The Beauty of the Bride

As we continue to pray for Israel, ask Holy Spirit how He would like you to pray.

Scripture 1

The most amazing song of all, by King Solomon: Smother me with kisses His Spirit-kiss divine. So kind Your caresses, I drink them in like the sweetest wine! Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing, over and over poured out. For Your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore You. Draw me into Your heart and lead me out, we will run away together, into Your cloud-filled chamber! We will remember Your love as we laugh and rejoice in You, celebrating Your every kiss. Song of Solomon 1:1-4

Your song of love, Your kiss divine, Your touch is kind, Your presence is sweet. You call Israel Your bride, may she adore You. Draw her into Your heart and lead her into Your chamber of love. Let Your oil flow over Israel and bring her to the place of laughter and rejoicing, in celebration of Your love.

Scripture 2

Listen, My radiant one, if you ever lose sight of Me, just follow in My footsteps where I lead My lovers. Come with your burdens and cares. Come to the place near the sanctuary of My shepherds, there you will find Me. My dearest one, Let Me tell you how I see you, You are so thrilling to Me. Look at you, My dearest darling, You are so lovely! You are beauty itself to Me. Your passionate eyes are like loyal, gentle doves. Song of Solomon 1:8-9, 15

Jesus, may Israel see herself through Your eyes, Your heart and Your Spirit. She has lost sight because of cares and burdens that she would run to the place of Your sanctuary, Your place of safety and peace…Your heart her home! You will share Your secret passion of love for Israel and how You see her, You will remind her of how lovely she is to You.

My Beloved one, You are pleasing beyond words and so winsome! Our resting place is anointed and flourishing like a green forest meadow bathed in light. Rafters of cedar branches are over our heads and balconies of pleasant smelling pines. A perfect home!

Scripture 3

My Beloved One, You are pleasing beyond words, and so winsome! Our resting place is anointed and flourishing like a green forest meadow bathed in light. Rafters of cedar branches are over our heads and balconies of pleasant smelling pines. A perfect home! Song of Solomon 1:16-17

Jesus, You are beyond words, You are charming and loving Israel can rest in You. It is in Your rest that she will find Your anointing that prospers her and bathes her with Your light. You cover her with deep rooted truths and songs of love. You are Israel’s perfect home!

Scripture 4

I’m truly His rose, the very theme of His song! I’m His ever-fresh lily, thriving on His love, growing in the valley! Yes you are My darling companion. You stand out from all the rest, for though the curse of sin surrounds you, You remain pure as a lily, more than all others. Song of Solomon 2:1-2

Jesus, You have called Israel Your rose, the very tune to Your song. You see her as Your bright and cheerful white trumpets, flourishing in Your love and growing even in the valleys of her life. You have called Israel Your “darling companion” and You say “she stands out from all the rest!” You see her as pure, even in the midst of a sin-filled world.

Scripture 5

 I see your blushing cheeks opened like the halves of a pomegranate showing through your veil of tender meekness. How passionate your personality! When I look at you I see your inner strength, so stately and strong. You are as secure as David’s fortress. Your virtues and grace cause a thousand soldiers to surrender to your beauty. Song of Solomon 4:3c-4

You declare Israel is meek, with passionate personalities. You speak of her inner strength, noble and solid. You call on Israel to be as secure as a fortress of love. Your benefits and refinement cause those that war against her to surrender. This is Your covenant blessing for Your Bride.

Scripture 6

I’ve made up my mind. Until the darkness disappears and the dawn has fully come, in spite of shadows and fears…I will go to the mountain of suffering love and the hill of burning incense. Yes, I will be Your bride. Every part of you is so beautiful, My darling! Perfect your beauty, without flaw within! Song of Solomon 5:6-7

Jesus, You are Israel’s Bridegroom and she is Your Bride, Israel will choose You this day. No matter what comes her way in the shadows of darkness and the onslaught of fears that try to persuade her; she will climb the mountain to Your sanctuary for You suffered for her and became the sacrifice of love. Israel will choose to be crucified with You, it is no longer Israel that lives but You that lives in her. Israel loves You because You see her as perfect beauty and without flaw.