Prepare your heart and home for the LORD’s Passover
Prayer Focus Week 41 (Sunday-Shabbat)
Passover is just two weeks away! Yeshua, Himself, stated, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you,” Luke 22:15, NIV.
This is how God describes Passover, His eternal festival: “For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel. On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do. “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel. Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.” Exodus 12:15-20.
Just as we rid our homes of leaven, so we need to rid our lives, as well. Last week, we considered what we put into our backpack – what junk (attitudes, fears, hurts, “secret sins”) have we been carrying around that are weighing us down. Let us continue to allow the LORD to show us what He wants us to shed so that we can be all He designed us to be – free to serve Him.
Verse to memorize: Meditate on these verses: Jesus said that the Shema is the most important of the Commandments (Just as we often do when speaking with friends, we say something short or abbreviated referring to a whole, so Jesus did in Matt 22:36-40)
o Hear, O Israel, the LORDOur God, the LORDis One.
o And you shall love the LORDyour God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (Deut 6:4-5, ESV)
o And these words that I command you today shall be on your heartYou shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deut 6:6-9)
Prayer: We blessed to be allowed to intercede for the needs. Some answers come within a few days, others may take weeks or months. Regardless of what we see with our natural eyes, HE is working. We need to continue to be faithful inintercession!
“Precious Father, how we love You. What a wonderful encouragement it is to hear of Your miracles in other’s lives; how You are working; how You move the chess pieces on the chess board of our lives. We love You and are so very thankful that it is You Who orchestrates our lives. In You, we place our trust. Be with Oxana and her hubby as they continue to travel and bring your Good News. Thank You for all the answers to prayer! We continue to lift up families; those whose physical bodies are hurting; those whose emotions and spirits are struggling. Be with Natan and our soldiers: bring them home spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally whole and stronger than when they deployed. We pray for You peace over Jerusalem; turn the hearts of Americans back to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In Your holy Name, we ask these things. Amen”
Hallelujah: lots are great action THIS week!
o Oxana meeting: fantastic! Anointed!
o Jeannette is home from the hospital!
o Families are drawing together!!
o Bob (Chantell’s grandfather): will not lose his thumb, which was caught in a tractor engine.
o (Yvonne’s friend): breast cancer surgery: much less invasion than expected. Prayer no malignant cells in lymph nodes. She becomes a believer.
o FINANCIAL MIRACLE: Danielle (Phyllis’ daughter): DEBT MIRACLE! She received back-pay, finally!, and was able to get a working car!!
o FINANCIAL MIRACLE: Joan (Les’a’s mother): huge financial blessing – totally unexpected. (Each homeowner was to be assessed $1200 for termite treatment. The company was so impressed with homeowners’ integrity by homeowners reminding company of not being billed. Company reduced the price to $535 and extended warranty almost an extra full year!!)
o FINANCIAL MIRACLE: Tere received unexpected financial blessing.
o Jon (Phyllis’ son): reading his Bible, praying, going to church and AA. He also said he plans on doing everything he can to better himself while he is in prison!
o Joe: “is fine!!” He sounds better than he has in months! Hallellujah!
o Chantell and the boys are well!
o Miracles have happened with medicine week.
o Lori: Miracles have happened at work!
o Marita: left for Israel in Tuesday – four and half years she has waited and prayed for this day! Where it appeared there was no door, God opened one!
o Paul: knee replacement surgery went amazingly well. No blood clot!!
o Pamela: is healing nicely from shoulder surgery!
o Brother (Phyllis): continues going to a Messianic congregation!
o Don: shingles gone! No pain!
o Joan’s steadiness: better every week!!
o Aunt (Paul’s wife): at peace with her Messiah!!
o Natan’s unit: God’s protection continues!
Requests: (please email updates on these situations)… we blessed to be allowed to intercede for these!Some answers to prayer come within a few days, others may take weeks or months. Regardless of what we see with our natural eyes, HE is working. We need to continue to be faithful in our intercession!Reminder: Don’t forget to email answers – even baby steps are answers!
o Ophelia Armenta, one of Beth Sar Shalom's longest members, was shot Thursday night during the robbery of her home. Ophelia is in intensive care and in stable condition. She will have surgery to remove the bullet.
Jeannette: pain is still excruciating. Pray for quick and complete recovery from surgery and total eye & pituitary gland healing.
o David (Bev & Ruben): his mom’s request “he quickly come to the end of himself and look up. Protection for him and all of his family.” Warfare in intense.
o Leonard (Phyllis’ brother): chemo 24/7; radiation M-F: healing and peace
o Phyllis, John, and Rhonda; Ray & Sharon Sanders (Christian Friends of Israel, Jerusalem): health and vitality.
o Marita: easy transition back into Israeli society – hand-picked room-mate and apartment
o Natan: activity is escalating: please pray for sound mind, safety, protection, and calm
o Prayer for our soldiers safety and for the hearts of morale for these soldiers who have lost fellow soldiers
o Call to Prayer intercessors: Debt-free by the end of 2012!
o Pamela and Norman: jobs
o Art’s move
o Betty & Harold’s friend: brain tumor stage 4. Cancer.
o Paul: knee continued healing.
o Christine’s mom (Bev and Ruben’s friend): very ill. Prayer for total healing.
o Prayer for intercessors who are hurting because of the challenges their loved ones are facing
o Unspoken various family matters – that God will bring families into a tight bond in Him.
o Tina (Phyllis’ daughter-in-law): turn heart and life to the LORD; peace and direction
o Joan (Joan’s friend): collapsed lung.
o Sister (Norma G): recovery from fire.
o Phyllis: son (in jail).
o Tracy & others: healing from intense migraines.
o Diane (Jeannette’s friend): shingles on face and in eyes – very painful!!!
o Natan: please pray he can enter green-to-gold program.
o Paul: upcoming total knee replacement.surgery and pre-surgery complications.
o Les’a: swelling in foot to continue lessening and flexibility in toe to continue increasing.
o Hurting hearts & bodies would be healed.
o Carol (Maxine’s friend): lump in rib.
o 2012: wisdom and self-control that we can all achieve financial freedom.
o Jeanne (Bonnie’s friend): stage 4 ovarian cancer. Salvation and healing with the understanding it was God Who healed her.
o Phyllis & Dawn: continued prayer for total healing of their knees.
o John: continued health and financial challenges.
o Jobs (Betty, Rhonda, Deb, and all those who not listed): those who need work. That God will give them fulfilling and rewarding employment where they will have great favor!
o Keith (Dawn’s grandson): come to the God of his parents and grandmother.
o Debbie and family (Maxine’s daughter and grandkids): prayer for their healing as they transition to life without Matt. Also, prayer for Frank and family during their transition without Judy. And for Karen and kids with their loss of Fred.
o Rudy (Les’a’s friend): cracked skull resulting in major mental complications.
o Financial needs.
o God to continue strengthening and building family relationships!
o God will protect our soldiers – that He will give them wisdom.
o Natan (Les’a and Don’s son and his family): Pray for wisdom, accuracy, and knowledge. God will bring them home whole: spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. And God will be with their families.
o The hearts of Americans: turn to God!
o Marita: plans to return to Israel.
o Families(all of our families): to be whole and walk in the ways of the Lord!
o Grandson: pray that his mom and her boyfriend treat him with love.
o Marriages to be healed.
o Jon: That God intervenes and places him where he will be encouraged to make good decisions, impacting his family for good.
o God’s protection over Israel
o David: return to the God of his youth — that his family will be encouraged.
o Healing of family relationships.
o Intercessors for The Call To Prayer: wisdom and tenacity to continue on to see victory!
o God’spower, anointing, and favor on pastors.
o Sheri: migraines would permanently leave.
o Peace of Jerusalem!
o Debt-free in 2012!
o Pima County Sheriff's department.
o Those who need jobs will get jobs — God-chosen jobs.
o Deb: migraines and onslaught of the enemy.
o Need total & complete healing for hearts of my family that are wounded; forgiveness for offenses; & new found understanding & commitment to family, restoration & unity
o Need for increased income with wisdom & self-control, in order to pay off credit card/legal fees.
o Josiah D.: favor, protection & a heart like King David.
o Favor & wisdomin the work force: We would be excellent in the work place – even as Joseph, Daniel, etc. were – blessings to the companies because we are there!
o Bob: special prayer for physical healing.
o God will healour land
o Three sisters to meet godly men.
o Children will stop runningand will turn to God.
o Corbin (Jim’s acquaintance): God will open his eyes to accept Jesus as his Lord and that he will accept the word of God.
o God will supplythe needs of those in ministry.
o A’s daughter in law: her heart, drawn to her husband; she will receive info from her father-in-law,that the Lord would place believers in her path.
o A’s relationship with his daughter: healing and mending of hearts.
o A’s Medicare situation to be straightened out – to his financial benefit. And for doctors to find the right solution to his health issues.
o T (Les’a & Don’s friend & a man of God): the Lord would bring him the perfect helpmate – to share his life and to be a partner in ministry.
o Email me: results & challenges,we want to hear – we love you and are here for YOU!
1. Speak the Word to these situations.
2. Fast: Wed-Thurs (you choose whether liquid/water/juice fast or no pleasant bread fast (giving up a food or drink that you love) for these two days. Several are fasting longer to break the chains that are ensnaring.
3. Pray earnestly for the rest of our Watchmen. We lift up each other’s arms as Moses were lifted by Aaron and Hur.