The Ministry Journey — Praying for All the Steps
Do you know the first of Jewish Voice Ministries’ three-part approach to transforming lives and seeing all Israel saved? It’s “Proclaiming the Gospel to the Jew first,” based on the priority set forth in Romans 1:16. But we don’t stop there.
The Lord has given us a multi-phase process for long-term ministry as it relates to this part of our ministry — from first reaching out to a new-to-us Jewish people group to connecting new Believers in fellowship, raising up leaders, and equipping them to carry on ministry in their area. We would love your prayers about the various steps of reaching and ministering to Jewish communities around the world, as, even right now, we are in different phases with a number of communities.
Please pray for exponential growth and multiplication throughout this process: as Believers come to know the Lord one by one, indigenous leaders are raised up, congregations and ministries form, and these Messianic Jewish faith communities expand and network to impact nations.
Inspired by the eight steps of our ministry process, here are some ways you can pray for us as we follow our roadmap to reach Jewish communities throughout the world.
LEARN. Pray for the Lord to help us continue learning of communities worldwide that claim Jewish origins.
EXPLORE AND VALIDATE. Ask the Lord to give us favor and discernment as we interview, look at historical connections, and use other means to verify the legitimacy of each community’s claim of Jewish origins.
DISCOVER. Once we have confirmed the community as a good location for reaching out to Jewish people, we ask the Lord to help us discover a particular need that He can use us to help meet, such as medical/dental care, clean water, and so on. Ask Him with us!
MEET THE NEED. Pray for the Lord’s help in executing His strategy to meet the need, which opens the door to sharing the Gospel.
DETERMINE. We also need prayer for the Lord’s help in determining if there will be an ability to plant local faith communities in this area after an initial sharing of the Gospel.
IDENTIFY, TRAIN and EMPOWER. Our desire is that the Lord use us to identify, train and empower indigenous leaders, both national and local. Pray for the Lord’s ongoing help as this long-range process requires building and sustaining relationships and providing discipleship, leadership training and other resources.
RELEASE. As leaders mature and Believers grow strong in their faith, we establish and release their potential for indigenous ministry. Pray for this phase and that local Believers and ministries will have a powerful impact on their communities and nations.
- CONNECT. As local Messianic Jewish ministries and congregations are released, pray for the Lord to connect them with the Church at large and the international Messianic Jewish community, allowing them even further reach and impact.
It’s a big process and an ongoing vision. But we have seen and continue to see the Lord work through it. He is moving! There is so much opportunity — and opposition. Please continue to pray for Jewish Voice and the Jewish people groups around the world that the Lord leads us to and enables us to engage with in this process.
Lord, You are the one who calls Jewish people and their neighbors to Yourself. You’re the one who leads them into fellowship with other Believers and equips them to go into their communities and all the world to share Your message and love. You have given us such an inspiring vision, and we want to be fully used by You to see it come to pass — for Your glory and the blessing of Jewish people and the body worldwide. Lead us through each phase of this process with every community of Jewish people that You direct us to. Thank You for Your leadership and help and for our incredible partners who faithfully pray. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.