An Amazing Season in Our Global Call for Prayers For Repentance
It has been an amazing season for us as the Lord has allowed us to be on Global Prayer ZOOM calls ranging from 100 to 120,000 devices on certain calls. We have talked with groups from the Far East, Latin America, Africa, USA, Europe, Indonesia, etc.
It is so encouraging that most of those leading these calls desire to align with and honor the place Jerusalem and Israel play in the unfolding of His Kingdom and the end times.
However, in the prayers confessing national sins, we have noticed that many times a key subject has been left out: wrong attitudes in our nations towards the Jewish people or Israel.
Yet, Joel 3 makes it very clear that one of the main criteria in the Lord’s ultimate judgment of the nations will concern our attitudes or actions towards the Jews or Israel.
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine that they might drink.” – Joel 3:1-3
Joel Sees Need for Prayers of Repentance Here For Three Reasons
Joel proclaims three major areas of concern:
- Any role in scattering the Jewish people throughout the centuries. (They were expelled from certain European cities and nations for centuries before the Holocaust.)
- Seeking to divide up His Land. (For example, several American presidents have taken a lead role in proposals to divide up what was promised in the Scriptures to the Jews returning from exile. It has been noted that on January 28th, President Trump, who has been a strong friend to Israel, announced a proposal that would divide the Land. The next day, January 29th, he had to announce the establishment of the Corona Virus Task Force.)
- Taking Jewish life lightly. (This can apply to most other nations and to the widespread “replacement theology” in the Church.)
This is key even for the nations that have a large Muslim population. I believe the Lord has shown me that many of them will become “sheep nations” before the Lord’s return. There are great promises to Egypt and most of the Middle East in Isaiah 19:23-25 and many other similar passages. And to Elam (the main ancient governmental province in what is now Iran), in Jeremiah 49:38, the Lord promises to set up a throne there.
May the Lord guide us all to the full confession of sins that can release His loving desire and promise to heal our lands.
Rick and Patricia Ridings
8 thoughts on “Prayers for Repentance Should Focus Nations on This Big Sin”
Thank you for highlighting this. Amen. It has always struck me as a breech in our diplomacy, to say we support Israel but desire to divide her land… I’ll make a point to pray for our government in this regard.
Shalom, thank you for this email, I have been praying for years for repentance of these sins , and continue to pray for revelation to be given to the church about this, time is short, let those who have an ear to hear, hear what the Spirit of God is saying in this hour. Blessings, Yvonne.
Thank you. I visited Israel in 2019 on a tour. Thus I am more keenly aware of Israel and God’s agenda for her. I want to understand more and your prayer insights helps me greatly.
Thank you Rick and Patricia for your great love for the Lord and His heart for Israel and the Nations. Your heart of intercession and astuteness to hear the Lord and guide and instruct nations into His righteousness is very timely and necessary! We are grateful for your stewardship and diligence. God bless you richly with more prophetic intercession with revelation. Agape
Amen – please forgive us Lord for missing your divine plans and purposes for the nation of Israel (your firstborn). Please forgive us (especially in the western church) for allowing replacement theology into our beliefs systems. I ask in that all nations of the world would repent of this sin and then release a blessing for Israel.
In Jesus name
Thank you Rick and Patricia for this post. I was in Succatt Hallel in February. (Before the lock down). It was such a joy to worship Jesus in Jerusalem. Such a powerful sense of presence in Succat Hallel – keep the fires burning!
Sending Love from UK
Dear Rick and Patricia, Thank you for this.
We completely agree.
Jenny Hagger has sent it out to the Australian House of Prayer for all Nations’ team, and it will also be used as we begin to set up the 24/7 South Pacific House of Prayer.
With love and blessings,
Cynthia & Andrew Lothian.
As South African citizens we deeply acknowledge and own our national guilt as a nation before You, O’ Holy Almighty G-d of Yisrael for not praying for The Peace of Yerusalayim as a Command in Psalm 122 : 6,7.
We ask for Your forgivessness in our Churches who invoke and believe in Replacement Theology.
We seek Your Face in deep repentance for blatantly and openly not standing Biblically with Your Nation, Yisrael and Your People, The Jewish People.
We beseech You to hear our prayers, and to turn the people of South Africa back to You, O’ Most Holy G-d, and to bless Yisrael and The Jewish People; Genesis 12, 2,3.
We thank You for our Chief Justice Mogeng Mogeng, who prays for The Peace of Yerusalayim, obeys Your Word and loves You. Please protect him and all his precious Family. There are others.
Zechariah 4 : 6,7
I (Anne) am very privileged and humbled to have visited Yisrael on a number of occasions, and also Succat Hallel. My husband has also visited Yisrael. He has a daughter and her husband who live in Yisrael.