Praying as a Church for Israel Today

“Christ loved the church and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:2)

  • Pray that your church may be blessed in blessing Israel, according to God’s promise.
    • “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3)
  • Pray for the Lord to open eyes to the amazing mystery of His plan for Jews and Gentiles in His Kingdom.
    • “For He himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” (Ephesians 2:14)
  • Pray that teaching in Scripture about Israel may be understood and properly taught and that the error of ‘replacement theology’ would be exposed and refuted wherever it occurs.
    • “Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew….Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah.” (Romans11:1,2; 9:4,5)
  • Pray that your church leaders will not be afraid of tackling controversial issues, but will handle them with insight, on the basis of Scripture.
    • “You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth.” (Psalm 60:4)
  • Pray for wisdom, sensitivity and balance for those seeking to share the message of God’s love for Israel, and our Hebraic roots, in their churches.
    • “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God…” (James 1:5)
  • Pray that issues of justice and righteousness in the Middle East will be rightly considered, without bias or propaganda in the Irish Church and Media, but according to the Scriptures.
    • “For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; …Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.” (Proverbs 2:6,9)
  • Pray against the infiltration of anti-Semitic propaganda into church organizations and for the destruction of all spiritual roots of anti-Semitism.
    • “Let slanderers not be established in the land…” (Psalm 140:11)