Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.Psalm 122:6
Dear Church and Friends,
Is peace possible? Is prosperity a goal? In Psalm 122:6 we are given a command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. So, yes, peace is possible because if he commands us to pray for it, and we know he answers prayer, then peace is a gift He wishes to bestow.
We should pray for the city of Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people. That is the plain command of this verse but there is more. We should also pray for the peace of the people of God, the church, wherever they are found.
John Mason Neale said of the spiritual Jerusalem, “Wherefore all saints of God . . . are besought to join in prayer that the walls of faith, hope, and charity manned by the doctors and martyrs may be firm and unshattered; that the citizens may be many and zealous.”
Let’s join our voice with the prayers of saints down through the ages to pray for peace and prosperity. Not the kind that the world gives but what the Spirit of God lavishes on the church.
Podcast: Psalm 122:6-7.
Music: I Will Trust My Saviour Jesus by CityALight.
Prayer Request: Please pray for the Lomwe of Malawi and Mozambique.
- (LOHM-way) – Missionaries Bob and Pam Brownfield write: “As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been temporarily reassigned to a large city with good medical care. The Lord has graciously opened doors for us to share via an instant messaging app with migrant population segments who speak languages we’ve learned over the years. Pray that we will continue to identify and contentedly accept the ministry our Lord has prepared for us in these strange times.”
- Pray also for Creek Road Baptist Church and all the churches returning to in-person worship.
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Sunday Morning Worship Resumes (June 14, 2020)
Catechism: Craig’s Catechism (1581) [4. The First Part of God’s Honor.]
Question 79: Was the faith and religion of the fathers different from our faith?
Answer: Not in substance but in certain circumstances.
Question 80: What is the substance?
Answer: The covenant of Jesus Christ.
Question 81: Why do we call it the Old Testament?
Answer: Because of the obscure shadows and figures joined to the doctrine and religion.
“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.”
All my best.
Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.Psalm 122:7
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