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Father God, in Jesus' name, we lift up the leaders of Israel to You. Please pour out your Spirit upon them. Bring them together to dwell in the good and pleasant unity of the brethren, and let them hear Your wisdom from above right now.
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On April 16, The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Israel’s War Leaders Don’t Trust One Another.” That article details how, for various reasons, former military chief Benny Gantz, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are not getting along—and are not in agreement about how to handle current military threats against Israel, including the best strategy for responding to Iran’s recent military attack.

As Israel’s leaders deal with the very sensitive situation in the Middle East, they can definitely use our prayers. And, as with any other situations, we can send strategic prayers based on God’s Word into the situation like arrows of help from above!

So what Scripture passages can help us pray over Israel’s war leaders–Gantz, Gallant, and Netanyahu?

Let’s look at five specific, targeted passages upon which to base our prayer efforts. I’ll list all five Scriptures, and then we’ll pray through a list of 21 prayer points below that.

First, let’s pray for unity among the brethren based on Psalm 133:1-3:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore (Psalm 133:1-3 NKJV).

Secondly, let’s ask God to give Israel’s war leaders a fresh outpouring of the anointing of the sons of Issachar, based on 1 Chronicles 12:32:

… Of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command (1 Chronicles 12:32 NKJV).

Thirdly, let’s ask the Lord to make these leaders acutely aware of their dependence on God, based on Psalm 127:1-2.

This passage says:

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep (Psalm 127:1-2 NKJV).

Fourth, we’ll pray for all three men to have the wisdom from above, based on James 3:17:

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy (James 3:17 NKJV).

And finally, let’s pray for deliverance for the whole nation of Israel as described in Psalm 124:1-8:

“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,” let Israel now say—“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul; then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul.”

Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth (Psalm 124:1-8 NKJV).

Those five passages give us a powerful framework to pray for these three key leaders of the nation of Israel.

Are you ready to pray? Let’s pray as follows:

  1. Ask the Lord to pour out His Spirit of unity and the bond of peace upon Mister Gantz, Defense Minister Gallant, and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
  2. Pray that they would realize they are brethren and are fighting mutual enemies for the better good of the nation of Israel at large.
  3. Ask the Lord to anoint them with fresh oil.
  4. Pray that all three of them would be submitted to the appropriate authorities, and that order would reign in their dealings with one another.
  5. Ask the Lord to command the blessing upon the unity He is bringing all three of these men.
  6. Ask the Lord to pour out the anointing that He originally gave to the sons of Issachar.
  7. Ask Him to give all three of them an understanding of God’s spiritual time, chronological time, and political time.
  8. Pray that all three of them would have GOD’s ideas and “know” what Israel ought to do—and that they would be in agreement about it.
  9. Pray that all their brethren would be at their command.
  10. Ask the Lord to make Gantz, Gallant, and Netanyahu all acutely aware of their dependence on the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in this situation and every situation.
  11. Pray that they themselves would ask the Lord to build the house of Israel.
  12. Ask the Lord to give them revelation that only He can give Israel peace within her walls and prosperity within her palaces.
  13. Ask the Lord to actively guard every city in Israel, for these three war leaders to only implement the plans and strategies that cooperate with the Lord’s plan.
  14. Pray that all three of them would get adequate rest and refreshment during this time, with sleep that is blessed by the Lord, as they listen to Him in all things and let HIM steer the country.
  15. Ask the Lord to give all three of them His (God’s) wisdom from above, which is “… first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17 NKJV).
  16. Pray that these three Israeli national leaders would eagerly and readily submit to Jesus, the Man in white, and to His Holy Spirit, as He gives them this wisdom from above.
  17. Remind the Lord that He has always been the Defender of His people Israel. Thank Him for having always been on His people’s side in the past. Ask Him to remind Gallant, Gantz, and Netanyahu of the mighty acts of the Lord on their behalf in past millennia.
  18. Pray that they would bless the Lord for not previously giving Israel as prey to the teeth of their enemies.
  19. Pray that the “waters” of stress, pressure, division, anger, frustration, and any other evil thing would NOT overwhelm them; but that the Lord would protect each one of them in their mind, will, emotions, body, soul, and spirit.
  20. Pray that praise and worship would break out in their meetings, in their hearts, in their synagogues, and in their homes.
  21. Ask the Lord to remind all three leaders collectively that their help is found ONLY in the name of the Lord—and to let them know also that His name is Jesus of Nazareth.

We may not be able to reach Mr. Benny Gantz, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in person to encourage them. However, we can definitely see the Lord strengthen them and bring the power of the Holy Spirit to their situation. Let’s lift them up in prayer and see what God does!

What are your favorite prayer points to pray over Israel’s leadership? Leave your most-used ideas in the comments below for other intercessors to employ!

Jamie Rohrbaugh is the founder and CEO of From His Presence. She is the author of over 40 books, including her two latest collections of prayer tools, Wind of Heaven and New Season. She seeks to equip you to carry God’s manifest glory everywhere you go. Her resources have been published by YouVersion Bible Plans, The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and WorshipherePhoto credit: U.S. Department of State.

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April 19, 2024

May the Lord send his holy army of angles to these three mighty men to strengthen, protect, lead with wisdom, understanding and power. No weapon formed against them shall prosper. Jesus rebuke the devourer!!! Thank you Lord God of the Universe for your people Israel and for the United States standing with our ally Israel. Your Kingdom Come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Glory to God forever!! Amen and Amen.

Sally Hoffman
April 19, 2024

God, I ask that the advisors for these three men would present creative, strategic advice and strategies. I cut off all divisive tactics from their advisory teams. I call for an atmosphere of forgiveness and restoration of relationship and trust between these three.

Santos Garcia, Jr.
April 19, 2024

With the Lying Jackal Biden in the White House [temporarily], America is in a world of trouble!
Holy Father, we ask that You would remove the corrupt administration in D.C. and cause the Trump administration to remove us from the U.N. and demand they leave N.Y.C. We are in danger, and MUST support Israel in their struggle for survival, in Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

April 19, 2024

Thank you Lord Jesus that you are in control of events and times. Please give these leaders of Israel an awareness of the political and spiritual times in Israel and around the world and please help these leaders have wise and good decisions for their country. Please also give them favor and strength according to your good plan.

Rebecca Berube
April 18, 2024

Thank you, Jamie for the 21 prayer points. I prayed for all of them. The points were definitely helpful.
God bless you for what you do. God bless the IFA Family!

April 18, 2024

Father in the name of Jesus the gates of he’ll shall not prevail Matt 16:18

Osia Brummett
April 18, 2024

daniel 9: 17-20 LORD here our prayers as well ”

Justin chidera
April 18, 2024

I pray that almighty God will remember Israel and his covenant with Abraham Isaac and Jacob,because the bible make to understand that Israel will be triumph and God wisdom on the president of Israel in the mighty name of Jesus Christ Amen 🙏🙏🙏💪💪

    April 18, 2024

    So God forgets; you prayed that he would REMEMBER?!

Lori Meed
April 18, 2024

Jamie, excellent article! Thank you for giving us specific scriptural prayer targets!

Sharon Buck
April 18, 2024

I AM GOD AND THERE IS NO OTHER! The Lord God Almighty reigns! His eye is on Israel and He neither slumbers nor sleeps. He is calling His people to Himself once again! The threat of war summons the fear of man, but the one who keeps His eyes on the Lord will have the breakthrough and bring victory. It is not of man, but of God. Oh Israel, wake up! Oh, you who use your traditions as evidence of your power, look up! Do not look back except to give God glory! Oh Israel, now is your time to shine, but it can only shine when your leaders seek God and walk in His ways. He will direct their paths, but we call on the Spirit of God even now to bring humility, repentance, unity, and understanding! Oh Israel, look up! Your redemption is always near! Heal me and I will be healed. Save me and I will be saved. let that be the prayer of all Israel at this moment in time! Amen.

April 18, 2024


April 18, 2024

How exactly does God set the intercessor’s heat ablaze in prayer? Look at Habakkuk. https://theprayersentry.com/2024/04/18/soul-on-fire/

Jerry Palmeri
April 18, 2024

This is a time of Gods devine intervention. This is a time of devine super natural logistics. this is a time of full discovery of hidden secrets and release of the warring angels of heaven on behalf of Gods people. Our words we send out now and declare the enemys works bound and defeated the entrance of thy word brings clear and decisive wisdom and timing to these leaders through a revealation of humility and dependence on Him alone and we bind division and dissention for a house divided against itself cannot stand. we speak unity and clear devine vision amongst these men. as our words go forth as intercessors warring angels of heaven perform your work of revealation and unity and devine logistics we agree and declare right now we pray and declare this now in Jesus name

Daniel J Chapman
April 18, 2024


Cheryl Snead
April 18, 2024

Dear Jamie, want a wonderful, inspirational prayer and post. I am blessed to have seen it and will use these in my daily prayer’s. God Bless you.

Janis Hyne
April 18, 2024

God’s perfect Will be carrying in spite of the VERY difficult and URGENT problem.


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