The Jerusalem God loves!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” (Psalm 122:6)
When this Psalm was written, the old covenant temple was in Jerusalem.
Today, the new covenant temple (believers) are everywhere.
“For God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.” (1 Corinthians 3:17)
As Jesus followers, our Jerusalem is wherever Jesus followers are.
Pray for believers wherever they are, for peace and prosperity.
Not just for their own comfort and benefit, but to bless the world.
God’s plan from the start was to bless the world through His people.
“My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Mark 11:17)
I do not pray just for Jerusalem in Israel… which I do!
But I also pray for Jesus followers all over the world, to shine with grace.
That they may draw people to Jesus, and not drive them away!
Prospering in love, joy, grace, mercy and peace, blessing others.
Protected and preserved through persecution, like Jesus was!
Blessed to be a blessing, an ‘open house’ for God and all people!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, please protect and prosper Your people, especially where they face hardship. May they may shine in the darkness and help others find You!

One Comment

  1. A very fitting Psalm on a ‘Sonday’ morning when God’s people do gather together to praise Him freely in the free world but also those who are persecuted for righteousness sake. God’s people need to gather together not only to praise Him but also to encourage one another by their love for each other. Oneanothering.
    Our love for one another also increases our love for God.
    Pray for one another.
    Pray for those who lack the religious freedoms to worship God openly.
    Share His love for that is which binds us together – His followers.

    BIND US TOGETHER, Lord, Bind us together
    With cords that cannot be broken.
    Bind us together, Lord,
    Bind us together,
    Bind us together with love.

    There is only one God,
    There is only one King;
    There is only one Body,
    That is why we sing:

    Made for the glory of God,
    Purchased by His precious Son;
    Born with the right to be clean,
    For Jesus the victory has won.

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