The “Three Weeks” between the 17th of Tammuz and the Tisha B’Av have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people. These days are referred to as the period “within the straits” (Lamentations 1:3).
The blue stripes of the flag of Israel are intended to symbolize the stripes on a tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. The portrayal of a Star of David on the flag of the State of Israel is a widely acknowledged symbol of the Jewish people and of Judaism.
Amy Hope Rylander has posted a design for the Mississippi state flag, a new flag of hope, a banner of love. This flag has been covered in much prayer.
Romans 15:13 (NLT)
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Father in heaven,
We thank You that the nation of Israel chose a flag that symbolized prayer and praise. We bless this nation.
We are praying big, Lord, because You are big. Give Mississippi a new flag of hope, a banner of love, and fill this state with joy, peace, and confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
We thank You for the obedience and faithfulness of Amy and her family. Fill them, O Source of Hope, with joy and peace. Amen.