• ISRAEL \ Aug 25, 2010
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    Global day of Prayer in Nazareth brings Jews and Arabs
Global day of Prayer in Nazareth brings Jews and Arabs Many churches from Galilee area to Jerusalem took part of the prayer event in Nazareth. Many local churches were represented in this meeting and around 750 people - both Arab and Jewish.

Believers from across Israel joined together in worship and prayer, celebrating their common love of the Messiah in three languages, Arabic, Hebrew and English. The Redeemer Praise Team, an Arab praise team from Alliance Church in Jerusalem, led the crowd in worship.

A special message on personal repentance was shared by Rev. Ehab Ashkar who pastors an Assemblies of God church in Magar village. He spoke a direct message to the body of Christ to return back to the Lord in weeping and mourning and rend our hearts not our clothes from Joel 2:12-13. He hightlighted the sins of the church today the lust of the world, the busyness, and love of the world. Also trusting on the arm of flesh instead of the Lord's! This message was direct and annointed. This time was ended with leading the people in prayer. Following this the Arab worship team led the crowds in worship returning back to the Lord with all our hearts.

Following this, Rev. Avi Mezrachi who pastors a Messianic congregation in Tel-Aviv shared a message on corporate repentace, from the Jer 5:1,2,4 as well as Jer 7: 4-6 and Ezekiel 36:16-18. He then led the people into corporate repentace for the following sins of their nations - Arabs & Jews together. The shedding of innocent blood, opressing the window, the stranger and the fatherless. He also repented on behalf of the Jewish people on having the sins of homosexiality, new age and the shedding of innocent blood through abortion, as in Israel today there is 50,000 babies killed every year in abortion.

Rev. Edwar Tannous the pastor of the Assemblies of God church in Haifa, prayed and repented on behalf of the Arab people in the land for all the above mentioned sins that the Arab people commited before God. Both of them asked forgivness from each other.

After this special time of prayer, Arab and Jewish pastors prayed over the Lord's supper, bread and the wine, and leaders began to serve the crowds to take communion together resembling unity.

Following the commnion special time of brokness and love was poured out through the feet washing, as Arab leaders began to wash the feets of the Jewish leaders expressing their love and humility before the Lord! This time was outstanding, as the hearts of God's people was melting with His love.

Arab and Jewish youth were represented in the meeting, as Rania Sayegh (Director of HOPE prayer ministries) had prayed a release of God's fire over the young generation to be ignited again in their hearts. Along with her Asher Intrator prayed for the Jewish youth releasing and declaring the promise of God for this young generation to arise in this hour!

After this, there was a breaking out of celebration and dancing before the Lor with Arabs and Jews dancing before God, uniting together and rejoicing in all what He has done!