You’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.