The Rosh Chodesh Prayer Chain
A global movement of prayer from every tribe, tongue, and Nation of this world to be united in intercession for an outpouring of the Spirit of God in Israel and the Nations. Aligning with the times and seasons God has set out in His Word.
In Isaiah 66:23 the prophet foretold of a time when every Nation would bring Worship and Prayer before the Lord from one New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) to the next, it will be a continual expression of prayer from every Nation.
Prayer is a powerful weapon which breaks down strongholds, transforms lives, and partners with God’s kingdom being established in every part of our lives. We know the power of prayer, and have seen testimonies from around the World of how God moves when we submit of requests before him.
The work and ministry of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, both in Israel and worldwide, is fuelled by prayer. We know that we cannot accomplish anything of lasting value without first placing everything into God’s hands through prayer. Moreover, when we pray, the Lord hears and answers in His own amazing ways.
In early 2020 through the leading of the Holy Spirit the ICEJ Rosh Chodesh prayer chain was birthed as a Prayer movement that mobilizes the Nations to Align with the times and seasons set in God’s Word like the Sons Issachar. To be a people who know the times and know what our Nations are supposed to do.
The Rosh Chodesh or New Moon in Hebrew is the first day of the month in the Biblical Calendar. Although Rosh Chodesh is one day we see in (Isaiah 66:23) that the Lord is calling forth a 24/7 prayer movement going from one Rosh Chodesh to the next with continuous prayer and worship rising up before the Lord as sweet incense. A movement of prayer and worship that would spread across the face of the Earth.
We find that in the Bible, Rosh Chodesh is often mentioned together with the main feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Tabernacles. They are called moedim, which can be translated as “appointed times”. That is, God makes an appointment with His people, and says He will listen and will accept our prayers. It is a time for drawing near to God. We know, of course, that God always listens, and we can and should pray without ceasing. Yet we also can learn from the Biblical concept of appointed times and use the lesson to enhance our spiritual life.
With this understanding Pastors, Prayer Leaders, and Intercessors present their Nations before the Lord aligning with God’s plans and purposes for Israel by taking their stand as watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem praying for an outpouring of the Spirit of God over the Nations of the earth (Joel 2:28) and for the Spirit of Grace and Supplication over the Nations and people of Israel (Zechariah 12:10).
"And of the children of Issachar, who were men that had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do..." (I Chronicles 12:32a KJV)
Jesus rebuked His generation for not discerning the time they were living in. "Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so, it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?" (Luke 12:54-56)
“Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” (Luke19:41-44)
In the time we are living in now let us be found as a people who are presenting ourselves before the Lord to receive His instructions for our lives, our families, our communities, and our Nations.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest … Jesus the Son of God, … Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace… (Hebrews 4:14-16) Through the finished work of Jesus on the cross of Calvary, we always have access to come boldly before the throne of grace to make our requests.
The call to pray during the Rosh Chodesh is not a call to come back under the law of Moses, however, we see that there is value in aligning with the times and seasons God has set out in Biblical calendar. This is an invitation for those who will dedicate their heads to heaven to be watchful taking your place as a representative from your Nations to join with leaders from over 85 nations to align with God’s plans and purposes for the Nation of Israel and your Nation. Praying with the understanding and wisdom of the Word of God according to the times and seasons in the Biblical Calendar.
Maintain 24/7 prayer and worship from one Rosh Chodesh to the next;
Provide monthly teachings on the Biblical months;
Raise a community of Prayer Partners across the globe to pray for an outpouring of the Spirit of God over Israel and their Nations;
Remain Sensitive to the Holy Spirit and His leading;
Steward the Word the Lord releases to us in our times of prayer.
The greatest prophecy yet to be fulfilled in the history of the modern restoration of Israel is the outpouring of the Spirit foretold by many prophets in Scripture (Ezekiel 36, 37; Isaiah 43; Zechariah 12:14). Let us pray that God will complete His work by the Holy Spirit in the Land of Israel at this time.