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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
    August 23rd, 2014 | #1

    Lord we lift up Your Holy Name today and honor, love You today and always.
    WE thank You that You have put a love for Israel in our hearts.
    You are God Almighty full of splendor, compassion, deliverance and the great I AM!
    I cry out today for our precious Israel and her people…asking for a might revival. For sings and wonders & for
    miricles to flow throughout the land & to go into the surrounding countries…Save the lost, heal and deliver those who are bound.
    Guide and protect the leadership and give them Your wisdom.
    We apply the blood of the lamb to each and every person in Israel today
    We thank You for hearing and answering our prays.
    I love you Papa
    amen and amen

  2. Elizabeth Hiveley
    August 22nd, 2014 | #2

    Our Heavenly Father Holy is Your Name…Your Name is high and lifted up above all names. You are glorious in all of Your Ways. We love and adore You today. We worship and praise You! We cry out for Israel today Lord. We ask for wisdom & unity among the leaders today Lord! We as for grace and truth to abide in their hears. Pour out Holy Spirit today over this land and send revival! Let it spill out all over the middle east and save heal and deliver thousands today Father.
    Guide and protect the IDF and encourage the believers among them. We apply the blood of the Lamb to the borders and ask that You protect them all.
    We love and adore You today and bless Your Holy Name. amen and amen

  3. Elizabeth Hiveley
    August 21st, 2014 | #3

    Holy Father of all light…shine Your light on our beloved Israel today saving, healing and delivering them all!
    How we love and adore You today Abba. We praise Your Holy Name and want to honor You today with our thanksgiving and praise. Abba minister to those who know You today…strengthen their faith and cause them to rise up and Praise You and be strong in You. Pour out Your Holy Spirit today and save, heal and deliver the whole of Israel. Send revival all over the middle east .
    Guide and guard Bibib and all of his counsel. May they seek Your wisdom today and honor Your Holy Name.
    We bless and thank You today.
    In the matchless name of Yeshua we pray…amen and amen

  4. Elizabeth Hiveley
    August 19th, 2014 | #4

    We praise Your Holy Name Father..I love and adore You…You are so kind, long-suffering, full of mercy and grace…You so wonderfully forgive us and cleanse us from all unrightousness …how we love You!
    We lift up our brothers & sisters in Israel today and ask for Your Shalom to bring a fresh hope and trust in You. I also ask for guidance and strength and safety be their portion.
    I ask You to give wisdom to the leadership. Give them a double portion of Your Shalom and give them just the right people to speak into their lives…I am believing for their salvation!
    We apply the blood of the Lamb to the borders of Israel and say that Yeshua is THE LORD OVER ISRAEL.
    Amen and amen

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