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Stand With Israel this Weekend Blowing the Shofar at 3pm on Sunday
by Jean Hughes / Aimee Herd : Aug 13, 2005 : Prepare the Way, Elijah Prayer Army
Christians worldwide have an opportunity to stand in prayer and fasting with our Jewish brothers and sisters as they seek God's intervention in the expulsion from Gaza. The Elijah Prayer Army has issued a worldwide prayer alert that is to begin on Saturday and end Sunday.

"- We ask all who can to fast this coming 9th of Av from 6 PM on August 13 to 6 PM on August 14.

"- At 3 PM on August 14 - at the time of the evening sacrifice and the hour of prayer - we encourage everyone to blow the shofar (if you don't have a shofar you can lift your voice like a shofar) and proclaim Zechariah 4:6-7,

"'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts. What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of 'Grace, grace to it!'"

"We blow the shofars to be remembered before the Lord of hosts that He will send forth His angels with mighty deliverance! May the Lord completely confuse the enemy camp and nullify all decrees of destruction! May the God of Israel be greatly exalted and glorified! May He expose the enemy! May the sound of the shofar bring about "a parting of the Red Sea" where Israel will be delivered."

"Blow the shofar at 3 PM your local time. This way the shofar will be heard before heaven every hour for 24 hours around the world. The Israeli Army has ordered all Jews to leave their homes in Gaza before midnight local Israeli time on August 14!"

As people fast Elijah Prayer Army suggests reading 2 Chronicles chapters 14 and 15, which includes King Asa's cry to the Lord:

"Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, 'LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army [the entire worldwide community and their governments pressuring Israel]. O LORD, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.'" (2 Chr 14:11)