Friday, July 25, 2008

Holy Women - for the Rosebud, Day 20

Friday is a traditional day for fasting.

Continue to pray our guiding verse: If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. Psalm 119:92


Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a prophet who was judging Israel at that time. She would sit under the Palm of Deborah, between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites would go to her for judgment. One day she sent for Barak son of Abinoam, who lived in Kedesh in the land of Naphtali. She said to him, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: Call out 10,000 warriors from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun at Mount Tabor.
Judges 4:4-6

Heavenly Father, Ancient of Days, you raised up Deborah to lead your people in a time of danger. Lakota women have voice in tribal leadership - raise up Christian women among them to speak with the Spirit's power and authority, calling people to fight with weapons not of this world against the enemy who attacks their children with suicide. We ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Mighty Deborah is a fascinating figure: a prophet who judged Israel from her palm tree (tamar) between Ramah (meaning high or lifted up) and Bethel (meaning house of God).

The elders of Israel came to Ramah to demand that Samuel appoint a king to rule over them. David fled to Ramah for Samuel's help when Saul sought his life.

May God raise up and bing into His house many faithful women among the Lakota.