DAY 19: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for Jerusalem Prayer Initiatives on College Campuses and Their Leaders
¤ Throughout the United States, Europe and other countries, the battle for Judeo-Christian values is being fought on the college campuses, where rampant anti-Semitism takes many forms. For instance, Middle Eastern debates often lack representation of a pro-Israel voice, especially as an increasing number of Islamic scholars receive teaching appointments.
In addition, college campuses reflect the growing job loss of pro-Israel professors and the growing harassment of Jewish and pro-Israel students. A steady stream of anti-Israel protests, rallies, demonstrations, petitions, books, and articles bombard the hearts, minds and spirits of those within academic communities and beyond.
Some professors have even included a complete denial that the Holocaust ever took place in their course curriculum.
Those who speak out on behalf of truth, justice and equity on college campuses for the sake of Israel and Jewish students or teachers need our prayers for protection, wisdom, courage and empowerment.
» Pray too for the necessary funding of the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program so that many more of tomorrow’s leaders will receive an educated heart for Israel.
¤ What is BDS? “BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) is a comprehensive, international strategy that seeks to present Israel as a pariah state analogous to Apartheid South Africa.
Designed to isolate Israel politically, economically, militarily, academically and culturally, many of its member organizations aim to delegitimize the Two-State Solution and promote one state for both people, effectively replacing Israel with an Arab-majority state in all the territories of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
“[http://honestreporting.com/hot-topics/boycott-divestment-sanctions-bds/] The Feb. 8, 2014 edition of the Economist stated:
BDS has begun to grab the attention of some of the world’s largest financial institutions, threatening the great financial loss for Israel by divesting from Israeli owned or connected companies.
Under the misguided belief that they are supporting “human rights”, more and more churches are backing BDS. Even in higher education, an American academic association is boycotting Israeli lecturers, while the May 29, 2015 Anti-Defamation League report revealed that in the 2014-2015 academic year, the number of BDS campaigns at college campuses doubled over the previous academic year.
» Pray against this insidious and dangerous movement.
» Pray also for the edification of effective, strategic campus leaders and outreach; for Biblical wisdom for university leadership (especially in regards to the funding of Islamic Studies departments and chairs, as well as the BDS movement); and for protection, wisdom, and Biblical unity for students, universities and communities involved in pro-Israel initiatives.
» Pray for an increasing prayer network that would provide prayer coverage for pro-Israel students, leaders, professors and staff on campus.
“They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.” Psalm 109:3
“Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and be abashed that devise my hurt.” Psalm 35:4
“They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many; should I restore that which I took not away?” Psalms 69:5
“...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe.” Ephesians 1:17-19