Numbers 24:10-19

Numbers 24:10-19, ESV

And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together. And Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them these three times. Therefore now flee to your own place. I said, ‘I will certainly honor you,’ but the Lord has held you back from honor.” And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you sent to me, ‘If Balak should give me his house full of silver and gold, I would not be able to go beyond the word of the Lord, to do either good or bad of my own will. What the Lord speaks, that will I speak’? And now, behold, I am going to my people. Come, I will let you know what this people will do to your people in the latter days.”

And he took up his discourse and said,

“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened, the oracle of him who hears the words of God,
and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down with his eyes uncovered: I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob,
and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth. Edom shall be dispossessed; Seir also, his enemies, shall be dispossessed.
Israel is doing valiantly. And one from Jacob shall exercise dominion
and destroy the survivors of cities!”

Our Prayer

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe who called Your people Israel to be your chosen people and taught us to pray 'for the peace of Jerusalem! 'May peace be within Your walls and security within Your towers!' So may there be peace among the people of Israel, and may they come to know their redemption that is found in Jesus— the star that came out of Jacob and the scepter that arose out of Israel.

Lord our refuge and strength, grant refuge and strength to the nations of the world which are enduring turmoil and conflict— especially the Ukraine—- bring peace and concord to all nations and their leaders that they may put their trust in you and know that you are their stronghold in times of trouble.

Oh Lord, the light and salvation of all the world, grant wisdom and perseverance to all who bring the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ into the world. Bless especially all who are involved in the Apple of His Eye. So that all the nations may extol You, for Your steadfast love endures forever. May they faithfully bring your Word, which is a Lamp to our feet and a light to our path, to those who are lost in the darkness of sin. In order that they may know Jesus— the shining star—- who arose out of Jacob and grants light to the nations.

All these things we pray in the Holy Name of Yeshua Hamashiach Amen!