PRAYERS FOR ISRAEL

Father, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the Name of Yeshua (Jesus), I thank You for preserving the Jewish people. Truly this reveals Your faithfulness to keep Your word and Your covenants. Thank You that the only time Israel will cease from being a nation is when the fixed ordinances — sun, moon and stars — depart from before You. Thank You that no weapon formed against Israel shall prosper. Lord, Israel has faced many enemies over the centuries. We understand Satan has wanted to destroy Israel because she is the apple of Your eye and because Messiah’s return will be when Israel’s eyes are opened and they call upon His name. Thank You for Michael the archangel that you have assigned to protect Israel. O Lord of Angel armies, please station angels about her borders and the people. Thank You that You Who keeps guard over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.

Father, as the prophets of old, we confess our sins and sins of our fathers, particularly where the church has participated in the sin of anti-Semitism, failing to show the love and patience of your Son to the Jewish people. These scars formed in history have wounded and confused Your chosen people. Cleanse us from this sin which breaks Your heart. Your Word says they are beloved and their calling as a nation is irrevocable. We ask You to convict church leaders and teachers who have taught that You are finished with Israel. Open their eyes. Like the Apostle Paul, let them say, “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved.” May I extend mercy to the Jewish people even as Your Word commands in Romans 11:31 that “through my mercy they may also obtain mercy.”

Thank You that only a partial hardening has happened to Israel (Romans 11:25). Thank You for the remnant that has believed and for those who will come to faith.

We don’t beg You for the salvation of the Jewish people, for Messiah Jesus already died for them. Rather, we wrestle them out of the domain of darkness with the weapons of our warfare which are not carnal but mighty through You to the pulling down of strongholds. We cast down the thought patterns of unbelief and fear. We take captive these thoughts and the confusion to the obedience of the Messiah. As Your word says, “The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan, even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem, rebuke thee” (Zechariah 3:2).

Father, Your Word says that “to this day at the reading of Moses a veil remains over their hearts until they turn” (2 Corinthians 3:15–17). Thank You that You are able to take the veil away and please do so for the Jewish people. We pray for religious Jewish people — the Orthodox and Hasidic Jews. In the Name of the Lord Yeshua (Jesus) we oppose the deception that religion will save them. Reveal to them, Holy Spirit, that it is only through the blood atonement of the Messiah Jesus that they are saved. Have mercy on them O, God, Who delights in mercy.

We pray today for the three million Russian Jews who have not yet left Russia in fulfillment of prophecy. Protect them from the growing violence against them because they are Jews. We thank You for the many Russian believers who are now in Israel. Strengthen them and give them grace in adjusting to their new home.

We pray for Your Body in Israel, for protection, growth, unity, boldness, and provision. I thank You for the Arab believers who have identified with Jewish believers and loved them. Protect them, dear Lord.

We pray for the peace of Jerusalem; thank You for prospering my life because I love her. Speak to my mind with ways to reach out to Your people. Make me a comfort to Your people. I particularly pray for Holocaust survivors who need a revelation of Your personal love after experiencing such devastation. God, in my flesh I don’t desire to feel the brokenness that the organized massacre of Russia or the Holocaust have caused. But, I stand as a watchman for the nation of Israel (Isaiah 62). I am willing to receive the prayer burdens of Your heart. I give You no rest until You make Jerusalem a praise on the earth. I pray for more laborers in this end time harvest.

We pray Lord Yeshua for Your speedy return. Soon may You hear the Jewish people say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 23:39).

I pray all these things on the authority of the blood atonement and in the wonderful Name of Jesus, King of the Jews.