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. November 2014

  2. November 21st, 2014
    1. As we began this morning, we looked at Malachi 1:1-5, from Shabbat's prophetic portion…

    2. Jerusalem is under attack. We have had several weeks of terrorism, including the deadly assault on that synagogue this past week. The spirit of the enemy is causing the hatred taught to young Palestinians to come to fruition in our day. The fruit: dead Jews. Jerusalem is tense and today Hamas has called for 'a Day of Rage'. So we prayed for the comfort and peace of those of us who live in this city - both Jews and the Arabs who do not harbor hatred in their hearts towards Israel…

    3. We interceded for those government and security heads that have the responsibility to protect this nation and punish the wicked. Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ya'alon, IDF Chief of Staff Gantz, the minister of police, the chief of police and the heads of the three intelligence services…

    4. There is an ungodly push by various politicians and parts of Israel's media for new elections. Unless we are just not hearing God, we do no bear witness to this at all. In fact, this comes across as an attempt by the enemy to distract and discourage the current Israeli government leadership - in particular, Bibi Netanyahu. So we prayed against it…

    5. We prayed for rain - for two reasons. First, this is the season for rain in Israel. And second, God often uses the weather to 'rain' on our enemies demonic plans…

    6. We were led to pray for spiritual rain next. All Israel gets saved at a time of severe crisis and war (Zechariah 12:10; see verses 2-9 for the context). So Lord, why not now?…

    7. This Monday, November 24, the P5+1 nations [5 permanent UN Security Council members + Germany] are supposed to wrap up a deal with Iran on its nuclear power program. As of now, it would take a miracle for there to be a deal, and an even greater miracle for that deal to be good for Israel and the rest of the world. Iran has not budged from any of its demands and has refused to let the UN's IAEA inspect certain suspicious sites, or given satisfactory answers on other issues. Iran wants nuclear weapons based on their radical Shi'ite theology and eschatology. They desire to jump-start the return of their false Christ, the Mahdi, and have threatened to wipe Israel off the map. Another extension will most likely come out of the meeting. Yet even that is dangerous as the longer they talk, the more Iran is able to spin centrifuges and collect refined uranium. Unbelievably, it seems that the world is willing to have Iran be a nuclear-threshold state, which is one that while not having nuclear weapons, can produce them in a matter of months. Netanyahu has rightly said that this is totally unacceptable to Israel

    8. We prayed for the Body of Messiah to understand what its role is in all of these situations. While we recognize that no believer is called to take on all the burdens that he sees, still there is a place on the walls of Jerusalem for every member of His Body. If you are not sure where your place is, ask Your Lord. He desires for you to be in His assigned place in these critical days, and so do we…

    9. We finished by praying briefly for the security forces who will be guarding Israel today.

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.