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Father God, may we participate with You in Your plan for the nation of Israel.

“Unceasingly opposed and assailed since its birth, this tiny Jewish state (Israel) has consistently confounded the experts and radically changed the political and military balance of the Middle East. In the eternal counsel of God, He has determined to make Jerusalem the decisive issue by which He will deal with the nations. Those nations who align themselves with God’s purposes for Jerusalem will receive His blessing. But those who follow a policy in opposition to God’s purposes will be severely dealt with.” — Derek Prince, IFA Co-Founder

“On your walls, Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who profess the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;
And give Him no rest until He establishes
And makes Jerusalem an object of praise on the earth” (Isaiah 62:6–7 NASB).

Fundamental biblical principles define God’s heart for intercession for Israel and make it a mandatory activity for all “who profess the Lord.” The rebirth of the state of Israel, miraculously, on May 15, 1948, has shaped history in this century more than any other single event. God loves Israel (Jeremiah 31:2–4a), and after a season of judgment, He is restoring her in His everlasting love. Meanwhile, the hatred of her enemies (Psalm 83) increases as the end of the age draws near.

As intercessors, none of this should surprise us as all the predictions of Scripture and the developments of current events focus our attention on the culminating event: the return of the Lord Jesus in power and glory and the drama which will unfold on the Mount of Olives, ensuring that “all Israel will be saved” (see Zechariah 14:4; Romans 11:26). A subsequent event — the judging of nations as described in Joel 3:1–2 — will follow, in which God, the Righteous Judge, will use the treatment of the land of Israel and its people, the Jews, to determine the righteous and the unrighteous nations (Matthew 25:32).

God has revealed that His own heart, eyes, and name are in Jerusalem forever (see 1 Kings 9:3; 2 Chronicles 6:6). God’s own reputation rests upon His faithfulness to keep Israel as a nation and to bring back her exiled people, the Jews (see Ezekiel 36:20–23).

As Intercessors for America, our desire is for our own nation to bless Israel and thus be blessed ourselves (see Genesis 12:3). But more vitally, we partner with God in calling forth the “restoration of all things” that culminates in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth (Acts 3:21). As God’s appointed watchmen, we know that He has called all who profess His name to give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem as an object of praise in all the earth — an event which is yet in the future.

What does God seek from history? He seeks His own special people — Jew and Gentile — a people zealous for His glory, to join Him in calling forth His purposes on earth. We are those people.

Would you like to learn more about praying for Israel? IFA has helpful resources (click the titles):

Praying for Israel bookmark style prayer guide
Building a Biblical Worldview: Israel
God Keeps Covenant Book: A Thirty-Day Study on God’s Love for Israel
God Keeps Covenant Devotional: 5 days from the book in an email format

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Joyce Swingle
February 7, 2023

Lori, thank you so much for this timely reminder to pray for the beloved land. I miss Israel! It’s been too long since I have trod the ground there.
How shall we sing the Lord’s song
in a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
Psalm 137:4-6

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Donald Vader
February 7, 2023

I pray for peace in Israel and that the US would repent and ally with Israel and bring back President Trump who will stand with Israel and raise up leaders who will stand with Israel in the mighty name of Jesus… Amen

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Daniel J Chapman
February 7, 2023

Spiritual forces of darkness are stirring up strife through fear against the new Israeli government’s Judicial Reform proposals – and possibly because this government might fulfill God’s scriptural directive to possess more of her possessions. Lord, by prayer, we hold them into that authority and anointing to achieve all that You have for them to do. Lord, sustain Yariv Levin.

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Neil hounshell
February 7, 2023

Wow! Turkey and Syria has been a threat to Israel, and in the days to come even more. God see this and now he is weakening them with these disastrous catastrophes today. America wake up, Repent , churches speak the word.

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Teresa Minnick
February 7, 2023

Lord, we pray, that as Your children, we would not resist or be remiss in praying ‘for the peace of Jerusalem’, because You, Jesus, are that peace and hope. May we respond to Your leading Lord as to how we can add action to our prayers for Israel. Lord, we also pray that, as a nation, America would not resist or be remiss in supporting Israel and guarding her sovereignty given by the very hand of God. Give us spiritual and governmental leaders who understand the great wisdom and stake in blessing Israel.
We pray this in the name and authority of Jesus, the Savior of all who believe. Amen

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Nancy Rife
February 7, 2023

Thank you for this reminder to keep the first things first! IFA has been doing that from the start!
“ In the eternal counsel of God, He has determined to make Jerusalem the decisive issue by which He will deal with the nations. Those nations who align themselves with God’s purposes for Jerusalem will receive His blessing. But those who follow a policy in opposition to God’s purposes will be severely dealt with.” — Derek Prince, IFA Co-Founder“.
May America be found blessing and supporting Your people, father God! And Your purposes and plans globally!

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    Nancy Berkey
    February 7, 2023

    I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, the peace of Israel and the Messianic Jewish movement that it will prosper. In Jesus’s Holy Name. Amen☦

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