Day 4 - For Israel
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- 2014 Oct 04
Today is Shabbat. It is also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest of days for the Jewish people. A day of fasting and repentance.
All of Jerusalem will be in utter quiet today except for the prayers of its people.
God loves Israel. His covenant with them is everlasting, eternal. And we, those who were far off but have now been brought near by the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 2:13), are to pray for Israel, specifically, for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:6)
Y'shua Hamashiach (Jesus) will return there someday and gather His people to Himself.
Even so, come Lord Jesus.
Father, O Holy One of Israel, You have inscribed Zion on the palms of Your hands, its walls are ever before You. (Isaiah 49:16) On this Day of Atonement, have mercy on them. Wipe out the transgressions of Your people like a thick cloud and cleanse them of their sins like a heavy mist. May they return to You. (Isaiah 44: 22) O God, I pray that You would restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel, rebuild them as they were at first. Cleanse them from all their iniquity. Let them be to You a name of joy, praise and glory before all the nations of the earth which shall hear of all the good that You do for them. (Jeremiah 33:7-9)
Lord, speak to Your people that they will obey Your voice and know that You have made them and established them. (Deuteronomy 32:6) Let them see that there is no god besides You. (Deuteronomy 32:39) You have been their dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born, or Thou didst birth the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou are God. (Psalm 90:1-2) I lift up Israel, Your beloved, and pray that You would be their refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. I pray that You would be in the midst of her and that she would not be moved. (Psalm 46;1,5)
I pray that You would give all Israel a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of You, that the eyes of their hearts be enlightened so that they would know what is the hope of their calling and what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints. (Ephesians 1:17-18)
Deliver Your people from all the places they are scattered. Bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their land. Feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams and in ally he inhabited places of the land. Feed Your flock and lead them to rest, O Lord. (Ezekiel 34:12-13) Make a covenant of peace with them. Make them and the places all around Your hill a blessing. Cause showers to come down in their season, showers of blessing. (Ezekiel 34:25-26)
Father, You are Jehovah Shalom, I pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May peace prosper with its walls and prosperity within its palaces. May peace be within Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:6-7) Encircle Israel with Your peace, O God. Cover them and surround them with Yourself, Almighty God. Be with their Prime Minister and all those in authority, their military and all their security. Secure their borders and their coastlines. Rest on Israel, Lord. Redeem them out of all their troubles. (Psalm 25:22) Turn their hearts toward You.
Make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. (Psalm 62:7) In the name of Y'shua Hamashiach, the Savior of the world, Amen.
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