Praying the Foundations of the Kingdom of God
Author: Penny Valentine
Product code: B439
This is designed to help others to pray effectively from God's word for the extension of His Kingdom in the nations. 40 short biblical studies are combined with ideas for scriptural prayer, equally suited for use by individuals or in small groups.
“Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
In this day and age when the very nature of Biblical faith is being ferociously attacked and destroyed by the force of humanism, we really need to pray for the strengthening of our spiritual foundations in the Hebrew Scriptures.
The Torah (five books of Moses) is the foundation of all Scriptural revelation, including Jesus’ teaching which focuses on the Kingdom of God. The Torah itself is founded on the bedrock, baseline truths contained in Genesis and Exodus. They teach us who God is, what He is like, and the Kingdom principles on which we are to base our lives – so that we can sanctify His name and extend His rule where we are.
Keren Hannah Pryor writes in the Foreword, "Dear reader, at this time of history we find ourselves at a critical juncture when the nations of the world are aligning themselves against this small and particular piece of land [Israel]. It is the place our God chose to place His Name forever and we are enjoined to examine our hearts and to take a stand. There is only one solid place upon which to stand and that is on the Word and character of the Creator of all – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob...the God of Israel.”
In this book, Penny Valentine draws on her extensive experience as a Bible teacher and intercessor to set out studies in Genesis and Exodus to help strengthen the foundations of God’s Kingdom in our own lives and in the nations, as we respond to God’s Word in prayer and intercession.
The first two volumes ‘Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem’ and ‘Praying for Israel and the Arab Nations’, helped many pray with biblical insight for Israel and the Middle East. Like its predecessors, this consists of 40 Biblical studies, each used as a springboard for prayer and intercession.
As we meditate on the great foundational truths of creation, covenant, and the unchanging character of God, we respond to Him first on a personal level. We can only extend His rule through prayer if we are prepared to accept it and submit to it in our own lives. From there we intercede for God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done in our communities, our nations and the nations of the world – Israel of course included.
The Psalmist asks, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3). The answer is, look to the One who is in control of everything – and pray.
About the Author
Born in England, she has lived in many nations including Egypt as well as several countries in southern Africa, where she spent her childhood and much of her adult life.
Her studies at the London Bible College prepared her for years of Bible teaching, discipleship training and intercession in many nations.
She and her husband Rod worked for Christian Friends of Israel between 1993 and 2007 during which time they fulfilled their calling to 'share God's heart for Israel with the heart of the church', in Jerusalem, Africa and the UK. They now live in south Shropshire, England.