Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Psalm 122
A song of Ascents. Of David.
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD." Our feet have been standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built As a city that is compact together, Where the tribes go up, The tribes of the LORD, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of the LORD. For thrones are set there for judgment, The thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces." For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, "Peace be within you." Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good. (NKJ)

It is always a good time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. To help you get started please consider the following prayer points:

1. Prayer for the government leaders of the nation of Israel, in particular Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Prime Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. Pray that the Lord will reveal His strategy to protect and defend the nation of Israel from its enemies. Pray that leaders would make decisions in agreement with that strategy. Pray that leaders will come to know Jesus as Messiah, Lord and Savior. (1 Tim.2:1-4)

2. Pray for the gift of discernment of spirits to be released upon the body of Christ in Israel. That they will discern what is of God and what is not. (Hebrews 5:14)

3. Pray for an increase in intercessors among the body of Christ throughout the Middle East to pray for their own nations. That the every curse, every mindset and every lofty thing that sets itself against the truth of Christ be broken. (2 Cor. 10:4-5)

4. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and that all in Israel will be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim. 2: 4; Ps. 122: 6-9)

5. Pray that our nation will bless Israel. (Ps. 122:6)

Patricia L. Wenzel
Graduate, Woman of Character

James 4:8-9
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

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