Regardless of current news, here are ongoing ways to pray and intercede for the people and Land of Israel:
- Pray for the salvation of Israel.
And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
Restore us, O God; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!… Restore us, O God of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!… Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.
- Pray for aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel).
Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, Give them up! and to the south,Do not keep them back! Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth-everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.
For thus says the LORD: Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say,O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel! Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labors with child, together; a great throng shall return there. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn. Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.
And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD, when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
- Pray against any “land for peace” process.
The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.
Then you shall know that I am the LORD. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are desolate; they are given to us to consume. Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them.
For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.
- Cry out for Israel to cry out.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
- Plead for mercy in the midst of God’s righteous judgments.
O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease.
- Intercede for the salvation of Muslims.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O LORD. Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; yes, let them be put to shame and perish, that they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.
- Intercede for the Church, so that it wakes up to its responsibility toward Israel.
But Ruth said: Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.
And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and d eliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Scriptures are taken from the New King James Version.