The Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor provides you with the opportunity to grow in the area of intercession as you are able to pray onsite, with insight, in Israel and specifically in Jerusalem.
Whether you are a seasoned intercessor or just growing in this area of your life, this prayer endeavour will create moments to experience and encounter Jesus Christ, grow in your understanding and practice of intercessory prayer, prayer walking and discernment as well as strategic or high-level spiritual warfare.
This is not a Biblical tour, but you will be able to visit some of the Biblical sites connected with the events of Jesus’ life and death.
You will gain a better understanding of the Bible as you visit these places and observe what is happening in the physical while growing in discernment as we listen to what the Holy Spirit says to us in these places.
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus
Any visit to the Holy Land brings the Bible into 3D!
Jerusalem is the place where the gospel unfolded in real-time. It is the city in which Jesus was crucified, died and rose again on the third day.
This is where the feet of Jesus walked. The Bible become more real as you get a sense of some of the geography.
For example, one afternoon as we walked down to what would have been the house of the high priest, there is a set of steps leading down the hillside.
These are steps which Jesus would have been brought up after he had been arrested in Gethsemane.
From that location, you can look out across the Kidron valley to Gethsemane and get a sense of how long it would have taken for the soldiers to bring Jesus from there to the high priest. All that time Jesus was at the mercy of the guards.
With his hands bound, it was probably not a pleasant experience.
Being in the land allows the Bible to come alive.
The Work of Prayer
We add to that intentional equipping on God’s plans for fulfilling the Great Commission. We share our observations on Satan’s plans Islam to block those plans, then move into prayer engagements in this epicenter of the spiritual battle. It becomes a transformative experience.
This prayer endeavour will allow you to journey to the centre of the world and to gain a greater understanding of how the earth really does revolve around Jerusalem.
You will grow in your understanding of spiritual warfare as you visit the “ground zero” of the spiritual conflict between the kingdom of God and our adversary the devil.
You will gain insight into the schemes the enemy is using to attempt to hinder the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
You will grow in understanding of the Messianic Jewish community and their witness within the land of Israel. You will meet Messianic Jews and hear their stories of living and working in the land.
You will hear the joys and challenges which they face as believers and have opportunities to pray with them and for them. Scripture calls us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and as we seek to do that, we will pray blessing upon the land and the people of the land.
You will grow in your understanding of how Christian and Messianic Jew are called together as the one new humanity for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
There will be opportunities to pray together as the one new humanity as we connect with Israeli intercessors and share together in the work of intercession. The Lord has blessed us with growing friendships in the land. There will be time to encourage believers and help them grow in the area of intercession.
Three parts of our Prayer Endeavour
There are a number of video teachings and books which will help to prepare the team for their journey to Jerusalem. In addition, the team will gather ahead of time for discussion and prayer so that unity in the Spirit can begin to be formed and the Lord can ready us for the work he will be calling us to do while in the land.
The actual trip to Israel is a time of engagement. As we arrive in Israel, we will first spend time in the Judean Hills outside of Jerusalem at Yad Hashmona to rest and prepare ourselves for the time in Jerusalem.
Each day, there will be time to prayer walk within the city of Jerusalem as we visit sites and meet with Messianic believers. We shall be listening for specific assignments from the Lord and opportunities to bless the people and the nation. Our time will be led by the Holy Spirit, but will include:
- Visiting and worshipping with Revive Israel
- Joining worship at King of Kings Community in Jerusalem
- Visiting the Jerusalem Prayer Tower
- Meeting Messianic Jews who are living in the land
- Visiting the garden tomb
- Visiting the western wall and the temple mount
- Visiting the Mount of Olives and the garden of Gethsemane
- Celebrating a Shabbat dinner
- Prayer walking around Jerusalem
As we complete our time, we return again to Yad Hashmona to debrief and discern what the Lord has been doing in us and through us.
We shall also take time to listen for how the Lord would have us return home as we seek ways to incorporate what has been learned and experienced into our “regular” lives.
We will look at ways of continuing to develop in the areas the Lord is speaking to us about.
Explanation of the Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor
Rev. Cindy Strickler introduces Jeanne Kraak who gives an explanation of the Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor at a 2016 prayer gathering at the Community of the Cross in Black Mountain NC.
Jeanne also introduces the 4 Great Waves of the Holy Spirit, which gives the team a grid for prayer.
Are you called to support in intercession?
You may not feel called to be a part of this current trip, but the Lord may still call you to intercede for those who are going. To sign up for prayer updates for this trip please use the following link:
Scriptures to Focus on in Prayer
- Ephesians 4
- Isaiah 62
- Isaiah 58
- Zechariah 12-14
- Deuteronomy 31:6-8. Also see Joshua 1:3-9
- 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
- Hebrews 10:19-25
Are you called to help financially?
Part of our time will be spent encouraging and equipping believers in Israel in the area of intercession and specifically event intercession. PRMI’s strong commitment to intercession and intercessors on the wall has been recognized by the Messianic community.
Your financial support will help to provide materials we can use to equip intercessors to be effective in the roles they are called to.
For more information on ways to give visit www.prmi.org/donate.
Are you called to be a part of a prayer endeavor?
If you feel the Lord calling you to be a part of a future Prayer Endeavor please email Martin Boardman for an application form.
Here are just two who were on the 2016 trip:
Dorothy TerHorst – South Dakota, U.S.A.
Richard Turnbull – Nottingham, UK