Jerusalem Prayer List April 16, 2018

I am still in Greece and that is the reason why I couldn’t write the prayer list last week on Thursday. We had a group from Netivyah travel in Greece to enjoy fellowship and a kind of a short vacation and to see the archaeology of Greece and learn a bit of the history of Greece. (If you want to see and hear some of what I did teach in Greece please go to the Netivyah facebook page and see what Yehuda is teaching and what I was teaching in Greece. I am sure that you will be inspired by both Yehuda and my teaching.)

During this week President Donald Trump and the USA, England, and French, military bombed some selected sights in Syria and the world is in a spin over it. There were three victims killed from the bombing in Syria according to some sources. Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies a week earlier killed more than a hundred and fifty women, children, old and young, and the world is acting like that’s o.k. – gas – what is that – why does the USA interfere in another sovereign country’s affairs? The International hypocrites of the worst kind are calling those who care about human rights and human dignity layers, hypocrites, aggressors, and corrupt.

Long time ago I wrote an essay called “We have lost our shame.” I looked for it but could not find it. Now the situation is even much worst – the “We” has changed to “The World has lost it’s same.”

Here are some statements from God’s Word about “Shame.” We all ought to take them to heart and etch them deep in our memory:

“How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness And seek falsehood? Selah! “ (Psa 4:2 NKJV)

“Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor Who seek after my life; Let those be turned back and brought to confusion Who plot my hurt.” [This text is about King David and applicable to Israel] (Psa 35:4 NKJV)

“Let them be turned back because of their shame, Who say, “Aha, aha!” Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!”’ (Psa 70:3–4 NKJV)

“Let all those who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned back.” (Psa 129:5 NKJV)

“Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge; Every metalsmith is put to shame by an image; For his molded image is falsehood, And there is no breath in them.” (Jer 10:14 NKJV)

The most worrisome thing about this is that we see Presidents, Prime Ministers, Pastors, Elders, Teachers, leaders, just have little respect for truth and no shame to twist the truth.

I confess that I am myself am not exempt from sin and need to improve my behavior. But, I am ashamed when I do fail and stumble on my path. Like King David, who sinned grievously multiple times and confessed and was ashamed of his sins and failures, we all sin and must be ashamed of our sin and allow God to forgive and clean us.

However, in global politics and even less global politics and on the media it seems like shame is not at all a consideration any more. Finances and success and prosperity are today the measurements by which people measure morality and greatness and even spirituality. The Word of God speaks of God putting to shame all those who are against Israel and hurt Israel and hate Israel, and blessing those who stand with Israel and support Israel, even in the time of our darkest chapters of History.

I have some new prayer requests for Israel. This week Israel will celebrate the 70th Anniversary for the Restoration of a Jewish State in the Land given by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their seed – the Land of Israel. I pray and ask you to pray for protection and angelic guarding of the country and land of Israel and the people of Israel. This special request is always in place, but now we know that the enemy is planning to disrupt the peace in the boarder with Gaza, and create havoc, trying to cause the Israeli military to kill as many of them as possible to be able to again bring condemnation of the world against Israel. The leaders of these radical terrorist organizations want to sacrifice their children and their families in order to gain political clout and opposition to Israel. May the Lord spoil their plans with wind, rain, storm, and hail, both physically and spiritually, and convert their hearts from hate to appreciation, from violence to peace.

Pray for the State of Israel – the only homeland of the Jewish people – a homeland that was promised and given by the Creator of the Universe Himself. Bless Israel and bless the Jewish Disciples of Yeshua in Israel. Pray for the unity and cooperation and unity of the Jewish Disciples of Yeshua in the Land of Israel.Pray for a young lady called Gabi – she is a precious dear kind of spiritual granddaughter for our family. She needs God’s help and her family needs divine patience and strength. Pray for speedy healing and total recovery of this precious young lady.

Pray for Julia, who has returned from our travel in Greece back home and was taken to the hospital with sever abdominal pain.

Please keep praying for a dear sister in China: Zhou Wenrilan.

Pray for the planned conference in Portugal in May 2019. This is a major event that we hope to hold in Portugal to awaken governments and the world attention and press for the Restoration of the Anussim (Marranos) both spiritually and physically to their naturals home.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Specially now when we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary there are forces in our region who are doing everything to disrupt and hurt and kill and destroy our joy and God’s joy for the restoration of His chosen people back to their land.

Pray for the finances of Netivyah.

Pray for the seeds that we plant in the electronic media to bring fruit spiritually and in relationship and partnerships and cooperation of doing God’s Work and spreading the Good News around the World.

Pray for the youth ministry of Netivyah. We have a new crop of youth that is just amazing and extremely talented and the youth leaders, Raphael and Yehuda, are doing such a great job. They need prayer and guidance and protection and support. This is the third cycle of Munchkins that are being raised and trained to excellence in Netivyah. The leaders now are both “graduates” of the Munchkins program, Yehuda is of the first cycle and Raphael is of the second cycle. There is good reason to invest and work with this wonderful youth and see them go into the Israel Defence Forces and serve their country and their Lord.

Pray for the Netivyah Scholarship program. We have already more than 20 years scholarships for students who are disciples of Yeshua who are students in a Bona-Fide Academic Institutes in Israel. We have already several cycles of Disciples of Yeshua from all around the country who have graduated and are lawyers and doctors and accountants . . . Men and Women who are walking with the Lord and contributing to Israeli society honorably, making a good living, and serving the Lord in their respective communities. These scholarships have been given and continue to be offered to disciples of Yeshua both Jewish and Arab. Now we are helping more than 15 students in the Universities of Israel, and next year we pray to the Lord for the provision to be able to help 20 students. The cost per student is 2000 dollars per year. This sum pays for Israeli students most of their tuition in the national universities in Israel. This is a big help to these future leaders in the country and in the Body of the Messiah. Please think to support this program.

Please pray especially for Marcia, my wife, and her health situations: Diabetic, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and some aging issues that need the Lord’s merciful healing hands to touch Marcia and comfort and restore some of her physical strength and energy and give relief for her pain.

Please also pray for my daughter and granddaughter and their health and strength and provision.

Please pray for Alexandra, a young lady, a new bride, who is suffering from illness and needs healing.

Please pray for a dear Orthodox Jewish sister who’s name is Margareta.

Please offer a special prayer for Ruby’s health and strength to endure and ask God to heal Ruby.

Please keep praying for a dear old devout Muslim woman named Um Abu Eid. She is old and sick and in need of God’s mercy.

Pray for Tineke a young woman who has a very serious situation with cancer.

Please continue to pray for Pastor George and Bida his wife from Belo-Horizonte, Brazil.

Please pray for the Museum of the Inquisition in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil and for the “Teaching from Zion Ministry” in the same city.

Pray for the conference that we are planning in Portugal for the Restoration of the Anussim back spiritually to their rightful identity as Jews and also physically home to Israel. The conference will be, the Lord willing, in May 2019.

Please continue to pray for these special brothers and sisters who are struggling with issues of this world and need divine wisdom and help to have better work and jobs, and other issues that are not physical illness but tests and trials in life. Please pray for Mr. Chung and Sister Lee. Please pray for Tony and Luiza our dear brothers in H.K. I have special concern for our dear brother Goh and his family, and for Sister Christy, Sister Laurel, and for Brother Michael Kenzevic, and Abe San and his family and his centenarian mother-in-law Sadako San in Japan.

Continue to pray for Gary and Melanie in Jerusalem.

Our dear brother in Finland Hillel – needs our prayers for several issues including health.

Aharon (Don and Nancy’s Son) is still struggling with a tumor in his brain keep him in your prayers please! Also keep his family in your prayers. Yuri Marianenko is fighting a prostate cancer. He had surgery and is waiting for results.

Our wonderful older brothers and sisters need our prayers: Ahuvah Ben Meir, Sarit, Miriam, Ilana, and Leah. Yehuda H., our brother is also in need of God’s gracious healing touch. I am adding a request for you to pray for a dear couple.

David Stern needs our prayers for strength and healing. Martha needs also our prayer for strength. The whole Stern family at this time needs special prayer.

We pray up our dear brothers and sisters Clara, Paulo, Naomi, Tim Tucker, Anne-Mirijami, Satu-Maria, Anna-Majia, Sinni Tuuli, Erki and Sirpa, Keijo and Salme, and Evelina, Eva H., Liz in Georgia, and Horace and June Marcia’s parents. We especially lift before God’s throne of mercy Marcelo’s father and mother in Belo-Horizonte.

We pray for the following dear brothers and sisters: Pastor Curita in Tokyo, Toru San, and the husband of Yumi and for her father Ohara Sensei, Shoko San, Takeo Sensei and Tomoko San, the Abe family and Sadako San all in Japan.

I think that it is absolutely wonderful that we can have such a great prayer network that encompasses the whole world and brings people from every background to pray for each other. The brotherhood of the Messiah, those who have access to the Mercy Seat of the Almighty by the blood of Yeshua, can care enough to take a moment of their day and mention brothers and sisters from the other side of the world. We have seen the hand of God move and answer prayers through the Jerusalem Prayer List – and we have seen some great victories and some instances that the LORD said – “No” – it is time for this brother or this sister to come home. Please take prayer seriously.

God bless and keep HIS promises to Abraham and bless all those who bless the Children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Keep you all healthy, blessed, and happy in all that the Lord is doing for you and for the world around you!

Now is the time to seriously pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and believe in God’s promises!

Joseph Shulam

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