Yom Teruah is a set-apart feast day that begins ten days before the most holy day of the year, Yom Kippur. Traditionally, these ten days are called the “Ten Days of Awe.” They are a special time in which brothers are supposed to make peace with brothers – before the day of judgment that is Yom Kippur.
To help us prepare our hearts during this time we are offering some suggested prayer points for each of these ten days.
Like our forefathers in Egypt, if we truly want deliverance from that which binds us we must first “cry out.” He will then hear our groaning and remember that we are His covenant people (Exo 2:23-24; 1 Pet 2:9-10). Without faith it is impossible to please Him, so we must pray with faith, believing that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6). At this time we especially need to cry out in prayer for the changes that we desire.
In my feast book we offer ten suggested prayers (along with the verse references from which the ideas were taken). There is one section for each of the Ten Days of Awe (see Chapter 29, “Ten Days of Prayer”). These prayers especially focus on Israel’s restoration and reunion. (For more about the Feast Book and to see the prayers in a printed Guide, see below.)
You might also want to listen to a new song, written by me and recorded by my friend, Will Spires. The song is titled “I AM YHVH.” I think it is truly inspiring and “prayer-inspiring.” It is about the Father’s heart cry for His chosen people: Judah and Ephraim. You can hear it and view a video of the song. (See below.)
Day 1: Pray that all Israel might come to true repentance, that they might be saved. Pray that they would put away all of their idols and be granted a new heart and a new spirit, that they might live and not die (Isa 30:15; Ezek 18:31-32). Pray that salvation in Yeshua will come to all Israel (Gen 48:19; Rom 11:25,26; Eph 4:15; Mat 1:21). Pray that the veil will be lifted from the eyes of both the houses of Israel so they will see the truth of Yeshua and cease to stumble over Him (Isa 8:14; Rom 11:25; John 2:22). Pray that as the Standard, Yeshua might be lifted up in all His glory, and that the world may see Him in truth, and not according to manmade religion (Isa 11:12).
Day 2: Pray that all Israel will see the truth about the melo hagoyim promised to Ephraim, and that the fullness of Gentiles will come into their fullness, or maturity. Pray that Ephraim will cease to be jealous of Judah, whether that jealousy is acted out in violence or in wishing they were Jewish. Pray that Ephraim will make Judah jealous rather than being jealous of Judah, which causes Ephraim to lose his effectiveness (Rom 9:25,26; 10:19; 11:11; Hos 1:9,0; 2:23). Pray that Ephraim will learn to judge with righteous judgment, and that in their desire to be reunited with Judah they will not trade errant Christian ways for errant Jewish ways (Isa 11:13; Jer 15:19-21; 31:21-25; John 7:24).
Day 3: Pray that all whom the Father has chosen to instruct Ephraim in this time will arise, and that Ephraim will come to repentance and be ashamed for the deeds of her youth (Jer 31:18-19). Pray that she cease to be like a silly dove without sense and move beyond the elementary things and press on, to maturity (Hos 7:11; Heb 6:1-17). Pray that Ephraim repents of following man’s commands and instead accepts Messiah’s yoke of Torah (Hos 4:6; 5:11-6:3). Pray that Ephraim will fulfill her divine mandate, which is to walk in a way that honors Torah and thus provokes Judah to want what she has (Rom 11).
Day 4: Pray that the sheep would be delivered from wicked shepherds who muddy the waters and feed themselves rather than the flock. Pray that the sheep be snatched out of the hands of shepherds who divide Israel’s flock. Pray that all wolves in sheep’s clothing and all false prophets be exposed for who they are in truth (Deu 13:1-5; Ezek 34; Jer 23:1-3; Mat 7:15). Pray that the spirit of Jezebel be rooted out from among us, that we would not lie are try to steal the field of others, and that Israel’s prophets would not fear her. Pray that the spirit of Elijah might instead be fully released in our day. Pray that the hearts of the fathers might be turned to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Pray for godly families to be raised up in both the houses of Israel (1 Ki 21: Hos 1:4-5; 2:22; Rev 2:20-22; Mal 4:5-6).
Day 5: Pray for the safety and wellbeing of those of Judah who have returned to the Promised Land; pray their hearts will be turned toward their fathers and that angels will be given charge over them (Isa 11:11; Luke 1:17; Psa 91:11). Pray that even as the Father has gathered for a second time the dispersed of Judah, He will restore their fortunes. Pray that the Father possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and again choose Jerusalem. Pray that He enter into judgment with those who harass Judah and Jerusalem. Pray that Judah might be healed of the hurts she experienced in her dispersion (Isa 11:11-13; Joel 3:1-2; Zec 2:12).
Day 6: Pray that the Father will use the tragic events of our time to bring His people to repentance and faith in Him through the shed blood of Messiah Yeshua (Obad 1:12; Jer 5:12-14; Luke 13:1-5). Pray that wisdom and discernment will be granted to those who have been granted influence over the nation of Israel in spiritual, political, and financial arenas (Dan 2:21; 4:32; 5:21; Rom 13:1). Pray that they realize that Ephraim is their brother, and that the only true answers are found in the true Gospel, in the sacrificial Lamb, and in He who paid the price for our sins that we might have eternal life in Him (1 Cor 7:23; Mat 27:9).
Day 7: Pray that the hearts of Ephraim and Judah might be circumcised with a love for each other. Pray that each will learn to give credit where it is due, and that each will learn to objectively see the role they have played as part of the people of Israel: Ephraim in declaring salvation through Messiah, who is the Living Torah; and Judah in declaring the feasts and the eternal truths of the written Torah (Gen 48:19; Acts 1:8; Rom 4:15; 2 Chr 11:4; Ezek 37:15-28).
Day 8: Pray for both houses to see the Father’s plan to have a pure, overcoming army, and to give themselves to becoming that army (Isa 11:11-14; 27:6-9; Zech 8:3,7,13; 9:13; 10:7-10; Hos 11:10; Obad 1:18; Jer 50:4,5,20; 3:14-18; Ezek 37:22-26). Pray the sons of Israel come, they and the sons of Judah, and go along weeping in a true search for their God; pray they turn their faces toward Zion and truly be joined in covenant with Him (Jer 50:4-5; Hos 5:14-15). Pray that Ephraim would again be like a mighty man, with their heart glad as if from wine, and that their children see it and be glad and their heart rejoice in the LORD (Zec 10:7). Pray that all Israel will seek to pay the full price for their pardon; pray that all their pagan practices and idols will be made like chalk stones and thus unable to stand (Isa 27:9). Pray that Israel’s mighty ones will be equipped with the breath of the Spirit of the Most High (Eze 37:10).
Day 9: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and that they who love her would prosper, pray that peace would be within her walls and prosperity within her palaces (Psa 122:6,7). Pray for Jerusalem to become the City of Truth, and to acknowledge Messiah Yeshua as her King of Kings. Pray for Believers to understand that Jerusalem is also a bride, and that she will come down from Heaven and her sons will then marry her. Pray for Believers to rise up and truly become her appointed watchmen (Psa 48:2; Isa 62:1-7; Zec 8:3; Mat 5:35; 23:37-39; Rev 17:14; 19:7,16; 21:2,9; 22:17).
Day 10: Pray that the sons of Israel who are pursuing this work of restoration for the Kingdom would be strong and courageous. Pray that the spirit of Joshua and Caleb would be upon them, and that they would know that in the strength of the Holy One they can possess the Land (Josh 1:6-9,18; 10:25). Pray they would be given wisdom, discernment of spirits, and a double portion of the Holy Spirit as they seek to do the Father’s will in the Earth. Pray that they would walk as Messiah walked.
Amen and Amen!
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