ELUL, THE 19TH DAY OF PRAYER – Labor Day Prayer

Our Prayer For the Nations… Your Labor is Not in Vain

September 7th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 22-28



{To the chief Musician upon Ayeles hashachar, a musical instrument) A Psalm of David.} 

Ayeles hashachar, a.k.a a radiant deer, the Jewish Nation, and all those who love GOD are likened to a loving deer- which is devoted to its mate. (Brightening like the dawn, Rashi, Radak)

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken us? why art thou so far from helping us, and from the words of my roaring?

You LORD, have ALWAYS answered my prayers… Some feel abandoned, You feel so far away, but this can’t be true! Our countries need you, our nations are suffering, people are dying of plague, our leaders need help, they need wisdom, people need truth and someone who can speak it, so that they can hear it. We need Our Yeshua.

O my God, we cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises (yeh’shev teh’hee’lote yish’ray’el) of Israel.

Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

As You saved them, save us for the sake of our children, all over this world.

They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

But we are like worms (to’la, scorned and ridiculed by nations, our own brothers and sisters, that are rejoicing at what they hope is our end) and no man; we have become a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

All they that see us laugh us to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

There is no help for them in GOD. They are happy to see the nations of Your People in peril. They can’t see that our deaths, all these deaths, are connected to each other. We need each other to live, to survive. People dismiss us our plea, they open their mouths WIDE to criticize us… even for praying. They speak derisively about our faith and our lives, our faith that many will be saved alive.

Our Fathers and Mothers trusted on Your Name that You would deliver them: “let Him deliver him, seeing he delighted in Him.”

They mock us LORD, they doubt if You will come to our aid, if You will deliver us. How can You not help us now? We refuse to believe that You will not send us help from the sanctuary. You LORD are Faithful. You are OUR Deliverer, In Your Name we Trust!

But thou art He that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.

You gave us life, and sent us Your Word. We were NOT created for death. Death is not our purpose. We were created for life and life abundantly. We decree abundance back into our lives and those who are struggling LORD. Send them their Yeshua. You are Truth, and You will keep us in the palm of Your Hand.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12 Many bulls (strong powerful empires, adversaries) have compassed round about us: strong bulls (powerful adversaries) of Bashan have beset us round.

13 They gaped upon us with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

They confess only death and destruction. They watch reports and agree. They commiserate over the situation. They come into agreement with every negative thought and vain imagination about our futures, our lives. They are daily counting death and disregarding the lives, the life they could help. They are calling death to Your People, by their lack of knowledge about Your WORD. Who LORD, is casting down their WORDS with us?

Who LORD, is speaking Life with us? Who will speak life and live? Who believes the report of the LORD with us?

14 We are poured out like water (paralyzed with fear), and all our bones are out of joint: our heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Send Us Help from the sanctuary. Send Us agreement, Agree with our prayer LORD.

15 Our strength is dried up like a potsherd; and our tongues cleaveth to our jaws; and thou hast brought us into the dust of death (we sometimes feel like we’re being prepared for death. like this is the end of it all).

But we speak Death to death! We say death must die! We say, our sons and daughters shall live and not die! We say COVID can’t get through prayer!

We’ve hear that our confession is impossible!, so now we confess it even the more, even louder! We serve the GOD of the Impossible! Impossible is bread for us!

16 For dogs have compassed us: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed us: they pierced our hands and our feet.

dogs… beast that surround us and seek to tear at our flesh, not only bulls, but now dogs come at us like mobs, from the most basest places of the earth. (paraphrased from Ibn Ezra)

17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

I can count all my bones (Radak). Sometimes, I feel like a skeleton existing… like a passenger in my own day, walking behind myself, disengaged from my own life.

18 They part our garments among them, and cast lots upon our vesture.

They seek to destroy us on the cross that we serve! But we will not be moved. People just want what we have, our name in Christ, our inheritance, everything that You have given us, in Your Name. They desire our mantle of Royalty (Ibn Ezra), they want us to give up our crown for destiny, our anointing, our life in the Messiah.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me (ho’she’yay’nee, from the root yah’shaw, deliver me) from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns (strength, power) of the wild oxen (those powers that rise up against me).

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

Praising GOD according to your personal level of closeness. Those who once served out of fear, may now, I pray, serve You out of love.

24 For He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath He hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, He heard.

25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.

I praise because YOU are Faithful. You LORD, will always come for me. When there is no help to be found for me on earth or in people, You LORD are assurance, You are my help. You are the reason why I can praise, with no natural answer in sight. You are my ever present, supernatural answer, invisible, 360 degree answer. When You agree with my prayers, EVERYTHING, falls into place and is in right alignment.

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever.

Our hearts will no longer suffer the anguish of exile from GOD. He will satisfy the humble and they shall praise Him.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember (za’kar) and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and He is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

We are that remnant, that shall serve the LORD.

31 They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this.

Our children shall hear of Your deeds, They shall hear of our faith… We will not fail to tell them. Even now, we are declaring Your righteousness to a nation yet unborn.


Blessings over all the nations that participate in reading this blog. I pray for your seed and your seeds seed. I pray that GOD honor and keep you and increase your strength. I pray that your garments will keep you protected from the snare of the fowler… I prayer that you never remove your garments of prayer. Your Labor is not in vain. May GOD always find you dwelling in your tents… Amen.