How to pray for israel

Praying the Word of God helps us hit the mark, aligning us with His will. We’ve created a series of one-page, downloadable prayer guides designed to guide you as you pray the Scriptures for:

  • Israel: targeted requests to help you pray for the nation of God’s people
  • The Jewish people: specific Biblical ways you can bless and intercede for God’s people around the world
  • Jewish Voice Ministries International: invest in this ministry by lifting us up to God in prayer
  • Our Outreaches: though each outreach location is different, there are some vital needs that remain constant regardless of where we go

Pray for Israel

Do you want to know how to pray for Israel in greater detail and depth? Jewish Voice Ministries has put together this Intercessory Prayer Guide for Israel that provides focused, targeted requests to help you pray for the nation of God’s People. We hope this prayer guide can help both Messianic Jews and Christians pray their support for Israel.

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Praying for Jewish People

You love Israel and the Jewish People. You want to bless them and pray for them, but sometimes it’s difficult to know just what to pray. Here is handy list of detailed, biblical ways you can pray for Jewish People around the world.

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Praying for Jewish Voice

The ministry of Jewish Voice is upheld by the prayers of our partners. We are so grateful for your prayer! We can’t do it without you and your prayers! Here are some specific ways you can invest in the ministries of Jewish Voice by lifting us up to God in prayer.

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Praying for Outreaches

Your prayers for our outreaches make a big difference! Though each outreach location is different, there are some vital needs that remain constant regardless of where we go. Here are some specific ways you can pray.

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Blessing Scripture Statements

These blessing decrees are based on Scripture. Believe and declare them over your life. Personalize them, memorize them, share them, and pray them over others. You are blessed!

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Support and Prayer for Israel

Declare Israel’s identity:

“For the sake of His great name the LORD will not reject His people, because the LORD was pleased to make you His own” (1 Samuel 12:22).

For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After He has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye” (Zechariah 2:8).

For the LORD’s portion is His people, Jacob his allotted inheritance (Deuteronomy 32:9).

You shall also be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God (Isaiah 62:3).

You shall be called Hephzibah , and your land Beulah ; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married (Isaiah 62:4).

They shall call them the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted (Isaiah 62:12).

Intercede for Salvation for Israel and Jewish People Everywhere:

  • For Israel to turn to the Lord so the veil may be taken away (2 Corinthians 3:11-16), and for their spiritual blindness to be removed. 
  • Pray based on the Lord’s promise that all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; for this My covenant with them, when I take away their sins” (Romans 11:25-27).
  • Proclaim also God’s promise that “He will cleanse them and give them a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36).

Pray for Israel and Her People by Calling on the Lord Regarding:

  • Her leaders
  • Those who protect her
  • Her allies—may the United States be one!
  • Her challenges
    • protection from the ongoing threat of war and terrorism from her enemies
    • pray for God to deal swiftly and justly with those who hate Israel and the Jewish People, and who seek to destroy them
    • pray for God’s solutions and provision for border disputes, housing and water shortages, incoming refugees, and other troubling internal issues
    • Her resources
    • pray for the boldness of Christian and Messianic Believers around the world through their advocacy and prayers for Israel
    • pray for a deep unity in the Spirit among all Believers in Israel that allows for an effective working together regardless of political ideologies
    • pray for the protection and effectiveness of ministries within and outside Israel such as Jewish Voice who are reaching out to Jewish People with the Good News of Yeshua, discipling new Believers, and establishing congregations
    • pray for and praise God for His faithfulness to her, and for His ongoing commitment to His many promises on her behalf

Last but not least, pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all Israel—a cry that will find its ultimate fulfillment in the Sar Shalom—The Prince of Peace, Yeshua Himself.  — Psalm 122:6

Praying for Jewish Voice Ministries

Proclaim the Lord’s Blessing and Fulfillment of Our Vision:

Jewish Voice Ministries is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jew first and also to the Nations throughout the world, according to Romans 1:16.

We are also dedicated to equipping the Church by providing education about the Hebraic roots of Christianity, the Church’s responsibility to Israel and the Jewish People, and how to share Yeshua with the Jewish People. 

In addition, JVM partners with several other Messianic ministries to establish and operate Messianic Jewish Bible Institutes around the world to train leaders for Jewish ministry, as well as the establishment of the Messianic Career Institute.  — Ephesians 4:12

Key Verses to Pray:

“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it” (Habakkuk 2:2).

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17).

Pray through and declare all of Psalm 91, which is a conditional covenant between God and His people.  Pray that we as a ministry would consistently and consciously dwell in the Presence and provision of the Lord, and that as we abide in Him and declare Him boldly as our God in whom we trust (vs. 1-2), we would continually be blessed by the protection the Lord promises for us in the rest of the Psalm – protection from the enemy’s schemes, from illness, terror, and harm; not only for us but for all that pertains to us and our ministry, including our partners and prayer partners!

Other Prayer Points:

For our leadership:

  • Pray for godly leadership, wisdom, clarity of vision, and protection for Jonathan Bernis, our Jewish Voice Board, and our other JVM leaders.
  • Pray especially for the Lord to  impart to us a focused understanding and passionate application of the Lord’s call to us as a ministry in these End Times, and the corresponding anointing, strategies, and resources to fulfill it

For our staff and ministry as a whole:

  • For each of us to experience and sustain a vibrant relationship with the Lord
  • For every aspect of our ministry to be fruitful and Spirit-led
  • For effective and productive business practices
  • For deep unity of vision, mission, and relationships
  • For blessing, favor, and shalom not only on us, but on all of the wonderful friends and partners of Jewish Voice

Also pray for:

  • The Lord to continue to use us to bring blessing and unity throughout the Messianic movement, and the Body of Messiah as a whole
  • Boldness and fruitfulness as we proclaim the Good News through television, print, and online media
  • Protection, stamina, and courage for our Global Outreach team; and salvations, healings, and encouragement for those we minister to as we bring the Good News in person to international locations through our medical outreaches and Hear O’ Israel! Festivals
  • Effective follow-up through planting new congregations to nurture and disciple new Believers.  Pray also for the building up of existing congregations
  • Supernatural faith leading to supernatural effectiveness in every area of our ministry
  • Pray for the Lord to be glorified in every aspect of our lives and ministry! May His will be done and His Kingdom come in and through us

Keep tracking with us through our Prayer Points emails and our prayer blog—and PRAISE the Lord as well, as together we see the answers to our prayers!

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the body of believers and in Messiah Yeshua through all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).

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by Dr. Michael Brown

August 15, 2006
As there is a temporary break in the hostilities in the Middle East, now is a good time to stop and ask: How should we pray for crises such as this? Should we pray for God to protect the Jewish people from terrorist attacks and for Israel’s military efforts to succeed, or should we pray that God will have mercy on everyone involved Muslim and Jew alike bringing a permanent end to all bloodshed? Should we pray for lasting peace to come to the region, or should we pray for the Lord’s speedy return, since that is the only way to achieve true and lasting peace? Should we pray only for the salvation of lost souls, or should we pray for God’s prophetic purposes to come to pass?

Since our prayer support is crucial, let me offer some basic and practical guidelines that will help you to pray more effectively.

1) The current crisis is another birth pang, not the end of the world.

It is easy to overreact every time war breaks out in the Middle East, as if we were about to enter the final conflict and Armageddon was only days away. Without a doubt, the current situation is critical: It involves more than Israel and Lebanon, it is part of the larger conflict with militant Islam, and Iran, which could soon be a nuclear threat, is playing a direct role. And the human suffering is certainly great: Many lives have been lost; many families have been devastated; normal life for many will never return.

But this is not the end of the world, and we need to pray accordingly. God is at work, the enemy is raging, and the plan of redemption continues to unfold. This is not the time to panic; this is the time to dig in! “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains” (Matt 24:6-8). As the birth pangs increase in speed and intensity and duration, we will know we are getting closer to the end which will really be the beginning of a whole new world. But, to repeat: This is just another birth pang, with many more still to come.

On the other hand, the devil is trying to bring about greater disaster and war before that final end, attempting to wreak whatever havoc he can and to destroy as many lives as possible. We should therefore pray for God’s restraining hand in the Middle East, not allowing Satan’s work to triumph.

“Father, do not allow the enemy to accomplish his plans and purposes. May Your will, and Your will alone, be done in Israel and the surrounding nations!”

2) Jesus died for the sins of the world, and every soul is precious in His sight.

It is certainly appropriate to pray that God will thwart the attacks of those who seek to destroy His people Israel, but whenever we pray, we must always remember God’s heart for a lost and dying world. Every life is precious to Him, and Jesus died for Jew and Gentile alike. The Scriptures are totally clear on this: He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Pet 3:9), and He wants all people to be saved (1 Tim 2:4). Jesus is not only the propitiation for our sins, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).

In terms of our salvation and standing in the Lord, “there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” (Rom 10:12-13) In light of this, we should pray that God would use the current crisis to open the eyes of both Israelis and Arabs to the good news of the Messiah, and we should ask our Father for a great harvest of souls, for many new births to take place even among the terrorists. Is anything too hard for the Lord? Jesus is still the one who saves to the uttermost (Heb 7:25).

So, pray for the gospel to go forth in love and power and compassion. Pray for divine opportunities for Jesus to be exalted in the Middle East. Pray that God would open up closed hearts and uncover deaf ears, remembering that it is often during times of crisis that people turn to the Lord. Be sure also to pray for those who are Christian in name only (this is prevalent in Lebanon) that their eyes would be opened to the truth. And pray that God would expose the emptiness of Islam, since many young people around the world are being drawn into it, especially in its most radical forms.

“Father, save a multitude of Jews and Muslims through the mercy of Your Son! In this time of displacement and upheaval and fear, turn people’s hearts to You!”

3) The Lord has special purposes for the Jewish people and the land of Israel.

The Scriptures are totally clear in this regard too. Even though the great majority of the Jewish people still do not believe in Yeshua, the Word declares, “As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable” (Rom 11:28-29). The Jewish people are still loved by God, still elect, and His promise still stands: No matter what sins His people may commit, He will not utterly destroy them (see Jer 31:35-37).

The Lord is still working to preserve and keep His ancient, covenant people, and He will still judge those who seek to destroy them or wipe them out. As He said through Jeremiah more than 2,500 years ago, “‘I am with you and will save you,’ declares the LORD. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’” (Jer 30:11) This holds true to this very day.

It is the Lord who brought back the Jewish people to the Land of Israel in the 20th century, an event of great prophetic significance (see Ezek 36:22-36; this passage not only applied to the return from the Babylonian exile; it speaks to our day and age as well). Just as Ezekiel prophesied, the Jewish people have returned to their homeland for the most part, in unbelief, and therefore unworthy of God’s grace and, just as he prophesied, it is in the Land that God is having mercy on them and changing their hearts. He is doing it in ever-increasing measure, with more and more native-born Israelis coming to faith every year.

The Lord is still in covenant relationship with Israel in a special and unique way, which means that those who seek to wipe out Israel, who launch terrorist attacks against the Jews, who plot for Israel’s destruction, are ultimately fighting against God Himself. Whether they know it or not, they are seeking to make Him into a liar, to prove His Word false, to destroy those whom God promised to preserve.

In light of that, we should pray for God to stand against those who seek to destroy His people, asking Him to frustrate their devices, but we must still never forget that the ultimate need of the people of Israel is a personal relationship with God through the Messiah.

We are mindful of the fact that every life is precious in His sight, and the Lord grieves over the death of a Lebanese child just as He grieves over the death of an Israeli child. He has compassion on all of His creation! But He does have specific plans for Israel, plans that will ultimately affect the entire world.

There is also a difference in the war being waged today when viewed from the perspective of Israel and from the perspective of the terrorists. As Israeli leaders have said on numerous occasions, for them, the death of every Lebanese child or civilian is a terrible tragedy, something to be avoided. For the terrorists, the death of every Israeli child or civilian is a great victory, something to be celebrated. Israel is fighting for survival, longing to live in peace; the terrorists are fighting for Israel’s destruction, longing to triumph in war. Here is a link to an excellent, two-minute video that will help set the record straight, showing you what the media often fails to report: click here.

So, pray for God to preserve Israel in the midst of the terrorist attacks, praying specially for His protection on all those who know Him and call upon Him in truth.

“Father, frustrate the devices of all who would seek to wipe out Your people Israel, and cause Your purposes for Israel to stand in the region and the world. Remember Your covenantal promises, and continue to reveal Yeshua as the only Hope of our nation.”

4) Yeshua will return to a Jewish Jerusalem that welcomes Him as King.

Shortly before His crucifixion, Jesus spoke to Jerusalem and said, “Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” (Matt 23:38-39) In other words, “Jerusalem, you are about to devastated and destroyed, and you will not see Me again until you welcome Me as your Messianic King.”

Yeshua will return to a Jewish Jerusalem when the Jewish people in Jerusalem welcome Him back. That means that Satan is trying desperately to keep the Jewish people from recognizing Yeshua as Messiah, he is trying to keep Jerusalem out of Jewish hands, and he is trying to wipe out the Jewish people. The devil knows that when a Jewish Jerusalem welcomes back Yeshua, it’s over and done for him.

The Scriptures teach that, at the end of the age, God Himself will cause Jerusalem to be at the center of a great world conflict, out of which He will deliver His people (see Zechariah 12-14). That’s why the battle for Jerusalem is so intense. And so, just as the ultimate reason for anti-Semitism is that the Messiah is a Jew and that God has worked out His salvation purposes for the world through Israel, so also, it is because Jesus will be returning to a Jewish Jerusalem that this city is the ultimate spiritual battleground. That’s why God’s people are called to pray specifically for Jerusalem.

The Scriptures are clear on this point too: “I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth” (Isa 62:6-7). We are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122) and, more specifically, to give God no rest until “He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.” Jerusalem is the chosen city, but it is a city in desperate need of divine visitation.

Pray for God’s purposes for Jerusalem to stand, for all attempts to wrest it out of Jewish hands to fail, for war and disaster to be held back until the appointed times, and for the eyes of the Jewish people including the leadership! to be opened to recognize Yeshua as Messiah and King. It’s time!

To sum up, we are to pray for souls, and we are to pray for God’s prophetic purposes to come to pass. We should pray for great mercy to be poured out in the region, for a great ingathering of souls, for the Jewish people to be preserved, for God’s plans for Israel to come to pass, and for the lost sheep of the house of Israel to be reunited with their Shepherd.

“Your kingdom come, Lord! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Your name be exalted! Preserve Jerusalem, Father! Make this city the praise of the entire earth! And prepare the hearts of Your people there to welcome back Your Son!”

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Recently, I was on a Christian broadcast that airs live in Israel (broadcast by Daystar TV), and I was asked to say something directly to those watching in the Land. It was my joy to tell them that they are not alone, that in the midst of the bombs falling bombs that have displaced more than one sixth of the nation’s population Christians around the world are standing with them in prayer and fasting.

Be assured, fellow-laborers, that you are making a great difference, and keep pressing in and holding God to His promises. He is faithful! And let us believe that the time to favor Zion is at hand, knowing that, as great mercy comes to Israel, extraordinary grace will come to the nations of the world as well. As Paul stated in Rom 11:13-16, “Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.”

Israel is still a people of promise, and the loving intercession of Messiah’s people will speed the day when every promise is fulfilled. Hasten it, Lord! 

Dr. Michael L. Brown is founder and president of ICN Ministries, devoted to taking the message of repentance and revival to Israel, the Church, and the Nations. He has preached throughout the United States and in numerous foreign countries, emphasizing radical discipleship, holy living, and the visitation of the Spirit. His books, articles, and messages have been translated into more than a dozen languages. In 1996, he became part of the ministry of the Brownsville Revival, holding weekly sessions for leaders and heading up the revival’s intensive two-year School of Ministry. Dr. Brown is now President of the FIRE School of Ministry located in Charlotte, NC.
     As a Jewish believer in Jesus, Dr. Brown is active in Jewish evangelism and has debated rabbis on radio, TV, and college campuses. He is also a published Old Testament and Semitic scholar, holding a Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. In 1997, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Jewish Apologetics at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission and has been affiliated with Regent University Divinity School as an Adjunct Professor of Old Testament and Jewish Studies.

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An unchanging spiritual truth is set forth clearly in Scripture: Those who bless the nation of Israel will be blessed. Yet, I find as I travel and minister that a startling percentage of Christians aren’t doing anything about that truth.

It’s not that they don’t believe it. For the most part, they do. They know that God declared to Abraham and his descendents, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you” (Genesis 12:3 NKJV). The problem is they neglect to act on it.

To be perfectly honest, we all make that mistake at times. We don’t intend to, of course. We simply get caught up in our own day-to-day lives and forget about the little Jewish nation that for most of us is multiplied thousands of miles away. We forget we’re a part of God’s great big eternal plan—a plan that includes us as individuals, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the nation of Israel.

Today I’m writing to remind you of that plan and to stir you to action to pray for Israel.

“Oh, Lynne, I’d like to do that,” you might say, “but I don’t really know what to pray.”

That’s okay. The Holy Spirit will show you what to pray if you let Him. He’ll prompt you concerning current events and needs and give you prayer directions that come straight from His eternal, unchanging Word. Directions like these:

Number One: Pray for the Land

When it comes to understanding the land of Israel, secular news media (and most politicians) always get it wrong. They think the Jews’ presence in the land of Israel is the obstacle to peace in the Middle East. “If Israel would give up more land, things would settle down,” they say. But the truth is just the opposite. The more Israeli land is put into the hands of other nations, the more trouble there will be—for everybody.

Here’s why. It’s not just a piece of real estate they’re arguing over. It’s God’s property. It’s the only land mass in all the earth God has chosen for Himself and given to the Jews.

Anybody who thinks the land of Israel isn’t important to God should think again or, better yet, read the Bible because it leaves no doubt about the issue. It records with great care the God-ordained boundaries of Israel. It tells how, time and again, God reminded the Israelites that He had given it to them and commanded them to possess it. (Thirty-two times in Deuteronomy alone!)

The Bible says in unmistakable terms that “the Lord made a covenant (promise, pledge) with Abram, saying, To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18 Amp.).

As contemporary Christians, we sometimes miss the seriousness of that verse. We don’t fully grasp what a covenant is. We think of it as a contract, and since we have lawyers who help us break contracts whenever it suits us, we figure that over the years God probably changed His mind about giving the land to the Jews.

That’s not the way God operates. He never breaks His covenants. He meant it when He said to Abraham in the land of Canaan, “Lift up now your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see I will give to you and to your posterity forever”  (Genesis 13:14–15).

Forever. That one word ends all debate. God’s gift of land to Israel wasn’t just a temporary loan or an Old Testament story. It was part of an everlasting covenant.

A Three-Fold Cord

To pray right, this is what we as believers must understand and remember. God has bound the land of Israel to the Jews, He has bound the Jews to the land, and He has bound Himself to both of them. It’s a divine three-fold cord and anybody who tries to break it gets into serious trouble.

Ezekiel 36 makes that crystal clear. There God speaks about how the enemies of the Jews try to claim portions of Israel for themselves. He prophesies to the land (not to the people but to the land! Isn’t that interesting?) and says that other nations have “snapped after and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people” (v. 3). Sounds like it could have been written yesterday, doesn’t it?

Therefore thus says the Lord God: Surely in the fire of My hot jealousy have I spoken against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who have given to themselves My land with wholehearted joy and with uttermost contempt, that they might empty it out and possess it for a prey and a spoil…I have lifted up My hand and sworn, Surely the nations that are round about you shall themselves suffer shame and reproach. But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are soon to come . For behold, I am for you and I will turn to you; and you shall be tilled and sown. And I will multiply men upon you, the whole house of Israel, even all of it; the cities shall be inhabited and the waste places shall be rebuilt. (verses 5, 7–10 Amp.)

The first thing we can pray concerning Israel is for the land. We can pray for it to be restored from the ravages of the enemies who have tried to steal it. We can pray for the land to be productive and for its cities to be rebuilt.

“But what about the Palestinians?” somebody might ask. “They’re descendants of Abraham’s son, Ishmael. Why don’t they have just as much right to the land as the Jews do? Doesn’t God love them too?”

Absolutely, God loves the Palestinians. Jesus died for them just like He died for the rest of us, and the Bible says that’s the greatest expression of love there is. Yet the fact remains that the land of Israel wasn’t given to Ishmael. It was given to Isaac.

Satan is always fighting God’s Word. He is always trying to stop it from coming to pass. He would love to see the land divided and the Jews pushed out of it. So he perpetually provokes and manipulates people toward those ends. In a nutshell, that is the reason for all the trouble in the Middle East.

God says that when the Jews possess the land, “I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations … and the nations shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 36:23 NKJV). A Jewish Israel brings glory to God. And as Christians, glorifying God is what we’re all about.

Tomorrow I’ll share more. Until then, keep praying for Israel!

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God has a plan for the nation of Israel.  No one, not even Satan himself can cause God to deviate from His plan.  We are commanded to pray, ask for, inquire regarding the peace of Jerusalem (Psa 122:6).

As an indigenous Israeli ministry, Revive Israel is often asked, “How can we as believers in Yeshua from other nations pray for the Nation and Body of believers in Israel?  Here are seven things that we find to be critical for those called to intercede for Israel.

Pray for the average Israeli to have hope.

Given the international political pressure, Israeli society suffers severe economic and natural resource limits.  The international pressure affects the life of the average Israeli by forcing up the cost of daily items such as housing, fuel and food.  These pressures often leave the average Israeli in a hopeless day-to-day disposition.  Please pray for Israelis to have hope – the hope found in Yeshua the Messiah.

Pray for National Security.

As we read the news everyday, Israel is under constant threat for their continued existence as a sovereign nation.  Please pray for wisdom for the Israeli governmental  leaders.  Please also pray that those protecting her borders would have eyes like eagles to uncover evil plans against her.

Pray for unity in the Body of believers.

Within the Body of Believers in Israel there are many forms of expression and variations in theological orientation.  As persecution increases, please pray that the Lord produce unity among believers in Yeshua in Israel.  Please pray that those across the entire spectrum of faith be humble and cooperative.  There has been great progress within the Body in Israel over the last 20 years.

Pray for believing Israeli young people.

Often times young believers in Yeshua in Israel are the only believer in their school, town or village.  Please pray that each of these brave young ones be strengthened in their faith and connected to other believers in Yeshua.  One means of connection is thru national youth camps that provide a venue for these young people to be strengthened in their faith and to be connected to each other in deeper ways.  Strong young followers of the faith are the future of the Body of believers in Israel.

Pray for the increase of effective personal evangelism.

We have found that the most effective form of evangelism within Israel is through personal relationships over the long term.  As we declare Yeshua to Israelis, we find that living life in close proximity so that the values of integrity and loyalty can be expressed in close quarters.  Please pray for Israel believers to become key leaders in modern Israeli society so that many can hear and see the love of Yeshua.

Pray for effective discipleship of native Israeli believers.

Because of the unique challenges of life in Israel, it is not often practical for new believers to quit their jobs and join a full time discipleship program.  We have realized that often times the most practical method is to develop a discipleship program that is highly flexible and able to be personalized to each new believers need.  Please pray that many more Israelis would come to know Yeshua and that they might be able to be effectively discipled into his likeness.

Pray for the believers in Israel to posses the Land.

Due to high housing costs and persecution as believers in Yeshua, it is often a great challenge for believers in Israel to own homes and businesses.  As the Body becomes more recognized as a legitimate part of Israeli society, it is important for them to begin to build businesses and own homes as part of their witness to the society around them.  One particular project along these lines is in partnership with Yad Hashmonah, the nation’s only Messianic Jewish owned moshav.  This new project intends to build an industrial center and residential neighborhood that will be populated by Messianic Jewish businesses and families.  This will be a great advancement for the message of Yeshua in Israel and around the world.

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