DAY 04: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for Peace and Protection
¤ Throughout history, the Jewish people have been dispersed throughout the nations and have endured relentless harassment, persecution, and near annihilation. Even at the birth of a safe Jewish Homeland in 1948, the new nation of Israel was welcomed by war. Jewish people still fight for survival as Israel is surrounded by adversaries, foreign and domestic. Israel’s desire and hope for peace remains as constant as her enemies’ desires for her death and destruction. Israel needs continued prayer for Angelic hosts to encamp around the Land. (See Psalm 83)
¤ Today political anarchy exists in the nations surrounding Israel since the “Arab Spring” toppled many Arab dictators, only to have Islamist terror groups like The Muslim Brotherhood – committed to Israel’s destruction – hijack the government positions of power through violence and elections. New Islamic leaders, desirous of eventually establishing Sharia Law in their countries, are now severing trade and military operations with Israel, as well as questioning their existing peace treaties with Israel.Example –Turkey and Egypt’s Peace Treaty of 1979.
There continues to be attacks against all Israeli citizens from Hamas in Gaza.
Following the kidnapping and murders of three Israeli teenagers in mid-June 2014 and a “revenge killing”
of a Palestinian Teen, the IDF initiated
in search of the three teenagers, and Hamas escalated its rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza reaching deeper into Israel than ever before.
¤ At the time of this writing, negotiations have not yet produced a truce. Syria’s civil war also continues to threaten Israel’s northern border, while Jordan’s Prime Minister said that the relationship between his country and Israel is “at an all-time low”.
Meanwhile, terrorist group ISIS comes closer by invading northern Lebanon, and Iran continues to pursue nuclear weapons to fulfill its long standing threat “to wipe Israel off the map.”
¤ Israel also needs the Lord’s protection from those who would seek to provoke confrontation on the sea by “Humanitarian ships” attempting to break the embargo against Hamas.
¤ The Palestinian Scholars Association in Diaspora held a press release at the headquarters of the terror-linked Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) on July 21, 2014. It is best known for its role in the violent 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, when IHH sent a ship to break the Israeli weapons blockade on Gaza. Posted on their website from the IHH President Bulent Yildirim’s speech was the fact that they are working on a project to re-send the ship – Mavi Marmara – to Gaza. “If this war does not end, we will gather everyone to the harbor and go again.”
¤ To date, efforts of this kind to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip and to paint Israel as a violator of Human Rights, have not been as successful as intended. Nevertheless, a trend has begun by ill- informed activists and anti-Israel forces that could result in future violence and further demonizing of Israel. As of June 2015, a third Flotilla to Gaza is being launched.
» Pray that the nations would not be deceived but would align with Israel.
» Pray for Godly wisdom for those bartering for peace in the peace process. Let Israel also know that true shalom will come from the Lord and not from man. (Psalm 20:7*)
“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7*
Psalm 147:13 – 14
Zechariah 8:4 – 5
Isaiah 54:10, 13
“O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you… Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD – that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.“ Psalm 83:1-5, 18
“Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4
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