We have just finished bethanie’s first women’s conference; ‘Arise.’ Below is a prayer that shaped the theme of the weekend – written by Carolyn Ros who was also our guest speaker.

(Thank you Carolyn for all you taught us and shared!)

“Daughter of Zion”

Arise daughter of Zion
awaken the dawn
with your laughter and joy

For the Redeemer has
Anointed you to go
Up in procession
Into the House of the Lord
His cleansing blood
Has made you and equal heir
With the sons of Adam

Shake off the shroud
Of history and tradition
Which have captured you
And withheld you from the freedom
Freedom that has been purchased
Not based on gender
But birthed out of the Father’s heart

Arise daughter of Zion
Awaken the dawn
With your laughter and joy

Enter into fellowship and relationship
Cultivate a teachable spirit
To receive impartation
To impart the immeasurable
Treasures that are found in the Lord

Do not vie or compete for favour
For your Redeemer is strong for battle
Instead clothe yourself
With humility and silence
This is the rabbinic
Call to any student

Truly beloved daughter
You are a gift and not a curse
Your presence brings edification
Your understanding and wisdom
Use for the building up of the Body
Discerning what is Truth

Arise daughter of Zion
Awaken the dawn
With your laughter and joy

Allow the Master’s hand to form you
Allow the coal from the altar
To touch your lips, to be holy
Set apart empowered to speak out with boldness
Let His kiss of fellowship
Enable you to find
Your place of destiny

Shake off the chains
Of opinions formed
By thoughts from long ago
You are genuinely loved in the Beloved
His redemption has qualified you
As a full inheritor of the Promise

March on with dignity
Casting aside all that would hinder you
Join the ranks of the many thousands marching
Marching over the land declaring the Truth

Arise daughter of Zion
Awaken the dawn
With your laughter and joy