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Todah! Thank You!
The AMC leadership extends thanks to those of you who have contributed in any way to the growth, health and effectiveness of the AMC as a tool in the hand of the Lord.

Welcome, Beth Simcha!
The Association of Messianic Congregations is very happy to welcome Beth Simcha Congregation of San Antonio to membership in our Association! Welcome, Beth Simcha, Congregational Leader Randy Shapiro, Beth Simcha eldership and congregation!
The AMC's  Rabbi Mottel Baleston will welcome Beth Simcha Messianic Congregation on Saturday evening (September 20, 2008) at their weekly 5:30pm Shabbat Service. You are invited to attend. Pray for God's great blessing on that meeting.


Salvation in Israel

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. (Psalm 122:6)

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth; if I do not prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy. (Psalm 137:5-6)

For Zion's sake I will not be silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness goes out as brightness, and her salvation as a burning lamp. (Isaiah 62:1)

You who remember Jehovah, do not be silent. And give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7)

Pray for the salvation of all Israel (Isaiah 59:20, Romans 11:26), at which time Messiah, Prince of Peace, will return (Hosea 5:15; Matthew 23:39).

Sound Doctrine and Practice
Pray for the establishment of sound doctrine and practice in Messianic circles and in the church at large, especially in regards to the essentials of the faith, Israel and the Jews.

Member Ministries and Individual Members
Pray that the Lord will grant congregation and ministry leaders wisdom, skill, strength and protection "for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of  Messiah" (Ephesians 4:12). Pray that AMC members who are not members of Messianic congregations draw strength from the Lord and likeminded believers to hold steadfast in their convictions and move forward in their outreach. Pray that all Messianic congregations, ministries and individuals stand firm and glorify God in their outreach despite opposition by highly organized anti-missionary organizations. Pray that, as Saul, many anti-missionaries would see the Light and zealously proclaim the faith they now seek to destroy (Galatians 1:23).

AMC Board
Pray that the Lord will grant continued vision, wisdom, skill, strength and spiritual protection to the members of our board. Pray specifically for the Lord's guidance in their reorganization. Board membership presently consists of Pete Koziar, Vice President; Mottel Baleston, Secretary, and Dr. Michael Herts.

The Church
Pray that the Lord would open the eyes of the church to bless, and not curse, Israel (Genesis 12:3); that is, to provoke Israel to jealousy (Deuteronomy 32:21; Romans 10:19 and 11:11), to lead Israel to their Messiah and to love them as they love themselves (Matthew 19:19) with special regard to Israel's chosenness among the nations (Romans 1:16).

Pray that the Lord will stand against anti-Semitism in all of its forms, whether it be rabbinic (anti-gospel), doctrinal, social, academic, journalistic, political or economic.

AMC Web Site
Pray that the Lord will continue to use www.messianicassociation.org for the fulfillment of AMC's call in His Name. Pray that He will grant webmaster Mottel Baleston vision, wisdom, skill, strength and spiritual protection in the carrying out of his call.

The Shofar
Pray that the Lord will continue to use this email magazine, the Shofar, for the fulfillment of AMC's call in His Name. Pray that He will grant Shofar staff vision, wisdom, skill, strength and spiritual protection in the carrying out of their duties. Pray that the Lord will move in hearts for the writing and submission of timely articles or for regularly taking on an entire feature, such as, taking over our Understanding the Times news page or creating a Messianic Home Life page for the sharing of recipes or homemaking tips. Pray also that the Lord will raise up a partner or understudy for the production of The Shofar, particularly for the web construction aspect.
Contact Norm at YeshuasTouch@hawaii.rr.com.



Leadership and Citizenry

Pray for the Lordís protection for Israel and its citizens and for integrity and wisdom for its leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

The Lord's Remnant in Israel
Pray that the Lord will increase the witness and fruitfulness of His faithful in Israel. Pray particularly for the protection and fruitfulness of those of those who are presently under persecution, especially the believers in Arad, upon whom Satan has been unleashing his venom.  See article.

* * Please read our Understanding the Times to pray in details about current events. * *

Son of David Congregation
Son of David Congregation in Gaithersburg, Maryland is seeking a Congregational Leader. Information at http://www.sonofdavid.org/pages/CL-Information/CL_CoverLetter.html. Questions: elders@sonofdavid.org.  Application packet: office@sonofdavid.org. Phone: (240) 403-2138.

AMC's own board member and webmeister extraordinaire, Rabbi Mottel Baleston of Beth Messiah Messianic Jewish Congregation in Livingston, N.J., will be teaching a seminar on the The Eight Covenants of the Bible Friday night and Saturday, September 19-20, at Ariel Ministries' home office in San Antonio. You may still be able to register! Check out this link for the details: www.ariel.org/mec.htm. Please pray that the Lord will draw a full audience of His choosing and empower Mottel mightily to teach this most important subject.

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Q. Who may submit prayers and praise proclamations?
A.    The AMC, a member congregation or an individual member.

Q. What types of prayer and praise proclamations are sought?
A. * Ministry oriented, not individual needs oriented, though urgent prayer requests for individuals are welcomed.
     * For Jewish people witnessed to, but not in such a way as to reveal their identity without their
     * Prayers for Israel or Jewish communities anywhere in the world.
     * Praise proclamations for answers to prayer that fit into the categories described herein.   

Q. What are the submission parameters?
     *  Send prayers that will still be current at the next publication date. Publication dates are the 1st of February, April, June, September and November.
     *  Limit total submissions to 100 words. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the editorial staff.
     *  Submissions must be received a month before the next publication date. Exceptions may be made.
Submissions will be published, edited or returned for editing at the discretion of the editorial staff.
     *  Similar submissions may be combined by the editing staff into one prayer or praise proclamation.
     *  Send submissions to the editor at BibleStudyProject@hawaiiantel.net.
     *  Please let us know in which future editions, if any, a prayer request is to be repeated; and if a published prayer is no longer current, please let us know.

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