You brought a vine out of Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.
You cleared the ground for it;
it took deep root and filled the land.
The mountains were covered with its shade,
the mighty cedars with its branches.
It sent out its branches to the sea
and its shoots to the River.
Why then have you broken down its walls,
so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
The boar from the forest ravages it,
and all that move in the field feed on it.
Turn again, O God of hosts!
Look down from heaven, and see;
have regard for this vine,
the stock that your right hand planted,
and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.
They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down;
may they perish at the rebuke of your face!
But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
Then we shall not turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call upon your name!
Restore us, O LORD God of hosts!
Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
by: Sheri Rood.
What an exciting time for us to be living in. This beautiful prayer song written by Asaph asking God to revive, restore, and save the nation of Israel is coming true in our day. The gospel is spreading throughout Israel, and Messianic congregations are being established there and all over the world. Many of these fellow believers have been ostracized by their families, communities, and fellow believers. Please pray for them throughout the week as you pray for the life of your own branch of the vine. Pray for their protection and that the Lord of Hosts will continue to shine His face upon them and save them.