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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 28th, 2014 | #1

    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

  2. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 26th, 2014 | #2

    How beautiful You are Lord! You are loving, compassionate and kind full of wonder and glory. We Honor and love You today Papa! We find You faithful and know that You hear and answer all of our prayers.
    We cry out for Mercy & justice to be done in Israel. For protection and wisdom for all of the leaders and the military. Guide and redeem them Father. We pray for protection during these Holy Days for all the visitors and the locals. Papa send a mighty revival and let it spread all across the middle east with signs and wonders and miracles.
    We love and adore You and thank You Father.
    Amen and amen

  3. Becky
    September 26th, 2014 | #3

    Our Father in heaven, I pray for your people in the land of Israel, open their eyes to the salvation you offer through your son the Lord Jesus Christ. We are thankful for the freedom the government offers to Christians in the country. May they continues to be a witness of the salvation you give through faith in Christ. Protect the land and people in Israel and Jerusalem. We pray for peace in their land, the land you gave to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob over 3,000 years ago. Let you Kingdom come and your will be done for you people there in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  4. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 25th, 2014 | #4

    Holy One of israel…how we love and adore You and Your Living Word..No matter what happens in the natural You are able to override and do a powerful change in the lives of Your people. For there is nothing too hard for You Lord!Father undertake to silence the enemy and raise of voices of hope, salvation, healing and deliverance for Your people.
    Give wisdom, knowledge and hope to the leaders of the Land. Protect and guide with Your eye. Be with the IDF and keep them all safe…draw them to Yourself and save them Father.
    We ask for a mighty outpouring in the land and let it spread all over the middle east. Lord bring the Jews from other nations back to their home…all this we ask in His Name…amen and amen

  5. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 21st, 2014 | #5

    Blessed be You Name Lord…You are high and lifted up! You are the God of Mercy, Grace, Love and compassion! How we love and adore You Today!
    Abba we cry out for mercy for the Land of Israel . We ask for You to guide the leadership and give them wisdom Lord. Surround them with Your angels for their protection as well as everyone else in the Land.
    Cover the IDF with the blood of the Lamb and grace them with YOur salvation, healing and peace as well as all of their families.
    Send a powerful revival…let it spread through out the middle east …Show Yourself strong on behalf of Your precious people…yes and amen

  6. Elizabeth Hiveley
    September 20th, 2014 | #6

    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

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