Prayer

Raising up informed prayer and intercession are the primary activities of IFI. Through prayer, the hand of the Lord can be moved, and the course of nations altered. Would you join with us?

Prayer Points

These Prayer Points are the prayers which are prayed through at the "Intercessors For Israel" Friday Prayer Meetings. They are also sent out weekly via email.
  1. December 2014

  2. December 19th, 2014
    1. We read from the prophetic portion of the Shabbat during Chanukah - Zechariah 2:10-4:7

    2. Chanukah celebrates the retaking and cleansing of God's Temple in 165 B.C. by the Maccabees. They were the sons of Zion that God raised up against the sons of Greece at that time (Zechariah 9:13). In Israel today, especially during this election season, there is much filth spewing forth from many people in political positions. It is not pleasing to the Lord or to us. We prayed, asking for God to cleanse His people and His land at this time…

    3. Israeli elections are set for March 17, 2015. The IFI leadership team has asked - and continues to ask - God to reveal the one He wants to be the next leader of this nation. As of now, we have not heard anything different from Him, so we continue to pray for the one whom He has in leadership now - PM Bibi Netanyahu. If you do not have faith to pray for him to be re-elected, then please intercede for God to raise up a government through whom He can be glorified…

    4. Meanwhile, the current government still needs to run this nation for the next three plus months. As we are seeing, that is no easy task. Terrorism is exploding throughout the world. Lawfare, the war against Israel using international law as a weapon, is very much a force to be dealt with today. And the threats from Iran, Hamas, Hizbullah, etc., have increased. Thus the current government - with Netanyahu as prime minister - needs our prayers…

    5. The war against Netanyahu and this nation coming from outside - especially from the UN and EU - is very hard to bear, and that is from us who know the Lord and have His Spirit. So the Body of Messiah, and 'pre-faith' Israelis, need your prayers for protection and shielding from the lies and hatred coming at us. Much of this is aimed at influencing Israelis to vote for anyone except Netanyahu…

    6. Israel was in shock and outraged by of the anti-Israeli acts of the EU this past Wednesday - the first day of Chanukah. First, Hamas was taken off the list of terror organizations because of a 'technical' issue. Then the EU parliament overwhelmingly voted to encourage EU nations to recognize a Palestinian state. Finally, most members of the Geneva Convention met to skewer Israel because of 'war crimes' committed in Gaza this past summer. On top of that, later that night, a resolution was presented to the UN Security Council which demands peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to be completed in one year and then, by 2017 Israel is to be totally out of the 'occupied territories', i.e., Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, all parts of biblical Israel. Nothing in any of these meetings concerned Syria, Iran, Boko Haram, ISIS, Ebola, the economy, Ukraine, etc. etc. If only Israel would disappear! Sorry, we are not going anywhere…

    7. With this increase of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, it is a great time for Jews in exile to come home to Israel - to make aliyah

    8. We finished by praying for both Jews and Muslims to come to a saving knowledge of the God of Israel through a genuine encounter with Messiah Yeshua. For Jews, with the lights of the Chanukah menorah growing brighter each night, to see Yeshua as the Light of the World is very appropriate at this time. And for Muslims, while we do hear of a tremendous move of God among many of them - especially in Iran and among the Syrian refugees - with all of the murderous hatred being stirred up by Islamic fundamentalists - this would be a really good time for them to rethink whether Allah is the god that they want to follow. Please pray for specific groups of both Jews and Muslims.

Guidelines for Corporate Prayer

Staying on Track

In Intercessors for Israel prayer meetings, the leadership asks those assembled to form small groups (three to four individuals is recommended) and introduces subjects for prayer. In corporate prayer, we do not pray whatever comes into our heart/mind. We need to stay on track and exercise discipline to be sharpshooters in prayer and hit the center of the target.

General Prayer Topics

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.

  • Pray for aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel).

  • Pray against any "land for peace" process.

  • Cry out for Israel to cry out.

  • Plead for mercy in the midst of God's righteous judgments.

  • Intercede for the salvation of Muslims.

  • Intercede for the Church, so that it wakes up to its responsibility toward Israel.