For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will give Him no rest, until her righteousness goes forth like the noonday, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. ~ Isaiah 62:1
In light of the news we heard yesterday of the 3 Israeli boys that were found dead and our bible reading being 1 Samuel 1-2.
1 Samuel 1:6-7 Pray for those who have been mistreated and caused pain. Pray that they would turn to the Lord for comfort and that they would be given a depth of character to ask Him to intervene in the situation today.
Pray for TRUTH
There is so much deception and propaganda surrounding the whole topic of Israel. God is concerned for truth and so should we be.
Pray that the truth will be revealed and that lies and deception will be cast down, wherever they are found.
2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may come to their senses and escape out of the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him, henceforth to do His [God’s} will.
1 Samuel 1:10-11 The Lord used the promise of this righteous woman’s heart to bless all of His people for all time. Thank our gracious God this morning for seeing beyond the span of Israel’s and our years and for using even our lives to shape the future and bring about His plan.
Pray for SALVATION
This is the greatest need for Jew and Arab alike. God uses difficulties and suffering to turn men’s hearts to Himself.
Pray that men, women and children will have a hunger to know the true God and His Messiah.
1 Samuel 1:28 Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” And they worshipped the Lord there.
The only place our children are safe, is in the hands of the Lord!
In view of the news yesterday of a minister’s son who was killed in our city! Father God we want to trust You completely with our children, like Hannah did in 1 Samuel 1:28 . They are a gift from You, and we give back what already belongs to You. Raise them up in Your likeness and use them to bless Your people everywhere.
Pray for GOD’S REVEALED PURPOSES
The Lord has clearly outlined His purpose for Israel in His word. Israel and the Jewish people are to be a testimony to His existence, His character and His faithfulness. They prove that His word is true. Pray that He will bless and use Israel for His glory, not for their sakes, but His Holy Name’s sake (Ezekiel 36:22)
2 Samuel 2:8 “He lifts the poor from the dust, yes, from the pile of ashes! He treats them like princes, placing them in seats of honour.”
Lord, You stoop down to lift me up out of the ashes. You have made me a child of the King. You have set the world in order and protect me when I cling to you, in life and death alike! Do the same for the Jew and Arab today.
Pray for RECONCILIATION
The ongoing conflict in the Land has done terrible damage to the relationships of Jew and Arab, especially amongst the younger generation.
Pray that ordinary Jewish and Arab people, whether living in Israel proper or the Territories, will have a desire for reconciliation and to live side by side in peace and harmony.
Pray for THOSE IN AUTHORITY
Israel’s leaders face a spiritual battle as well as a physical one, and need our help.
Pray for the leaders in every sphere of life to be guided by God and to govern according to the principles of His word. Pray too for righteous leaders to be raised up for the Palestinian people who will be truly care and work for their welfare.
Pray for THE BELIEVERS IN JESUS
Praise God, indigenous congregations are growing and thriving in the Holy Land.
Pray that both Israeli and Palestinian believers as well as Gentiles serving God in Israel, will be a true testimony of the love of God and the power of the gospel. May they be enabled to love their enemies, and have a prophetic voice amongst their peoples, and be truly united together as the One New Man in Messiah Jesus.
Pray for PROTECTION
Pray for protection for Israel from all the attempts by the enemy to destroy the plan of God by destroying His people. Pray that God’s plan for peace in the Middle East will prevail over all the plans of men.
- Zechariah 2:5
- Psalm 55:9
- Daniel 10:20-21
- Psalm 101:8