News & Views
2016: Thinking Aloud
Statement Regarding the UK-Germany Global Prayer Call
An invitation has been extended, to those who are interested, for cooperation in an act of repentance, at Christ Church, Jerusalem in early September 2016. The focus of repentance will be on restoring the broken relationship, following the disconnection of Germany and the UK during the 19th Century.
Although CMJ UK will not formally be at the prayer event, CEO, Alex Jacob has issued the following statement:
As we all gather for times of prayer there is often a difficult balance with regard to looking back and offering prayers of thanksgiving and/or repentance, and looking forward offering prayers of petition. While this balance is difficult, I believe it is vital; vital for a healthy and maturing prayer life, and vital for present day service and witness.
On behalf of Church’s Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ) here in the UK, can I say how thankful we are for the various prayer initiatives which, from time to time, have brought into clear focus the need to repent in order to be a present and future blessing; a blessing for the Jewish people, a blessing for reconciliation, and a blessing for global mission.
I found the Global Prayer Call insight, with regard to connecting the redemptive callings and gifts of the peoples of Germany, Poland, France and Britain, to be astute, intriguing and important. Clearly this four-way link has many historical connections within the ministry of CMJ, both in a world-wide context and within Israel.
I trust your prayer time is significant and you sense unity and progress as you invest time, energy and resources into this event.
I am sorry that a representative from CMJ UK cannot be present with you on this occasion, but I and my staff team will be praying ‘with you’ at our staff day on September 7th, and we invite our supporters to join us on the same day, wherever they are located.
I send my warmest greetings to you all and to Revd. David Pileggi and all my colleagues at Christ Church.
Let me conclude by sharing a verse which I have been reflecting upon recently- Zechariah 14:9: “The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD and his name the only name.”
Revd. Alex Jacob