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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
    February 10th, 2015 | #1

    Father of light….Shine Your light over Your Land! We love and adore You and know that there is nothing too hard for You.
    Lord we lift of the Prime Minister to You today…there are ungodly plots to keep him from winning the upcoming election…We ask that You blood all of the evil intention and have Your will be done! Thank You father…I stand in the gap and ask for forgiveness for our country’s position on this matter. And for the money that is being used to further cause trouble for Bibi…do what You do best Lord and stop the enemy and let the man for such a time as this be relected…We give You praise and thanksgiving. with love,
    amen and amen

  2. Elizabeth Hiveley
    February 6th, 2015 | #2

    Father how splendid are all of You ways…You are glorious, kind, loving and compassionate in all of Your ways. i love and adore You today and praise Your Holy Name..The Name that is above all names! My heart cries out for Your people in Israel and all over the earth. Save, Heal them and deliver them Father…Send a mighty move of Holy Sprit and let it spread all over the whole earth.
    Be with BiBi keep him safe and continue to have him strand strong and not be discouraged by the media or what is happening all round him. Bless him with a revelation of who YOu are and how You want to bless him. Don’t let anything happen to keep him from letting his voice be heard around the world when he comes to the usa…We thank You and love You today…amen ad amen

  3. Elizabeth Hiveley
    February 2nd, 2015 | #3

    Father of light shine Your light on Israel today…send Holy Spirit to rain down on them …send revival all over the land and let it flow throughout the whole earth. We cry out for salvation, healing and deliverance for all of Israel and all the Jewish people all over the world.
    Give their people wisdom to vote who is onYour heart in the upcoming election..We praise You for all You have done for them…We apply the blood of the Lamb to the borders and ask for deliverance from evil.
    We thank You for who You are and we love and adore You today and always.
    amen and amen

  4. Elizabeth Hiveley
    January 31st, 2015 | #4

    Lord of Lord and King of Kings how we love and adore You! We know there is nothing to hard for You! We cry out for revival all over Israel and let it spread through out the whole earth! Cover the whole country with You precious Blood and keep them from harms way.
    We ask that You surround the whole country with angels to guard and protect them all!
    Especially protect the young IDF men and woman that fight for their country…Save, heal, deliver and give them and their family and friends Your Shalom!
    Guide the voters next month during the elections give them the man of Your choosing… Keep Bibi safe and healed and united with his wife and his fellow Keenest members! Remove the vail from their eyes and let them see and know Jesus Christ is their Messiah…We thank You Papa and love you so much. amen and amen

  5. Elizabeth Hiveley
    January 15th, 2015 | #5

    Father of light shine Your light in the Middle East..start with our beloved Israel…save heal and deliver all of them Lord.
    Guide and protect the leadership of Israel and give them Your wisdom. We apply the blood to the borders and to the Idf today…Give their leadership Your heart for the battle they face.
    Draw may Jewish people back to the Land.
    Supply all they need according to your riches in heaven.
    we love and adore You & thank You for who You are.
    amen and amen

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