Call to Fast and Pray for Youth of Israel

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The annual Elav youth conference is in less than a month in Tel Aviv. The planning and execution of any Christian conference includes spiritual warfare. So we ask those who are led to partner with conference organizers in prayer.

Tel Aviv is the most secular city in Israel, and we believe the LORD is desiring to do a work of repentance and renewal. This will be the third time believers from around Israel and the world will gather in Tel Aviv to worship God and pray for the nation. You can read about last year’s event:

Already we’re seeing fruit of the Spirit among the young people who attend. Following is a testimony of how God restored a young woman after encountering Him at Elav (which is Hebrew for ‘Unto Him’).

After the video is the latest missive from Rick Ridings, director of 24/7 prayer and worship center Succat Hallel. Forgive me for posting it a few days late.

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A Call to Fast and Pray for the Youth

and Young Adults of Israel

by Rick Ridings

Succat Hallel

Each year we host a conference for Israeli youth/young adults called “Elav”, which in Hebrew means “Unto Him”. By God’s grace, last year we had over 500 Jewish and 150 Arab/Palestinian youth attending. There have been many testimonies of lives transformed by an encounter with God at previous Elav conferences.

This year, I have felt led of the LORD to encourage many to join us in a 24 day fast, to pray Psalm 24 into the lives of those who will attend Elav 2012 on July 7-9 in Tel Aviv (www.elav2012.com). Pray according to Psalm 24 that there will be a work of purification, of becoming a generation that seeks God, and that doors will be opened for the King of Glory to enter into this generation in Israel in a way far greater than ever before.

I invite you to join us in a liquids-only fast for the first 21 days, June 12 – July 2, and then for an “Esther fast” (normally with no food or water) for the last three days, July 3-5.

A couple of months ago, I had a dream in which I saw our guest worship leader from last year’s Elav conference appearing like an elephant knocking over a tree and then uprooting another tree. When I prayed to understand the dream, I felt the LORD was saying that certain spiritual strongholds were knocked down in Tel Aviv last year, but that the Lord wanted to use the worship and prayer this year to fully uproot strongholds.

Please join us in praying that we really will see strongholds in Tel Aviv and Israel uprooted this year. Pray that every young person in Israel who has an appointment with God at Elav 2012 will come, and that nothing can hinder them from attending. Pray that every young person who comes will have a life-changing encounter with God.

I recently returned from speaking at the World Prayer Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia. What a joy to minister to several hundred on-fire Indonesian youth there, many of whom are Muslim background believers. They are planning to send about 15 of their youth leaders to Elav 2012 to share about the great move of God there, and to pray for an impartation of the fire of the Holy Spirit that is upon them right now. Pray that nothing will be able to hinder them from coming, that they will all receive their visas to enter Israel, and that the Lord will use them mightily in this Elav 2012.

If you are led of the LORD to join us in the full 24 day fast (June 12-July 5), or only for the Esther fast (July 3-5), it would be encouraging if you could send us an email stating that to: rickridings@jerusalempraise.com

If you cannot join us for all or part of the fast, please still do join us in praying for a mighty move of God among the youth and young adults of Israel.

Thank you and shalom from Jerusalem.

20 thoughts on “Call to Fast and Pray for Youth of Israel

  1. Praying for the youth of Israel to be like the sons of Issachar who knew the times they lived in and had understanding about what to do. May they be those who lead the efforts of the Holy Spirit to do things differently through their passionate worship of Yahweh embracing the Son of God in times of great danger for the land they love. Come Holy Spirit and make manifest the beauty of God’s Holiness and Power to them so that they will act with strength, humility and unity. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen!

  2. [imported from RoamingChile.com]

    Steven Johnson said:
    Praying for the youth of Israel to be like the sons of Issachar who knew the times they lived in and had understanding about what to do. May they be those who lead the efforts of the Holy Spirit to do things differently through their passionate worship of Yahweh embracing the Son of God in times of great danger for the land they love. Come Holy Spirit and make manifest the beauty of God’s Holiness and Power to them so that they will act with strength, humility and unity. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen!

  3. [imported from RoamingChile.com]

    Steven Johnson said:
    Praying for the youth of Israel to be like the sons of Issachar who knew the times they lived in and had understanding about what to do. May they be those who lead the efforts of the Holy Spirit to do things differently through their passionate worship of Yahweh embracing the Son of God in times of great danger for the land they love. Come Holy Spirit and make manifest the beauty of God’s Holiness and Power to them so that they will act with strength, humility and unity. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen!

  4. I believe that Natalia Rubin knows Rick Ridings and she is a good friend of this ministry. Many of the declarations were developed from our prophetic partnership. It would be absolutely unbelievable if she read them or was willing to sing them with the worship band. I just love her so much and am so grateful for her friendship which has opened my eyes to many things about the culture of Jerusalem and Israel. She is very prophetic sister who has a lite to give the youth of her nation. Blessings… Leaving all this in the hands of our awe-inspiring and loving God. Amen! thanks for taking the time to look at them.

  5. [imported from RoamingChile.com]

    Steven Johnson said:
    I believe that Natalia Rubin knows Rick Ridings and she is a good friend of this ministry. Many of the declarations were developed from our prophetic partnership. It would be absolutely unbelievable if she read them or was willing to sing them with the worship band. I just love her so much and am so grateful for her friendship which has opened my eyes to many things about the culture of Jerusalem and Israel. She is very prophetic sister who has a lite to give the youth of her nation. Blessings… Leaving all this in the hands of our awe-inspiring and loving God. Amen! thanks for taking the time to look at them.

  6. [imported from RoamingChile.com]

    Steven Johnson said:
    I believe that Natalia Rubin knows Rick Ridings and she is a good friend of this ministry. Many of the declarations were developed from our prophetic partnership. It would be absolutely unbelievable if she read them or was willing to sing them with the worship band. I just love her so much and am so grateful for her friendship which has opened my eyes to many things about the culture of Jerusalem and Israel. She is very prophetic sister who has a lite to give the youth of her nation. Blessings… Leaving all this in the hands of our awe-inspiring and loving God. Amen! thanks for taking the time to look at them.

  7. [imported from RoamingChile.com]

    Steven Johnson said:
    I would love for the youth of this nation to hear some of the prophetic declarations that The poet and the watchman have written. Especially the ones that have been made into prophetic worship songs by Teri Johnson. Check them out Carina at our web site http://www.thepoetandthewatchman.org under PW Music. Blessings! Sharing the love…

  8. [imported from RoamingChile.com]

    Steven Johnson said:
    I would love for the youth of this nation to hear some of the prophetic declarations that The poet and the watchman have written. Especially the ones that have been made into prophetic worship songs by Teri Johnson. Check them out Carina at our web site http://www.thepoetandthewatchman.org under PW Music. Blessings! Sharing the love…

  9. Praying for the youth of Israel to be like the sons of Issachar who knew the times they lived in and had understanding about what to do. May they be those who lead the efforts of the Holy Spirit to do things differently through their passionate worship of Yahweh embracing the Son of God in times of great danger for the land they love. Come Holy Spirit and make manifest the beauty of God’s Holiness and Power to them so that they will act with strength, humility and unity. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen!

  10. I believe that Natalia Rubin knows Rick Ridings and she is a good friend of this ministry. Many of the declarations were developed from our prophetic partnership. It would be absolutely unbelievable if she read them or was willing to sing them with the worship band. I just love her so much and am so grateful for her friendship which has opened my eyes to many things about the culture of Jerusalem and Israel. She is very prophetic sister who has a lite to give the youth of her nation. Blessings… Leaving all this in the hands of our awe-inspiring and loving God. Amen! thanks for taking the time to look at them.

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