DAY 24: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for Rain in the Land
¤ Water is a vital lifeline in Israel. Israel again is in need of rain and more rainfall. We praise God that despite a very arid winter, rare storms in May 2014 dumped rain across Israel which caused the Sea of Galilee to rise some 2.5 centimeters (1 inch), the heaviest ever recorded for the month of May. The precipitation brought dry riverbeds to life, flooding low-lying areas, especially in the Judean Desert and Negev in the south of the country.
¤ The Kinneret (The Sea of Galilee)- Israel’s major reservoir of fresh water – has been drying up! According to savethekinneret.com many years of below-average rainfall have led the water level to dip to dangerously low levels. Although the water level has improved from the last few years where it dipped to the “black line,” beyond which water cannot be pumped without causing severe damage to the entire water supply, it is now only 75cm above the lower red line.
» Pray for more rain in the land and that God would continue to give Israel strategies on water conservation and stewardship.
“You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so You have ordained it.” Psalm 65:9
“The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.” Isaiah 41:17 – 18
Deuteronomy 28: 1, 12a
Job 37:5-6, 11-13