Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War.

Isaiah 62:1-7 (ESV)
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,
until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
and her salvation as a burning torch.
The nations shall see your righteousness,
and all the kings your glory,
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
On your walls, O Jerusalem,
I have set watchmen;
all the day and all the night
they shall never be silent.
You who put the Lord in remembrance,
take no rest,
and give him no rest
until he establishes Jerusalem
and makes it a praise in the earth.

Our Father in heaven,
You declared that the land of Israel is Yours, and You promised that You will heal its apostasy. Love it freely. Be like the dew to Israel, that it will blossom like the lily and take root like the trees of Lebanon. May its shoots spread out; its beauty be like the olive, and its fragrance like Lebanon.
Oh, that the nation of Israel and the Mississippi Delta would both dwell beneath Your shadow! Let them flourish like the grain and blossom like the vine! Amen.
Leviticus 25:23, Hosea 14:4-7

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