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The Jerusalem Prayer List

Last updated December 2, 2021

Marcia and I arrived home from the United States last night and we are quarantined for at least 3 days and maybe more if the second PCR test doesn’t come back negative. Please pray for us and especially for Marcia. Her cognitive situation is not doing too well, as a result of the flight and fatigue and maybe the stress of traveling in these times. I am praying and worried but hopeful and trusting the Lord for Marcia my dear wife.

I have two urgent prayer requests from Brazil:

A dear sister Renata Dias, from Rio de Janeiro, is in ICU in the hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Please pray for Renata’s quick recovery and exemption from complications of the illness and restoration of her normal breathing.

A dear brother and pastor Jorge from Belo-Horizonte, Brazil, is in the hospital with the same breathing issues. Please lift these brothers and sisters in your prayers and intercede for them before God’s throne for mercy and healing.

Our dear Brother Keijo Lindeman is out of the hospital and at home in Nokia, Finland. A mistake in the hospital almost cost Keijo his life but praise the Lord Keijo is recuperating at home and his wife Salme now needs our prayer for her health. Please pray for both Keijo and Salme, great and wonderful important brothers in the Kingdom of God.

My eye still needs prayer! I still have to take medication and will have to do so for at least another year. The cornea that was transplanted in my eye is from a donor and there is always the danger of rejection.

It seems like the Western World has forgotten our brothers and sisters left in Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban. The suffering and martyrdoms of Christians is a daily affair in that horrible country.

The so-called Christian West, including the governments and their heads go to church every Sunday don’t seem to care what the radical Muslims are doing to their Christian brothers and sisters.

Let us who are weak and distant from the seats of power in this world, approach the seat of higher power and the one seated on the right hand of God and beg for mercy and grace for our brothers in Afghanistan and other countries where Christians and Jews too are being persecuted and martyred daily.

Now Steve Mock is at home after the massive CVA (stroke) but with major challenges in his speech and mobility.

Our dear friend Mahmud Abu-Eid’s sister Gouzlan is very sick, and also Mahmud’s mother needs our prayers. The Abu-Eid family is one of the finest and dearest families of Palestinian friends and soul brothers that we have. Please lift them up in your prayers.

Please pray also for Jimmy, the son of the Abu-Eid family. He is getting married in a week and needs our prayer and blessing in this marriage.

The apostle Paul commands us to pray for the wellbeing of our government. The idea behind this command is a very old biblical idea. The Lord God of all is the one who controls His world and He is the one that ultimately appoints the powers that rule this world, our governments.

We must pray for a divine wakeup call for all the spiritual leaders of the Israeli population, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, and what not, to work on changing the hate mongering. Hate in a country is a very dangerous and destructive force that can cause God to destroy our society and country.

No house can be divided against itself and survive. I pray that the Messiah comes soon and puts His feet on the Mount of Olives and proclaims peace on Earth and good will toward all men!

Would you join with me with this prayer that comes from the last part of one of the oldest prayers in Judaism, the Kaddish?

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and a good life for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. He Who makes peace in His heavens, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

Pray and support Netivyah during these very hard times, for opportunities to do good and to bless and feed and support the population of Israel, those in need whose number has increased by many percentage points during these difficult days in Israel.

Pray for our opportunities to do good and to be a blessing to the needy population in Jerusalem, and to believers who are students at the universities. God gives opportunities of joy and privilege and every opportunity that the Lord gives us to do good and to be a blessings, is also a test of our judgement and charity.

I ask for a special prayer for the spiritual authorities of the Orthodox Jewish world to wake up and seek unity and cooperation and partnership with each other and with the secular population of Israel (the majority).

Keep praying for the Rosenfeld family, the young and the old.

Malcolm Thomas King, from the UK, passed away last week. Pray for his widow Celestine.

We have dear brothers in Ireland who are older and have the Coronavirus, please pray for Wilson and for William.

Please pray for the Teaching from Zion publication that has been printed and distributed by the thousands around the world free of charge. You can also subscribe to receive the Teaching from Zion Magazine by mail, a hard copy. This too is free of charge, but if you read it and enjoy it and learn from it, please consider to at least pray that we would be able to continue to publish it and have the financial means to be able to do it.

The Hamotzi food distribution program is going in full capacity during the holiday season and generously giving wonderful food, to over 150 families who are referred to us by the social Department of City Hall of Jerusalem. These families will have no lack on their holiday tables and their families will be able to bless the Lord for His mercy endures forever through your contributions and generosity.

The needs in the neighborhoods of Jerusalem are growing because of the unemployment of this coronavirus period and the needs of these dear people are growing. In order to supply the increased number of families that we are helping, we need the Lord to impress you, our dear brothers around the world, to also increase your prayers for Jerusalem and take advantage of the opportunities that the Lord is giving us and you, to help those in need.

Please pray for Netivyah and for the Netivyah leadership and find ways to partner and participate in the great blessing that the ministry of Netivyah is here in Israel and also around the world. Please pray and seek ways to partner and contribute financially for the Lord’s work in Netivyah Bible Instruction Ministry. You can contribute here.

Both Yehuda and I continue to teach on Zoom and on YouTube and on the Netivyah Facebook every week and sometimes every day.

Yehuda is currently in reserve duty in the Israeli Army and we must pray for him, his safety and his witness.

Pray for all our wonderful, dedicated brothers and sisters in Korea, who stood with Israel and with Netivyah, to revive and to not forget their first love for Israel, and for Netivyah. Please pray for Korea Israel Bible Institute (KIBI) and for the two scientists who started KIBI in 1996 and who have been a great blessing to Israel and to the Jews in many countries, and also to us in Israel.

Keep Ruby Little in your prayers, our dear sister from Oklahoma City, who is also battling against cancer and add to your prayers Allison Howard Williams.

Please lift these brothers and sisters in your prayers: Angela Isby, Deborah Isaiah, Aries Franklin Mayers Sr., and Tony Black. Keep praying for Nancy, Don and their son Aaron Hook, Rachel David Kim’s wife – Jingyung Lee. These are some older brothers and sisters who need God’s grace and His support to be a blessing to their lives and keep them safe in the palm of His hand!

Dr. Yuizawa, Tiz H., Lion H., Ilana Abramov, Cynthia Parveen’s sister, have improved from their illness but still need the Lord’s blessings and strength to keep improving.

Remember the following brothers and sisters from the Ro'eh Israel Congregation in Jerusalem; Sarit, Gabriela, Ahuva, Leah, Ilana, Hannah, young Gabriela, Jonathan B. and his wife Aviva and their baby. Pray for Sister Yoko Nagumo in Japan. Sister Yoko had a stroke, and we pray that her recovery will be quick and complete.

From Chennai, India, please remember Pastor Isaac. Pastor Isaac is an older man with severe kidney problems and has to have dialysis several times per week. Remember Tony and Louisa Tam, and our brothers and sisters at the 611 Church, and the other churches who love God and love Israel in that great city. Remember in your prayers the Cohen family in Hong Kong.

I am asking for you to pray for a dear sister Ema in China. She is a wonderful and very dear servant of the Lord and is in special need of much prayer and guidance from God.

Just a word of grace before the mercy seat of the Almighty will be heard in favor of these brothers and Um Mahmud Abu-Eid and Jimmy Abu-Eid and his family, Keijo and Salme our dear brothers in Finland, Tim Tucker, Satu-Maria, Sinni Tuuli, Anne Mirjami our dear sister and all our other brothers and sisters in Finland who need our prayers, Eva H., Patty, Andrea, Julia and Victor, and Aaron Tani, and Hillel and his wife.

We continue to pray for Zhou Wenrian, Abe family, Toru San, Takeo Sensei, Daisuke Sensei, Tomoko San, Yumi and her father Pastor Ohara, George, and Pastor Isaac in Chennai, India.

Please pray for the Rantavaara family and especially for Pekka our dear brother and for his whole family. Pekka is in advanced stages of Parkinson and needs the Lord’s healing and strength.

Pray for Paulo who lives in Curitiba. Keep Mr. C. Pereira Braga Dias from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in your prayers.

Keep praying for Guilherme Antonio Nathan Becker and his wife Artuza de Oliviera, also add Rachael and Daniel Webster and Lizette Nancy, and Jose Carlos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

We have brothers and sisters in Israel and in China and I ask you to pray for their safety and protection: Deborah Ruth, Lydia, Sima, Laurel S., Naomi, Orna, David S., Daniel, Dalia D., Ayla, Hillel, Elhanan, Tony, Dr. Song, and his wife Sister Harriet Kim, Michael Knezevich, Ismael Alves, Asher Gabriel, M. Ahuva. Please pray for a dear brother who is well into his 90’s and lost his wife a couple of weeks ago. His name is Dov H. Please keep in your prayers a dear sister who attends our congregation in Jerusalem. Her name is Hadassah and she just had cancer surgery. Pray for Hadassah for a full recovery and remission from any cancer in her body.

I would like a new prayer request for a dear brother Yehuda Hochman who lives in the Negev Desert. Yehuda has to receive Dialysis treatment several times per week.

From our congregation in Jerusalem, we ask you to join us in prayer for the following dear brothers and sisters: Gary, Melanie, Sarit, Gabriela, Ahuva, Leah, Ilana, Hannah, young Gabriela, Jonathan B. and his wife Aviva and their new baby.

Pray for some dear friends, Rabbi Salt, and his family and Rabbi Hasselblad. They are both older and need protection and blessings.

Please pray for our two grandchildren. They are both graduating in a few weeks from high school. They are both facing this important change in their lives.

Please pray for Yeshua College in Harare, Zimbabwe. We have a number of teachers in this new college for the Lemba, tribe in Africa from the Netivyah Staff in Jerusalem, and from Brazil.

It is a major challenge and a project of such great importance. Yehuda and Daniel and Matheus and I are the only teachers now, but we must pray for more teachers.

The students are adults, already leading congregations in the countryside of Zimbabwe and coming to Harare for three weeks to study and sharpen their tools to do the work of the Lord in their country and among the Lemba tribe.

I wish all of you, who stand with Israel and who pray for Jerusalem, the best of the Lord’s blessings and the fulfillment of all His promises to His faithful children. Those who hear God and do His will are the ones who are called wise! Those who only hear His word and don’t do it are called foolish! Let us all strive to be wise and never foolish! The best is yet to come!

Please go to the Facebook of Netivyah Bible Instruction Ministry and see and hear wonderful teachings.

May the Lord God of Israel and the grace of Yeshua our Messiah, King, Teacher, Rabbi, and Lord be with you all!

Joseph Shulam

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