DAY 12: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray Against Terror in the Land
¤ Israel lives with the equivalent threat of September 11th every day, most notably known by the constant barrage of katushka rockets on Sderot and surrounding communities, as well as attacks upon citizens near her borders.
¤ The toll of continuous terror is not only just a physical one, but also an emotional and psychological one that affects young and old alike, particularly children. Everyone has been touched by the reality of terror, and each one needs to find the place of rest and safety in The Lord.
¤ Although the number of suicide bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv has been reduced 90% in recent years by the use of Checkpoints and the Security Wall, over 15,200 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza on Israeli civilians from 2001, which averages to 3 rockets every single day.
¤ To stop the incessant attacks on its civilians, Israel has had to engage in three military campaigns in five years:
1.0 Operation Cast Lead (2008/2009).
2.0 Operation Pillar of Defense (2012).
3.0 Operation Protective Shield (2014).
¤ Terror from the last conflict was compounded by the fact that Hamas dug a labyrinth of fortified underground tunnels from Gaza opening into Israel near homes, schools, and civilian centers for the purpose of kidnapping and killing Israeli civilians. There are known to be more tunnels than the 32 the IDF destroyed or neutralized.
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Psalm 55:9-11, 16, 17
Psalm 140:1 – 2, 4, 6-8
Psalm 142: 1, 3-5