February 22, 2021
“‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord…” Jeremiah 29:12-14
Five centuries before Christ, a Persian official named Haman plotted to kill all the Jews living in Persia. When Queen Esther was asked by her Uncle Mordecai to intercede with King Xerxes on behalf of the Jews, she resisted in fear for her life. Mordecai famously replied, “Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14) As a result Queen Esther did intercede, the Jews were saved when they were allowed to defend themselves, Haman was defeated, and Purim was established as an annual time of feasting and celebration.This year the Jewish holiday of Purim begins on Thursday, February 25, at sunset, and goes through sunset on February 26.
Once again, God seems to be stirring His people to turn to Him for deliverance from their enemies, both visible and invisible. Even though the event referenced in the following video took place February 21, I still want to share this with you. I am including also a link to the prayer that the Jews were praying that we can adapt as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
This is thrilling to me…
World Jewish Prayer video – click HERE
For written prayer – click HERE