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Day 2 of Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel

Holy Land Key coverYou’ll be hearing a lot from me about Israel, with the release of my new book, The Holy Land Key.  Thank you for sharing in the excitement!  Yesterday I posted Day 1 of Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel.  Here’s Day 2 — and thank you for praying with me.

Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel, Day 2

 Pray for those who choose Israel as their home, making aliyah, and for those who greet them and help them make a home. 

Jeremiah 32:37: Behold, I will gather them out of all countries where I have driven them  I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely. 

Those who emigrate from their homes to Israel and make aliyah are as varied as the people of the earth. They come from the four corners of the earth: Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. I have had the privilege of greeting groups of immigrants as they land in a completely foreign environment. They are willing to brave life in a completely new world, so drawn are they to their spiritual home. I’ve visited the remarkable “absorption centers” run by the Jewish Agency to provide a soft landing for those who need basic shelter, food, and job and language skills. God has brought His people “back to this place.” The men, women, and children who arrive have expressed their gratitude and even astonishment that so many Gentiles care and want to help. It is our privilege to be a part of what God is doing with His people.

Dear Father, Bless these, your children, who come willingly with anticipation, to the land you promised their people. Help them feel at home and to enjoy the freedom of being Jewish, leaving behind the hurts and persecution of their previous lives. And bless the faithful workers who give their time and hearts to make this happen. Bless the Jewish Agency for Israel and the faithful workers who see their work as a calling and a mission. 

 

Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel

Holy Land Key coverI’m very excited about the release of my new book,The Holy Land Key, next week!  If you  are at Maranatha Chapel this weekend, we’ll have a special “prerelease” event where you can get the book a couple days early. I want to thank the Lord for Maranatha Chapel, for all of you being part of this great journey — I couldn’t have done it without you! In anticipation of this book and the impact I pray it makes, we’ve put together some prayer points specifically for Israel, based on The Holy Land Key.  I will post one each day for the next seven days and ask for you to pray with me for Israel and her people.  Thank you for being part of the journey , and especially for your prayers! Pastor Ray

Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel

Day 1

 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem 

Psalm 122:6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.” Peace be within your walls… 

Peace in Jerusalem is the key to peace on earth. The turmoil in the Middle East sends waves of unrest and uncertainty to the rest of the world. Jerusalem is the city where God chose to “put His name” (1 Kings 14:21 and several other passages). When we pray for Jerusalem, we connect with the heart of God and seek to be part of what He is doing in our world. When there is true, lasting peace in Jerusalem, there will be peace on earth.

Dear Lord, Prince of Peace, we know that it is only Your healing touch that will heal the land of Your people. We pray that soon we all will see and know You, our Messiah, Savior, and the One who will bring peace to the land. 

Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel

Holy Land Key coverI’m very excited about the release of my new book, The Holy Land Key, next week!  If you  are at Maranatha Chapel this weekend, we’ll have a special “prerelease” event where you can get the book a couple days early. I want to thank the Lord for Maranatha Chapel, for all of you being part of this great journey — I couldn’t have done it without you!

In anticipation of this book and the impact I pray it makes, we’ve put together some prayer points specifically for Israel, based on The Holy Land Key.  I will post one each day for the next seven days and ask for you to pray with me for Israel and her people.  Thank you for being part of the journey , and especially for your prayers! Pastor Ray

 

Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel

Day 1

 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem 

Psalm 122:6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.” Peace be within your walls… 

Peace in Jerusalem is the key to peace on earth. The turmoil in the Middle East sends waves of unrest and uncertainty to the rest of the world. Jerusalem is the city where God chose to “put His name” (1 Kings 14:21 and several other passages). When we pray for Jerusalem, we connect with the heart of God and seek to be part of what He is doing in our world. When there is true, lasting peace in Jerusalem, there will be peace on earth.

Dear Lord, Prince of Peace, we know that it is only Your healing touch that will heal the land of Your people. We pray that soon we all will see and know You, our Messiah, Savior, and the One who will bring peace to the land.