“You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel”. – Psalm 22:3
It was time. The bi-annual, holiday gatherings with Jerusalem’s single mothers had been so fruitful that the staff of CBN Israel felt there must be more regular meetings where these women could connect both with each other and with the Lord. The idea came to have quarterly nights of worship.
On Monday, May 15th, in Beit Sar Shalom, 15 single mothers, the staff of CBN Israel and several volunteers gathered together to dedicate this evening entirely to worshipping the Lord. A group of Israeli, single ladies from various congregations, who meet consistently once a week to pray, were invited by CBN Israel to lead the moms in singing. Until now, these ladies were only meeting privately but had felt to pray that the Lord would use them to minister to others outside their group. This night of worship was God’s answer to their prayers. They came to the meeting with anticipation and excitement.
Hebraic songs filled the air and the mothers felt the strong presence of God in the room. *Bat-El, one of the single mothers who was present came to a CBN Israel staff member in tears and shared her experience of what the Lord had shown her. She said,
“As we were worshipping, I had a picture of Jesus with His hands on *Tanya’s feet (another single mother in the room). As I opened my eyes to search for Tanya, there you were, kneeling down and praying with your hands on her feet. The Lord wants you to know that He is ministering through you.”
Even after hours of worship, the women did not want the meeting to end. They had met the Lord and the Lord had met with them. They could still feel His presence even as they were leaving. Each mother was surprised with a food voucher as a gift for the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks. (See Leviticus 23:15-21).
This meeting marks the first of many nights of worship to come. Please pray with us that the Lord would continue to honor these gatherings with His presence and would continue to minister by the Holy Spirit to each single mother as they come to seek the Lord and offer up their sacrifices of praise and worship.
God bless you.
*Names have been altered for privacy