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Abba, grant wisdom and grace to Israel’s leaders to seek You first as they decide how to respond to Iran’s attack. Amen.
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Tikkun Ministries founder Asher Intrater is calling the Body of Christ worldwide to be interceding for the Israeli government, and specifically its war council and its leaders, as they seek to determine Israel’s response to Iran’s weekend attack.

This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: “I will destroy the archers of Elam (Iran)—the best of their forces. I will bring enemies from all directions, and I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds.

They will be exiled to countries around the world. I will set my throne in Elam,” says the Lord, “and I will destroy its king and officials.

But I will restore the fortunes of Elam in days to come. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Jeremiah 49:35–36, 38–39 NLT).

The war cabinet — consisting of its three leaders: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz, and Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, as well as three observers — is debating how, when, and toward what specific outcome Israel is to retaliate. There are internal conservative and liberal progressive issues, as well as external U.N. and U.S. pressures attempting to influence the Israeli government.

The unprecedented direct attack from Iran in the form of 360 drones and missiles on Saturday, April 13, was repelled not only by the Iron Dome and other Israeli military defense systems, but also by a coalition of nations that included the U.S., the U.K., France, and Jordan and other moderate Sunni Arab nations. It is truly miraculous that no lives were lost, though there was one civilian injured.

What Is at Stake?

Intrater emphasized that the Iran attack brought into stark focus that the war in Israel isn’t being fought solely against Hamas in Gaza, but also on no fewer than seven fronts, including Islamic Jihad in the West Bank; Hezbollah in Lebanon; Iran’s own National Guard; and Iranian-backed forces in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. The truly murderous agenda of the Iranian Shiite regime led by the ayatollahs, with its cries of “Death to Israel! Death to America!”, was violently displayed in this unprovoked attack on the nation of Israel. Other more-moderate Arab Sunni nations came to Israel’s aid, intercepting drones and missiles especially over their own nations, as they, too, consider Iran a rogue presence in the Middle East.

There are many retaliatory options which the government could adopt. Because Iran’s attack was truly an act of aggression against the nation of Israel, the government must act decisively. From within the government itself, left- and right-leaning Knesset members hold strong and disparate views of what sort of response will be necessary or adequate. The U.S. and some other nations urge restraint or such nonmilitary options as U.N. sanctions. Militarily, Israel could respond by targeting nuclear facilities, military bases, or weapons facilities, or it could continue surgical executions of Iranian National Guard military leaders. Cyberattacks on nuclear facilities or infrastructure are also being considered. Israel could continue its actions against Iranian proxy militias in Lebanon or Syria and finish its eradication of Hamas by moving against the last four battalions in Rafah, in Gaza.

Israel is calculating the effect of any retaliatory strike on its coalition with Western powers, its normalization in relations with Arab neighbors, and the inevitable negative backlash in the U.N., the media, and academia that usually disregard Israel’s right to defend itself.

Asking the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

The most important consideration as we intercede for Israel’s government is that of worldview: Whose battle is this? What are God’s priorities as the kingdom of God advances through this regional battle? As the scripture in Jeremiah 49 describes, God Himself is fighting for Israel against the powers and principalities behind the “archers of Iran — the best of their forces.” God will eliminate their “kings and princes,” those that the Enemy is using to harm Israel, but His ultimate goal is to set up His throne in that nation, restoring the fortunes of Elam (Iran) with a thriving body of Iranian believers. God desires that leaders would consult Him first and choose His will over pleasing man (see Proverbs 29:25) or leaning on their own understanding (see Proverbs 3:5–6). Even in the midst of war, the Lord is seeking to make His name great among the nations of the world.

Come, behold the works of the LORD,

Who has made desolations in the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;

He burns the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!

The LORD of hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our refuge.

(Psalm 46:8–11)

Let’s Pray:

  • Father, first, we thank You for protecting Your people and Your nation, the apple of Your eye, from this demonic attack from Iran. You are indeed the God who neither slumbers nor sleeps as You guard Israel (Psalm 121:3–4).
  • We come boldly to Your throne of grace, asking for specific grace for the Israeli war council to hear from heaven, and we pray that Netanyahu, Gantz, and Gallant would be in unity, according to Ezra 37:22 and Psalm 133. Your Word says that “a house divided cannot stand” (Mark 3:25), so we ask for supernatural unity among leaders who have at times been enemies in the past.
  • We ask that You sow confusion and division into the enemy’s terrorist and jihadist camps.
  • We ask for the protection of these leaders of Israel’s government in body, soul, and spirit, and that You would strengthen them according to Isaiah 35:3-4: Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you. Our God, Guard their minds and hearts from fatigue, the trauma of war, and the ungodly pressures of our nation or any other entity seeking to influence the outcome.
  • Bring the counsel of nations to nothing, but release Your plans to Israel’s leaders (Psalm 33:10–11).
  • Bring Netanyahu godly counselors with strategies from Your throne to defeat all of Israel’s enemies.
  • Glorify Your name in all the earth! We ask all of this in Yeshua’s mighty name. Amen.

Please add your own prayer below and encourage your fellow intercessors.

Lori Meed is a leader on IFA’s Headline Prayer Live and an IFA contributing writer. In 2004, God moved her family from Canada to the U.S., imparting to them His heart for this country and for revival. Having walked out her own journey of freedom after being radically born again in 1992, Lori has a heart to see others set free to walk fully in their destiny. She is also passionate about teaching on aliyah (“going up,” the return of the Jews to the land of Israel), the feasts of the Lord, and the rich connections of the gentile churches to Israel. Photo credit: Jonny Gios on Unsplash.

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Priscilla Meyenburg
April 20, 2024

Father God: Some types of prayers are more like a siege than one quick battle. Situations that require the changing of people’s minds, we must pray for the Holy Spirit to inject thoughts into their minds to influence their reasoning that their recessions Must line up with Gods direction and what Gods word says. We must put on Gods armor —(Ephesians 6-10 —— ) and engage in spiritual warfare to defeat the enemies. We ask You That You give all prayer warriors, Including Israel to pray as effective watchmen, give us the spirit of discernment on how to pray the exact words for Israel. We ask in our prayers to reverse any strongholds over Israel that the enemy has plans and strategies against them. Turn the tables, Lord. Our Victory is in Christ that was completed work at Calvary. God we know if that cross is removed from a Nation, you remove the very Victory that Christ gave us. ( We understand this in America, we are in a fight to save America) as well as in Israel. 11- Cor-2-14” And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light;” Forgive us for allowing so much ground to be taken in by the deceiver. God we trust You, our Faith is in You to reverse the strategies of the enemies. Father God we need the counsel to be brought together to gather insight of Your plans to all of Israel’s leaders. We pray unity and “what God is speaking to Netanyahu and godly counselors with strategies from Your throne to defeat all of Israel’s enemies.” We lift up prayer for their strength that God will give them from His word-Phil-4-13”I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].“ God I pray they use these words to come forth in their spirits – Gods power is mighty when we use it. “ We decree that the relentless power of God is being released throughout the earth to weaken strongholds and activate the greatest harvest in history. “ We ask these things in Jesus name. 🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🇮🇱🇺🇸

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CJ
April 19, 2024

Dear Lord God, we ask you to bring about reconciliation among the leaders in the House of Representatives, Senate and White House. Bring down strongholds amongst these people who were elected to serve and protect our constitutional rights. We are allies of Israel and we stand with their leaders. May God be glorified during this time of war and pray for our brothers and sisters in Israel. God is still in control and we’re watching Bible prophesy being fulfilled. “He shows strength with His Arm.” He will cover his people Israel. Jesus come quickly.” Amen.

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Ruth Monge
April 19, 2024

Abba I lift up your beloved Israel and its leaders, and people to you. Abba you see and hear your children interceding for Israel and it’s people. As we humble ourselves and pray, seek your face for Israel, and turn from our wicky ways, you would hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. Our prayer is that the leaders and military IDF will hear from you. Draw them to you and give them wisdom, guidance and protection in Jesus’ name. Jesus you are the Commander-in-Chief of the Lord’s army, lead them and guide them. Remind them that the battle is yours. There are more of them, then there are of the enemy, in Jesus’ name. Jesus illuminate their way to victory in Jesus’ Mighty Name. We continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. May there be security within their walls. And their enemies be scattered in Jesus’ name. Amen! Amen! Amen!.

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Carol Garrott
April 18, 2024

Lord God, let America not be divided, but remain firm in praying for and defending Israel, to the delight of our Lord God. I pray against the enemy’s plans to bring down and destroy both Israel and its best friend, the United States. We intercede for the peace of Jerusalem and that the enemy’s attacks would be deflected by our powerful God. Thank you, Jesus.

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Jacqueline
April 18, 2024

God our way maker, promise keeper, light is the darkness will fight for Israel and victory will be theirs, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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Pat Massi
April 18, 2024

I am so grateful to IFA for making prayer for Israel their priority, which all followers of Yeshua should do. Israel is God’s glory. Ezekiel 39:28
Thank you, IFA!

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bobhuseby
April 18, 2024

Hey brothers and sisters we are living in very notable times!! Satan must embattle his best strategies to keep his kingdoms strong.
FATHER , thank you for the glorious world revival coming. Thank you for the miracle of revelation to the satanic religions. We STAND alongside your angel armies in our spirit. We KNEEL to strengthen these armies with our prayers.
May YOUR kingdom come and YOUR Will be done on earth as it is in heaven!! Hallelujah!!

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