Shabbat Shalom from the Garden

I went to the garden early today.  In spite of the heat we are experiencing right now, the garden was a haven of peace and comfort.  As I walked, prayed, watered, and took lots of pictures, I was joined by an abundance of wildlife–not to mention the tangible presence of Jehovah.  Come along on a walk with me!

Praying for rain in Texas,


23 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebekah on August 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    So what I needed!


  2. Posted by Ernestine Burke on August 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful! Amazing how the garden flourishes in the midst of a drought! It’s a picture of all of us in this new season. The world is in recession, famine,and drought; but God’s people will flourish like this garden. Quick question: have the Indigenous people from that area visited and prayed for rain in the garden? I believe that their love for and connection to the Earth give them a unique sound (and dance) to call forth the elements:)


  3. Posted by Karen Leydens Martin on August 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I feel the peace as I viewed these pictures…thanks for sharing and Blessings from Missouri!


  4. Posted by Eric & Kathryn Inouye on August 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    What a blessing to see these photos of the Israel Prayer Garden on this Shabbat!
    Thank you, Pam!
    Shabbat shalom,
    Eric & Kathryn Inouye
    Steilacoom, Washington


  5. Posted by zionsgate on August 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Truly a work of Art- so anointed that the Presence of the Lord is visible right through the images! The Intercessors across the nation and the world that are participating since early this morning in the Solemn Assembly that was called by Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Reliant Stadium (, are likewise praying for rain for Texas and all of the Midwest that is experiencing drought for such a long time.

    May the Lord’s Grace and Abundant Blessings continue for all of us, in this appointed time of the Open Door. The Heaven of heavens is opening for the children of the Kingdom, because the time is so critical. See my blog at (, especially the post from 7/4/07 ‘Praying for the Healing of America’. Four years later it is even more seriously critical.

    Santos Garcia, Jr.
    Beaumont, CA


  6. Mere words cannot convey the beauty of His Garden. You can feel the peace in the pictures.

    Praying for our nation and for rain to fall in Texas and all of the drought strictened states.


  7. Posted by elizabeth hill on August 6, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Yes I too am praying for rain for Texas. I must say we have had an abundance of rain
    here in
    Colorado Springs.This was my first attempt at gardening and it has gone quite well.

    I continue to pray with all of you for rain there in Texas. Things look lovely even though you have need for rain.

    Elizabeth Hill


  8. Posted by Virginia M. Zajesky on August 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I come to the garden at night, when the dew is on the roses! And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and tells me I am His own. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk Pam.


  9. Even though I have only been in the garden several times in May and early June, I love it! Just before I came back to Mongolia in June I took my Son Tad, Jacob my 14-year-old grandson, and Emma, my 8-year-old granddaughter to visit the garden. They all loved it, but Emma, who is quite verbose and prophetic, was so excited about it! You could tell she felt the presence of God. At the threshing floor, she looked at the stained glass picture and said, “I’ve had a vision of this, it is beautiful!” As we walked through each tribe, she would ask, “Grandma, what does this mean?” And as Jacob would start the Bible story, she would finish it! It was such a blessed time!


  10. Posted by Jean Shortsleeve on August 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Thanks for the virtual tour. God love you all for braving the heat. I love the little critters and the blooms. I enjoyed going thru the Gentile Gate @ the Open Doors conf. and walking the “plumline” to the cross. The Spirit instructed me to go back thru the garden a different way then the way I came because things had changed. Thank you sooo much Pam and all who have helped for keeping up this beautiful haven of His Presence!


  11. Posted by Carol Allison on August 7, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Beautiful! It is a reminder that God is our Oasis in the midst of a hot and dry season
    .We will rejoice and appreciate the former and latter rains as they begin to fall. I hear the sound of abundance of rain.


  12. Posted by janneke van eeghen on August 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Thank you, Pam, for these beautiful pictures. I sensed the peace of the Lord in the garden! I hope and pray we will come to you in September, we wait for the Lord to confirm the idea.We pray with you for rain.

    bless you, love janneke


  13. Posted by Mary Medford on August 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Beautiful and breathtaking. I bless the work of your hands and I bless the LORD for all He has done and is doing through you.


  14. Posted by Maria Wennberg on August 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Pam, walking with you in the garden is such a joy. Thank you for taking all of us along. It is so goood to see the critters that join you and are becoming famous with your pictures. The fruit, the flowers, even in severe drought, are so beautiful. I can’t wait to see and walk in the garden again at Feast of TAbernacles.
    You steward God’s garden so beautifully. Thank you.


  15. Posted by lee on August 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the update, Pam….You are a blessing and certainly the number one intercessor and encourager for Chuck!
    May the Lord’s mercy pour out rain from the prayer garden and reign over Texas…


  16. Pam,
    Thank you so much for your blog. I am unable to be out in the heat at all, so even though I’ve been at conferences I had not seen the gardens. As I walked through this blog I felt Holy Spirit and such Peace, it is amazing. I was grieved I couldn’t see the gardens but now I have !!!!!!!!
    Thank You and Be Blessed,
    Judy Cooper


  17. Posted by Betty Moore on August 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    This is truly “the well watered garden of God”! It is a master piece created by God through His obedient chuildren. Well done good and faithful children of God!!


  18. Posted by Betty on August 8, 2011 at 5:35 am

    I, too, felt the Shabbat peace prevailing through your pictures. I can only agree with all the comments -The Lord has created a marvelous place by grace through His vision and your willingness to accept the challenge!
    Can’t help but think of the abundance of His original Garden when I see this lovely, inspired respite both in person or through your pictures. What a blessing for all who will come!
    May He continue to bless you with abundance in everything!


  19. Posted by Suzanne Harrington on August 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Beautiful pictures & work, great job!!


  20. Posted by Carol on August 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Absolutely wonderful!!!! I love everything you photograped. Perfect cross section of all the delights!!! I am so grateful our family has been able to be a small part of the vision. I can’t wait to share it with our family and friends in October.


  21. Absolutely beautiful and such peace, thank you for all your hard work and prayers that have gone into this. We have all benefited!


  22. Posted by Kerrie on August 10, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Well, we had a declaration by our govenor here in Ca recently that the drought is over…so goes California, so goes the nation…


  23. Posted by Lucy Roberts on August 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Thank you. This is a refreshing walk for a weary soul. I feel refreshed and restored and at peace again.


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