In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Ezekiel is acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. In Judaism and Christianity, he is also viewed as the 6th-century BCE author of the Book of Ezekiel, which reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some call the Millennial Temple (or Third Temple) visions. See Story Of Ezekiel
The name Ezekiel means ‘God strengthens’.
And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! will you destroy all the residue of Israel in your pouring out of your fury on Jerusalem? – Ezekiel 9:8
“As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.”
Study of Ezekiel 3:22-27
The glory of Your creation, Lord God, is beyond our comprehension. For it is beautiful and full of life, yet
also risky and perilous. Nevertheless, we praise You for the hope You have placed within it. For in You we
find love that changes darkness to light, joy that triumphs over disaster, and hope in the midst of trial and
distress. Surely You are within Your creation, Lord God, for You are leading it towards its completion in
justice and in love, and we praise You. AMEN
Read a favourite passage of Scripture out loud; for example, 1 Cor 13, or Eph 1. Let these great words
inspire your prayers.
- Pray for disenfranchised people throughout the world: Pray for the people of Africa who are
sometimes badly governed and unable to enjoy the benefits of their beautiful continent
- Continue to pray for the people of New Zealand as they suffer the appalling results of the earthquake
there. Pray for all who suffer the loss of loved ones and property
- Give thanks to God for teachers who give of themselves to offer good education
We ask for Your blessing,
Creator God of awesome majesty;
Draw near to us, examine us, remake us,
And grant us the full assurance of our faith.
We ask for Your provision,
Almighty Lord of ultimate authority;
Help us, from the storehouse of grace,
Grant us all we need to accomplish Your will.
We ask for Your presence,
Passionate Christ of Calvary and Easter.
Touch us and purify us with Your salvation;
And lead us always in the pathways of peace.
We ask for Your protection,
Powerful Spirit of wind and fire.
Gather us in Your empowering arms,
To be and to live; renewed.
Bible passage – Ezekiel 3:22-27
22 Then the hand of the LORD was upon me there; and He said to me, Rise up, go out into the
valley, and there I will speak with you. 23 So I rose up and went out into the valley; and the
glory of the LORD stood there, like the glory that I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell on
my face. 24 The spirit entered into me, and set me on my feet; and He spoke with me and said
Go, shut yourself inside your house. 25 As for you, mortal, cords shall be placed on you,
and you shall be bound with them, so that you cannot go out among the people; 26 and
I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be speechless
and unable to reprove them; for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with
you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD’.
—- Paul H Ashby Derby
For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:24-28
My Ezekiel Prayer
Heavenly Father, I pray for divine wisdom and understanding,
To excel in strength and boldness like that of a lion, even as the angels who serve You and who are never afraid;
I ask that You help me to excel in diligence and patience like an ox, and to be unwearied in the discharge of the work You give me to do for You, even as those angels are who serve In Your holy court.
I ask for quick and piercing insight, like that of an eagle’s sight, to soar high even as the angels who serve You soar, spiritually close to You, quick to hear Your voice in my heart, quick to respond obediently to do all You ask of me without complaining; and always thankful, always humble.
I ask for willing hands and feet to do Your will, to walk Your paths wherever You call me to go, whatever You ask me to do.
Help me go straight forward like Your angels who serve in Your holy courts, with one heart, one soul, one mind, one purpose: to love You with ALL MY HEART, ALL MY SOUL, ALL MY MIND, ALL MY BEING.
Lord, like Your angels, let me turn not back, nor aside from serving You. Help me keep my eyes focused firmly on You. Let me not turn from my work to trifle with what is not Your will for me.
Help me go wherever Your Holy Spirit would have me go, to accomplish whatever You have chosen for me to do.
Oh dearest Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, though I am no angel, please fill my heart with a burning zeal to serve You as those angels at Your court must have. Fill my heart with a burning love, a holy passion that grows only more intense for You like a flame that is eternal and grows deeper and higher and hotter day by day.
Let my love for You be like the eternal flame in the lamps of the temple of old Jerusalem; may it never wane, may it never die, but grow stronger and brighter each moment day by day by the power of Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, thank You, I love You, Lord.