|Posted on July 12, 2015 at 12:45 AM|
Why Pray for Jerusalem?
1. Because praying for Jerusalem is simple obedience to the Great Commission, The Great Commission proclaims that we would be a witness unto Him in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
2. Because praying for the peace of Jerusalem is sharing God's love and compassion. Matthew 15:16: "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
3. For revival in the nation of Israel and the world. The church was birthed in the Book of Acts. During the message preached by Peter, he prophesied in Acts 3:19 that a time of refreshing would come from the presence of the Lord, and then Jesus Christ would return. That time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord (revival) will impact the nation of Israel; Arab and Jew alike (reconciliation), and will usher in the return of our Lord.
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
Prayer No. 1
Father God, remove the veil You have sovereignly placed over the eyes of Israel, that they would recognize Jesus as their Messiah. (2 Corinthians 3:14)
Prayer No. 2
Lord, show Your mercy and favor to Israel in this set time. (Psalm 102:13)
Prayer No. 3
We pray for the current leaders in Israel, including the prime minister, the mayor of Jerusalem, and all those in military service. Raise up government leaders in Israel (and worldwide) who will not seek to "divide the land," and who would recognize the unique significance of Jerusalem in God's end-time purposes.
Prayer No. 4
He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock. (Jeremiah 31:10) Father, continue to draw the Jewish people to You according to Your sovereign plan.
Prayer No. 5
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. Let them be as grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up. (Psalm 129:5-6) Lord, deal justly and swiftly with Your enemies.
Prayer No. 6
Destroy and divide the tongues of those who would incite violence against Israel. (Psalm 55:9) In the name of Jesus, we bind every false religion and false doctrine that does not acknowledge Your eternal plan for the land and people of Israel
Prayer No. 7
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous. (Psalm 125:3) Father, break the strongholds of religion, pride and wickedness that seek to control Israel.
Prayer No. 8
The Lord will not forsake His people for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make Israel His people. (1 Samuel 12:22) Use us to help others understand Your plan for Israel and Your love for the Jewish people.
Prayer No. 9
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes their plans of no effect. (Psalm 33:10) We declare that God's purposes for Israel will be completely fulfilled and that He will be glorified.
Prayer No. 10
Show Your lovingkindness to Your people Israel and keep them as the apple of Your eye. Hide them under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress them, from their deadly enemies who surround them. (Psalm 17:7-9)
Prayer No. 11
We pray that You would remember your covenants and promises towards Israel, especially when others rise up against her toswallow her alive. When their wrath is kindled against her, the waters will not overwhelm her. God will not give her as prey to their teeth. (Psalm 124)
Prayer No. 12
Sanctify Your great name which has been profaned among the nations, which has been profaned in the midst of Israel. That nations shall know that the Lord is God, when He is sanctified in Israel before their eyes. Sprinkle the clean water of Your Word on Israel and cleanse her from her filthiness and from all her idols, including abortion and the occult. Give Israel a new heart, and put a new spirit within her. Remove her heart of stone and give her a heart of flesh that can respond to the Holy Spirit, and cause her to walk in Your statutes, keep Your commandments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:23-27)
Prayer No. 13
Cause the church to fulfill its commission to preach the Gospel to the whole world, so the full number of the Gentiles would come into the Kingdom. Then all Israel will be saved. (Romans 11:25-26)
Prayer No. 14
We pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and for it to remain Israel's undivided capital.
Prayer No. 15
Father, in Your mercy vanquish the tremendously powerful religious spirits which dominate the whole territory-Jewish, Christian and others.
Prayer No. 16
We pray for a spirit of unity-for peace between religious and secular Jews, for peace to exist between believers in the land.
Prayer No. 17
We pray for the body of Messiah in Israel to become a praying, maturing body. We pray that this body would allow the love and compassion of Yeshua to flow through them and touch everyone they encounter.
Prayer No. 18
Raise up intercessors for Israel. Put more watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, who would give You no peace day or night until You establish Jerusalem and make her the praise of the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7).
Prayer No. 19
Father, bring glory to Your name through the mercy You show to the land. Bring the necessary seasonal rain upon the country. Cause the crops to be bountiful.
Prayer No. 20
We pray that the three spiritual forces of humanism, Marxistsocialist philosophy, and the spiritual inheritance of the Ottoman Empire will be broken and rendered powerless.
Prayer No. 21
Bless Israel through the many immigrants who are flowing back to the nation. Bring a sovereign, supernatural move of the Holy Spirit among these new immigrants, that they might proclaim Your truth to their fellow Jews.
Prayer No. 22
We pray for a radical change in the Israeli system of government, that divisiveness and partisanship would give way to unity and cooperation; grant wisdom and revelation to all members of the Knesset and Israel's Supreme Court.
Prayer No. 23
We pray that, in the midst of the pressures, the people of Israel will turn to You, God. We pray that You will hear the heart cries of people in this land and have mercy. As it says in Isaiah 30:19, "You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry. When He hears it, He will answer."
Prayer No. 24
Pour out Your Spirit upon the people of Israel-especially upon the young people so that your works can be declared to future generations.
Prayer No. 25 Raise up "sons of Zion" who take God's word seriously in opposition to the humanistic "sons of Greece." (Zechariah 9:13)
Prayer No. 26
We pray for the Holy Spirit to intervene in the current situation in Israel. "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)
Prayer No. 27
Turn the hearts of the people of Israel to trust in the name of the Lord for deliverance-not in the "chariots and horses" of their military might. (Zechariah 4:6)
Prayer No. 28
God, raise up elders and young leaders to teach and train the new generation of Israelis who are coming to faith in the Messiah
Prayer No. 29
We pray that the Palestinian Arabs will come to faith in Christ and embrace God's end-time purpose for Israel; send forth laborers to bring in the appointed harvest from the whole of the Middle East.
Prayer No. 30
May Israel's relationship with the United States be strong, and may our nation-and especially young believers-recognize and support God's purposes for Israel.
Prayer No. 31
Lord, we ask that young believers in America would come to love the Jewish people as they seek to prepare the way for the return of Messiah