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Praying for Israel

- Today’s prayer for Israel -

Land of God’s Choosing

“For the LORD will not abandon His people,
Nor will He forsake
His inheritance.” -Psalm 94

The history of Israel and the Jewish people has developed over 35 centuries. The Bible records the first thousand years of this history, during which the Jews developed a cultural, national and religious identity within the Land of Israel. Although the Jewish people have been dispersed all around the world, there has always been a Jewish presence in Israel.

Even those living in other nations never forgot their roots or the land God promised their forefathers. In 1948, 2,000 years after the Jews were forced from their homeland, Israel once again became an official Jewish State. For thousands of years the Jews have been trickling back to their homeland from over 70 countries, and now it is a patchwork of multiethnic communities living side by side.

Over the past 50 years, the population of Israel has grown seven fold. The 6.2 million inhabitants are made up of people from every ethnic background, religion and lifestyle. Jews comprise about 78% of the population, and non-Jewish people, mostly Arabs, number about 22%.

"O house of Israel, bless the LORD; O house of Aaron, bless the LORD; O house of Levi, bless the LORD; You who revere the LORD, bless the LORD. Blessed be the LORD from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!" Psalm 135:19-21

Pray for Jerusalem

for he who touches you,
touches the
apple of His eye. -Zec.2:8

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves; And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” Is.62:6-7

Jerusalem, Israel’s capital (population 657,500), has stood at the center of the Jewish people’s national and spiritual life since King David made it the capital of his kingdom some 3000 years ago. Today it is the seat of the government and Israel’s largest city.

With 3,000 years of history behind it, Jerusalem is now thrust to the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The epicenter of the conflict lies in Jerusalem and more specifically on the Temple Mount in the Old City. The Jews of Israel are locked in a conflict with their Palestinian Arab neighbors.

Although the Temple hasn’t stood for almost 2,000 years, Jerusalem continues to be the focus of the Jewish world. The Temple may not be there, but Jews believe that the intrinsic holiness of the site always remains.

In fact, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is one of the most revered and contested pieces of land in the world. Muslems call the site Hareem al-Sharef. It’s where the Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock are located. To Jews, it is the place where Kings Solomon and Herod built the first and second Temples: the holiest place in the Jewish religion. Jewish tradition also maintains that in the End of Days, during the Messianic Era, a third and final Temple will be built on Mount Moriah.

(sources:Rabbi Ken Spiro, article, “Jerusalem…Jewish and Muslim claims to the Holy City”; Chris Mitchell, article, “Trouble at the Temple Mount.”)

“But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.” -Matt. 5:34-35

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you , And give you peace.” -Num. 6:24-26

“…for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.” -Zec.2:8

“If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
If I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.”
-Psalm 137:5-6

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  1. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 20th, 2014 | #1

    Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God of Israel. We come before You Throne standing on the sea of glass asking for You to shine Your light into the Land of Israel. Show Yourself strong on their behalf! Send revival fires all over the land and display sings wonders and miracles! Give them dreams of visions & heal save and deliver Your people Father.
    We ask for good health, courage, strength, wisdom to surround the leadership of this Land. Bring unity among them. Guard and protect the idf…move among them and save them , give them You peace and healing LOrd.
    We love and adore You and praise Your Holy name. amen and amen

  2. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 18th, 2014 | #2

    Glorious One of we love and adore You today and always. We worship You in spirit and in truth. You are awesome and kind in all of Your ways. Your ways are past finding out…for Your ways are higher than ours.
    I cry out for Israel today Lord the enemy is building up arms on all of their borders! Lord save Your people and cause the enemy to be in confusion and fear today.
    Lord send a mighty out pouring of revival and let it spread thought out the whole middle east! Sings & wonders. Dreams and visions…healing salvation, healing s and deliverance.
    We ask for divine wisdom for the leadership. & salvation, healing and deliverance for the whole land.
    We ask for protection on the Idf as well as the believers in the land. Also for those who are poor and needy. We give You praise and thanksgiving for all the answers to our prayer. We love you …in the name that is above all names we pray..amen and amen

  3. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 17th, 2014 | #3

    Holy One of Israel how we love You! You are so kind,loving, compassionate, long-suffering, gentle and so faithful!
    Nothing is too hard for You , You are the God above all gods!
    We cry out for Israel today Lord, for they shalom, peace, salvation, healing and deliverance.
    We apply the blood of the Lamb to the borders of our beloved Israel.
    We ask for wisdom for BIBi and his advisors. We also ask for unity among the whole government.
    We ask for the Jewish people who live outside of Israel for their return to their home. We also ask for a very
    powerful revival to fall all over the land and to flow through out the entire middle east.
    We ask for salvation and deliverance for the IDf . Most of all we thank You for haring and answering out prayers.
    amen and amen

  4. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 16th, 2014 | #4

    You are high and lifted up and Your train fills the temple…Holy is Your Name…the Name above all names.
    We love and adore You today Lord. Shine Your light upon Israel today Father…Save, heal and deliver many into the kingdom of God for such a day as this!
    We ask for mercy, truth, grace and wisdom to aid the Leaders of Israel and the people today.
    Bless Bibi and his family with health , strength and salvation.
    We ask for a powerful revival to fall In Israel and spread throughout the Middle east.
    We ask for the blood of the Lamb to cover all of the borders of the land.
    We ask for unity and wisdom among the believers.
    We ask for thousands of Jews to retune to their homeland.
    We thank You that You always hear our hearts cry for Your people.
    We love You today Father.
    amen and amen

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