Do you love Jesus as your Savior and Lord? And do you love the Jews, God’s ancient people? The Jewish High Holiday season affords you a unique opportunity to put that love and concern into action. On September 25, worldwide Jewry will be observing Yom Kippur, a solemn day of prayer and fasting. There will be much soul searching and solemnity in the Jewish community as many consider their Creator and what he requires of them. Why not pray especially for the lost sheep of the house of Israel on that day? In this way you can show commitment and concern for the unbelievers and unity of spirit with those believing Jews who will be in earnest prayer at that time.
Those of us who know Yeshua as Lord and Savior do not fast to receive forgiveness, for he has accomplished that for us through his atoning death. However, many of us do fast and pray on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement in order to bind ourselves in a tangible way to our brothers and sisters after the flesh. We pray for open minds and hearts for our Jewish families and friends who do not yet know the Savior. Often our believing Gentile friends join us in this act of worship and concern.
We had never thought to extend a specific invitation to our Newsletter readers to join us in this spiritual exercise until last summer when we received that suggestion from a friend in Oregon. Although Pastor Wroblicky’s note arrived too late for us to print the idea in time, we saved the thought to pass on to our readers this year.
So now we’re inviting all who love Israel and have a burden for Jewish evangelism to stand with us in prayer during this time of solemn reflection. With or without fasting—as you feel led won’t you join us in prayer that many Jewish people might feel the need at this solemn season for a new look at the God of Israel as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that this might be a turning point for them in finding the Messiah of whom the Scriptures speak?