Heavenly Father, we pray for all those in Israel who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah and Saviour and we pray that in Your grace You would use them to be a true witness of the love of God and of the forgiveness and Salvation that only comes through His only begotten Son – our Saviour Jesus Christ.
We pray that individually and as the body of Christ the Church would be used by You to be a light to lighten those in Israel whose eyes have been blinded to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ and we pray that many Jewish men and women may come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus.
Lord we know that You are the God of Israel, the Rock of their salvation and their promised Redeemer and that You have promised to one day give them the true inheritance in their land as promised to their forefather Abraham – when Jesus reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords over all the earth.
Lord we pray for that time when as a nation they will accept Christ as their true Messiah – and so all Israel shall be saved - but Lord in Your grace and mercy we pray that You would use Your Church in Israel to witness to Your people Israel, who do not know the Lord Jesus - so that MANY come to know Him as Saviour, very soon – even today we pray, in Jesus name we pray,
Prayer For God’s Guidance and Protection
Heavenly Father, we thank You that You are a God who keeps His promises to all generations and we thank You for the nation of Israel, through Whom You chose to bring us Your Word, Your truth, Your wisdom and Your only begotten Son, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord, we thank You that although we are faithless, You remain faithful. Thank You that the promises that You gave to Your chosen people, Israel, will not and cannot be broken- for they are all yes and amen in Christ Jesus. And Father, although as a nation Israel has sinned and turned against You and Your Son, Jesus Christ, nevertheless You are faithful to fulfil all the promises that You made to their forefathers – to Abraham and his seed forever.
Guide and protect the little nation of Israel, in a world that would seek to rub them off the face of the map and drive them into the seas – for You have promised to return to earth and to set up Your kingdom when that nation calls upon the name of the Lord, and cries, “Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord.” Father we pray that You would guard and protect the nation of Israel, both individually and nationally and hasten the time when they look on Him Whom they have pierced, and repent of their sins - and become the head and not the tail of the nations as You have promised. Into Your hands we place the nation of Israel, in Jesus name we pray
Prayer For the Government of Israel
Heavenly Father, we lift up the Prime Minster of Israel and the whole Kenesset, knowing that the Jewish nation are Your people and that the world at large seems to be turning their back on Israel as a nation – as prophesised in Your Word.
Give those in government the wisdom to make the right decisions and protect them we pray from those that would seek their destruction. Lord we pray that many in the government would seek Your face and prepare the nation to turn back to You as the only true God and only Protector of their nation, land and people.
We ask that You would continue to bless Your people with an understanding of the times and we pray that many will come to hear the gospel and turn to Christ as their Messiah and Saviour.
Protect the government, those that are in the armed forces and those that are living in vulnerable places in the land and we pray for that day when Israel as a nation will turn back to seek Your face and come to recognise Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour. Father we pray for the day when peace comes at last to that land – when Christ returns in power and great glory to set up his kingdom and we plead that MANY will come to recognise Who Jesus is and to trust Him as Saviour, in Whose name we pray,
Prayer For Peace in Israel
Loving Father we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Lord we do pray that Your peace would one day soon descend upon that city of Jerusalem and spread across the whole nation of Israel – until the world is filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea.
But Father we know that there will be no peace in that land, nor indeed in any of the nations of the world, until the Lord Jesus comes to reign as King of kings, Lord of lords and Prince of Peace. And so Lord we pray Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus – come Thou long expected Jesus – come to set Your people free - come and to set up Your promised rule on earth, for Lord we know that without You there can be no peace on earth and only an increase in the ragings of the nations against Your people Israel and Your holy city of Jerusalem.
The nations are increasingly raging against Your people and Your land – and Father we know that nothing can bring peace on earth, except the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take up His rightful position as King of Israel and Saviour of the World.
Father we pray that while there is still time that many may come to know and trust the Lord Jesus as the one and only Prince of Peace, both in the land of Israel and throughout the world, in Jesus name we
Prayer For The Safety And Protection Of Israel
Loving Father we lift up the Jewish people and the nation of Israel to You in prayer and pray for Your grace and protection to overshadow them as a people and as a nation. Lord they are Your chosen people and the apple of Your eye, and yet there is an increasing drumbeat from the nations of the world to drive them in to he sea, that the name of Israel may be no more… Yet You have promised to make Israel into a great nation so that they are as numerous as the sand on the sea-shore and the stars in the heavens.
Guard and protect the nation of Israel we pray. Give wisdom to their leaders and guide them in the decisions they have to make in an increasingly hostile world. Protect them we pray, with Your mighty arm and set a hedge of protection around their homes and cities, their families and their little ones.
We pray that You would thwart the evil plans and practices of their enemies and prepare them for that terrible time of Jacob’s trouble, when Jerusalem becomes a burdensome stone for all nations and when the entire world turns upon the little nation of Israel.
Thank You Father that You know the end from the beginning and we pray and many may come to trust You as their Lord and Saviour so that as a nation they will call on the Name of the Lord and return to the God of their Salvation – as You have foretold, in Jesus name we pray,
Praying for the Middle East
The situation in the Middle East is so complex that often one is not sure just exactly what to pray for. Many well-meaning believers get so caught up in one aspect or another of the conflict that they miss the overall picture. Sometimes with misdirected zeal, we can even be found praying contrary to God's will.
I thought it would be good therefore, in the context of interceding for events in the Middle East, to review some basic principles from I Timothy 2:1-5
1. I exhort, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men.
The phrase “all men” has to do with the fact that God loves everyone. In the current conflict it also has ethnic implications. Most Christians end up on one side, either praying for only the Jews or only the Arabs. We must pray with a heart for God's goodness to be extended to both peoples.
2. For kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
There is a priority to pray for God's wisdom and integrity to work through the top government leaders. We need to pray for Trump, Netanyahun, and Abu-Mazen, as well as the various cabinet members. We need to exercise supernatural faith that God's will can be done through them. One of the reasons that there was so much bloodshed immediately after the Aqaba summit was that the guidelines had not been made clear concerning Israel's policy of target - killing terrorist leaders, nor the general security responsibilities during the transition, nor the time framework for the dialogue between the new Palestinian government and the terrorist organizations.
Perhaps had we prayed for more wisdom and clearer thinking for the government leaders, the security situation could have been improved.
The government leaders have a “deaconate”-type function (Acts 6) to produce a society with peace and order. The government leaders are not going to solve the spiritual questions. That is our job. Let us not put upon them the exaggerated expectations of bringing about the messianic kingdom. That comes from prayer and evangelism. The role of Trump, Netanyahu and Abu-Mazen is to limit violence, allow for civil rights and justice, and bring order to the government institutions.
3. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
4. Who desires all men to be saved.
More important than land occupation, improved economics, or civil rights is the issue of eternal salvation. While all the political issues of the Middle East have enormous prophetic significance, the number one priority still remains evangelism. (Freedom of religious expression is an issue that cannot be overlooked.) This past year has been the worse ever for both Israelis and Palestinians in all the social issues. On the other hand, the gospel is going forth in a wonderful way.
Let us remember to keep praying and giving for advancement in indigenous evangelism and discipleship for both Israelis and Palestinians.
5. For as there is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Messiah Yeshua.
With all the religious zeal in the Middle East, even the most dedicated follower of Yeshua can often be swept away from one simple, central factor: there is no peace without the Prince of Peace. Yeshua (Jesus) is the only answer. Much of the current situation is doomed to failure so long as the great majority of Israelis and Palestinians reject Him. The Biblical promises of the land, peace, prosperity etc. will find their total fulfilment only in the Messianic kingdom when He returns.
As the spiritual aspects of the kingdom of God increase in the Middle East, so eventually will the outward blessings in the political and natural realms follow. The current conflicts in the Middle East are not disconnected from the historical and universal rebellion of mankind against God and His Anointed King (Psalm 2:1-7). Submission to Yeshua the Messiah is what will bring the conflicts to an end.
By Asher Intrater, My namesake.
Dear Heavenly Father,
You are the Rock and Redeemer of Israel. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We are sad to see the violence and suffering as men, women, and children are injured and killed on both sides of the conflict. We don't understand why it has to be this way, nor do we truly know if war is right or wrong. But we pray for justice, your sovereignty and righteousness, Lord. And at the same time, we pray for mercy. For everyone involved we pray, for governments and peoples, militants and terrorists, we ask for your kingdom to come and rule over the land.
Shield the nation of Israel, Lord. Protect the soldiers and civilians from bloodshed. May your truth and light shine in the darkness.
Where there is only hatred, may your love prevail. Help me as a Christian to support those who you support, Lord, and to bless those who you bless, my God. Bring your salvation to Israel, dear God. Draw every heart to you. And bring your salvation to the whole earth.