A call has been made for today to be a day of fasting and prayer on behalf of the land and people of Israel.
Water is in short supply.
In the wilderness Moses spoke to the people.
“For Adonai your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams, springs and water welling up from the depths in the valleys and on hillsides…” Deuteronomy 8:7 CJB.
Isaiah reassured the people in times of trouble.
“… I, the God of Israel, will not leave them.
I will open up rivers on the barren hills and wells down in the broad valleys.
I will turn the desert into a lake
and dry ground into springs.” Isaiah 41:17-18 CJB.
We pray, Father, that You would bring the rains of winter and spring to the land, pour them down onto and into the earth…
“You care for the earth and water it,
You enrich it greatly;
With the river of God, full of water,
You provide them grain and prepare the ground.
Soaking its furrows and settling is soil,
You soften it with showers and bless its growth.”*
Nourish the land, Yahweh, Father, that as You promised,
“ It is a land of wheat and barley, grapevines, fig trees and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey…”*
a land, Father you promised Your children they would eat
“food in abundance and lack nothing in it.”*
“The desert pastures drip water,
the hills are wrapped with joy,
the meadows are clothed with flocks
and the valleys blanketed with grain,
so they shout for joy and break into song.”*
A land, Father which You said of it,
“I will plant the desert with cedars,
acacias, myrtles and olive trees;
In the Aravah I will put cypresses
together with elm trees and larches.”*
May the people then know,
“…together observe and understand
that the hand of Adonai has done this,
that the Holy One of Israel created it”*
In that understanding may we all look to the One who provides water to drink that takes away thirst, that becomes,
“…a spring of water inside him, welling up to eternal life!”*
May we drink and keep drinking from the One Who fills His vessels and from His vessels will flow
“…rivers of living water.”*
in this life.
And may we live in that land, one day, where there is eternal water,
“…the river of the Water of Life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb...*,
from which the roots of the Tree of Life drink.
And may we eat of the Tree of Life which nourishes and heals.
Father…send the rains.
In Yeshua’s name we pray,