JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Will the ceasefire hold?

May 27, 2021

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. Although the latest news reported from Israel is a ceasefire, this doesn’t stop – or even slow – our need to continue to pray for Israel and her people. I’m so thankful you share my love and concern for the Jewish people. Not only do we need to continue praying for peace in Israel, but I’m also asking you to ...

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Lord of Israel and the nations!

May 25, 2021

The Lord declared, in both the Tanach (Old Testament) and the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), that His house was to be a house of prayer “for all nations.” He loves His people Israel and wants the world to know that He is their God. He also extends His love and purposes to Gentiles in the nations. Today we are praying for Israel and the nations, reflecting the heart of God for all peoples to know Him through Yeshua (Jesus). May He use our prayers to accomplish the work He calls us to at this tim...

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Keep Praying for Israel

May 21, 2021

“May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.” Psalm 20:1 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. I am so thankful for your partnership and for your love and concern for Israel and the Jewish people. Again, I come to you asking for prayers as I share news from this past week. We know our Lord hears and answers when we pray, so please join me in lifting up Israel and her people. It has been another tragic few days. Shavuot, the Festival of Wee...

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Nothing Could Keep Her Away

May 21, 2021

It was the notorious winter snowstorm of 2021, and unbeknown to Jewish Voice Outreach Partner Danita (not pictured here), it was barreling in on her rural town in southern Illinois. Typically a last-minute packer, Danita had surprised herself by having her suitcases filled and ready to go nearly a week before she needed to leave for the Fiche, Ethiopia, Outreach in February. That came in handy a few days before her trip when she needed to travel to a nearby town for her required COVID-19 test. ...

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“Israel Needs Your Prayers”

May 14, 2021

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth change.” (Psalm 46:2-3 TLV) Shalom, my friend. I am writing to you with a heavy heart to ask for your prayers for Israel and her people. This week we’ve seen the largest clash between Palestinian terror groups in Gaza and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since 2014. Terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have fired more than 1,700 rockets and mortars at major Israeli cities and Isra...

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Praying for Salvation in Southern Ethiopia

May 11, 2021

We’re heading back to Ethiopia! We are so happy that doors are opening, and we are preparing to walk through them with the Lord’s guidance and grace. Our Outreach to southern Ethiopia is May 20–30. We will be revisiting a location where we previously experienced the community’s welcome and the Lord’s working. However, we don’t want to go there resting on past experience, but instead by faith and intercession for the ministry at hand. Your prayers are deeply appreciated for every step of th...

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Jerusalem Day Prayer for Israel

May 09, 2021

Jerusalem Day marks the anniversary of a united Jerusalem coming back into Israeli hands at the end of the Six Day War in June 1967. It is a fitting day to follow Scripture’s instruction and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and lift up prayers for Israel. But first, you may want to know a little background about Jerusalem Day. How Jerusalem Day came to be Before the Six Day War, Jerusalem was divided between Israel and Jordan. In 1966, Egypt and Syria formed a defense pact against Israel...

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"Our dancing has turned into mourning"

May 07, 2021

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. After the national tragedy that occurred in Israel last week, I am especially thankful to be able to write to you and ask for your prayers on behalf of the Jewish people, especially the Haredi Jews who are suffering this great loss the most. I know this grieves your heart, too. Last Thursday, 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews were killed in a stampede at Mount Meron and more t...

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National Day of Prayer 2021 – Praying for the Jewish People of America

May 06, 2021

The National Day of Prayer in the United States was established to mobilize unified public prayer for America. Its focus is generally, and rightly, for government and leaders, the Body of Believers, current key issues, and other significant spheres of influence in our country. We at Jewish Voice will pray for all these things on the 2021 National Day of Prayer on May 6. But we’ll also add a fresh direction based on the lens of ministry purpose that we look through. On this National Day of Pr...

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Progress Made on Nuclear Talks

April 30, 2021

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:44-45 (TLV) Shalom. There is so much happening that requires our prayer and attention and so I’m grateful for a few minutes of your time today. Thank you for standing on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people through your support and your prayers. ...

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