joys and burdens to Him this week, we ask that you remember these requests as well.
- As the ongoing strife in Syria heats up, pray for an end to the violence, and that it will not spill over into Israel. “This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right… Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place” (Psalm 133:1).
- Praise God that Rabbi Eckstein returned home safely from another…