Personalized Messianic Prayer Experience
This is an online prayer space to help you enjoy time in God’s Presence. Find a place where you can spend some time, uninterrupted, and encourage yourself in the fact that the Lord is already present, delighted to be with you, and by His Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) He helps you to have a conscious awareness of His nearness. Follow the prompts below. You will be able to pause wherever you like to focus and incorporate your own worship, listening, and intercession time with the Lord.
Quiet yourself and come into a conscious awareness of being in the Lord’s Presence, knowing that because of Yeshua and your faith in Him, you are welcomed! — Ephesians 3:12
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Call to Worship
A tallit is a traditional Jewish prayer shawl. It is worn traditionally by men, but in a private setting can be worn by a woman. Perhaps you have one you would like to put on now.
The shofar is blown as a call to prayer.
The Shema is a declaration of faith in one God. It is particularly significant in light of the fact that the children of Israel were surrounded by polytheistic tribes and peoples, worshipping and idolizing numerous false gods. It is central to the Jewish faith, and is among the very first Scripture passages one learns. It is based on Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Deuteronomy 11:13-21; and Numbers 15:37-41. Here is an abbreviated Messianic version, which you may want to recite to begin your time of prayer.
“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Blessed be His Name Whose glorious kingdom is forever and ever. Yeshua the Messiah is Lord.”
Worship—Perhaps you might like to play a favorite worship song, or simply worship the Lord with your own words. He is worthy of our worship and praise!
Kingdom Prayer—Pray for the Lord’s will to be done in Israel, the Nations, and the World, including prayer for the peace of Jerusalem (Matthew 6:10, Psalm 122:6). You might want to use the front page of the newspaper to help you know what to pray, or simply listen to and speak to the Lord about what He places on your heart.
- Pray for yourself and for others. — Ephesians 6:18
- Confess and forgive. — Psalm 51, Colossians 3:13
- Pray for protection. — Psalm 91
Praising and blessing the Lord is a big part of Jewish culture and worship. We often think of the ways the Lord blesses us, but Scripture also encourages us to bless and praise Him! Here is a Messianic blessing, as well as a Psalm, to help you do that, or you may simply want to praise and bless Him in your own words out of the overflow of your heart!
Derech HaYeshua—this is a blessing to the Lord for our salvation:
Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe, Who gave to us the way of salvation through the Messiah Yeshua, blessed be He. Amen.
"Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love" (Psalm 103:1-8).
Celebration and Thanksgiving—Lift your voice and heart to the Lord! Celebrate Him and all His blessings. Thank Him in advance for the ways He will answer your prayers, according to His will and His very best plans and purposes for your life and the world. He has designed prayer as His means to bring about His will in the world—and through your prayers, you have been part of His design and plans!
The Aaronic benediction is also known as the Birkat Kohanim, or Priestly blessing, and is found in Numbers 6:23-27. Many synagogues and Messianic congregations end their services with this Scripture as a blessing said over the people. You may begin to bring your time of prayer to a close by reciting this blessing for yourself or your loved ones. It is also our prayer for you: