DAY 09: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for Healing from Pain in the Past – Terrorism and Rocket Trauma
¤ We serve the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and He desires to bring “Abundant Life” to every season – past, present and future. It is therefore not surprising that when Jesus proclaimed His mission, He said He was sent to heal the brokenhearted and to proclaim liberty to the captives. (Isaiah 61:1 – 3) Today we can do the same for those in Israel who have tremendous pain from the past, by the power of prayer in the Name of Jesus.
¤ The need for healing is not limited to the carnage of suicide bombings in the past, but is also needed because since 2001, there have been over 15,200 rockets and mortars from Gaza, or an average of over 3 rocket attacks every single day targeting Israel.
¤ In the beginning, the attacks were primarily limited to the Southern towns of Israel; during Operation Protective Shield in 2014, rocket attacks reached Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa giving over 75% of the Israeli civilians a minute or less to get to a bomb shelter.
¤ These attacks have killed and injured Israelis despite the effectiveness of The Iron Dome which counterattacks most rockets, but their main effect is their creation of widespread psychological trauma and disruption of daily life among the Israeli populace.
¤ Medical studies since 2001 in Sderot, the Israeli city closest to the Gaza Strip, have documented a post-traumatic stress disorder incidence among young children of between 75% – 90%, as well as high rates of depression and miscarriage.
» Pray that the joy of the Lord would be the strength of Israel. (Nehemiah 8:10)
» Pray that the anointing bestowed upon David known as the “Davidic anointing” would be graciously poured out over all Israel and to all the nations.
» Pray that new songs unto the Lord would bring forth deliverance, healing, restoration and joy for those who live in Zion.
“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad. Bring back our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:1-6
“The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.” Isaiah 30:26
“It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their necks and bent down to feed them.” Hosea 11: 3-4
Psalm 126: 1-3
Jeremiah 30:4-6, 16-17