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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
    October 11th, 2014 | #1

    Lord of heaven and earth how we love and praise You today.Let Your light shine on Israel & the whole middle east…Open the sky and send for revival throughout Israel and the whole earth! We rejoice in You Lord and love and adore You.
    We cry out for wisdom, knowledge of who You are today upon the leaders…shower them with YOur Shalom and let the know Yesuha is indeed their Messiah. Guard,lead the idf and cause them to be strong in You…we pray for the elections that men and women of Your choose will be elected…have mercy on this whole region and stop the enemy at the borders. Thank You Lord …In Your name we pray amen and amen

  2. Elizabeth Hiveley
    October 10th, 2014 | #2

    Glorious Father in Heaven Holy is Your Name…You are high above all. Shine Your lint on Your precious people Lord. Be with the leadership and give them wisdom and knowledge of You and direction. Send Your Holy Spirit to pour out all over Israel and let it spread all over the earth! We pray for the coming elections for some very important jobs. We ask that Your men will be placed in the government so it will be stronger.
    We cry out for more of the Jewish people all over the world to return to their Land.
    We cry out for good leadership in the IDF and for Your blood covering on all of them.
    We ask that You apply the blood of Yeshua on all the borders of our precious Israel. We thank and praise Your Holy Name for who You are and for the many blessings and answers to intercession from your throne room.
    amen and amen

  3. Elizabeth Hiveley
    October 8th, 2014 | #3

    Father You are the God above all gods…Most Holy One, full of compassion,love, healing and deliverance…Deliver Your people today and bring them all into the Kingdom of God for such a time as this. You are Holy holy holy & righteous. We come to You today crying out for Your mercy and grace to shine down on Israel today Lord! Guide and guard the leadership and show Yourself strong on their behalf. Give them divine wisdom to lead the people.
    Be with the believers and bring them into unity and peace. Keep them strong and hide them under the shadow of YOur wings…we thank and praise You today..in the name of Yeshua we pray…amen and amen

  4. Elizabeth Hiveley
    October 7th, 2014 | #4

    Holy One of Israel…how we love and adore You today and always…We put our trust in You Lord . You are faithful and such a loving, kind, and compassionate One.
    We lift up the leaders in Israel today and ask for guidance, safety and wisdom to be their portion. save, heal and deliver them from the work of the enemy. We apply the blood of Yeshua to all of the borders in Israel and ask for divine help and direction for the IDF.
    You do all things well and we thank You for all the answers to prayer.
    amen amen

  5. Joyce Sawdon
    October 4th, 2014 | #5

    Abba Father, The Holy One of Israel, may your name be honoured and Your glory known in all the earth. As your people Israel come before you today in repentance, seeking to have their names written in the Book of Life on this Day of Atonement may they have a revelation of Yeshua the Messiah who made atonement for them and for all who would truly believe in Him. May many be “born again of the Spirit”.

    We pray for the “Peace of Jerusalem” especially today as Muslims will also be celebrating Eid-Al-Adha may they recognize that Abraham’s offering of his son was a picture of what you would do through Yeshua/Isa and may they repent and turn to Him for salvation.

    Lord have mercy and bring revelation through dreams and visions.

    In the mighty name of Yeshua the lamb of God
    Amen

  6. Elizabeth Hiveley
    October 2nd, 2014 | #6

    Father Your Word says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem…Lead me to pray more for Jerusalem! I know Your people and the land are on Your heart Father. Asking right now for a powerful blessings on the believers and the non believers of Israel and for a mighty out pouring of Holy Spirit that will spread through out the whole middle east. Protect Lori and all of the tourist there for the feast!
    Guide, protect and bless Bibi & all of those that give him advice. Reveal Yourself to the whole country Lord! Move in power on Mea Shrem and through out the Jewish community.
    I apply the blood of the Lamb on all the idf and their leaders! We bless You and love You Papa …shine Your glorious light all over the land! Thank You Father. amen and amen

  7. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 28th, 2014 | #7

    Father how we praise Your glorious Name…The Name that is above all names. We love and adore You and Bless You just for who YOU ARE!
    We cry out of Your mercy to fall all over the middle east and especially in Israel. Send signs and wonders and healing s along with deliverance. Papa keep Bibi healthy, and full of joy and dependance on The God of Israel. Protect him and all the people in the land. Give Him strategies for winning the war on terror. Confuse the enemy. We ask for You to cover the borders of Israel of the Lamb.
    We ask that You will keep drawing the Jews from around the world back to their homeland.
    Protect the Idf, air force, navy and all of the intelligence people. Give them Your plans for victory …Send a might outpouring of Holy Spirit and let it spread all over the middle east.
    Papa we praise and adore You…You are our faithful God!
    amen and amen

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