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. August 2014

  2. August 29th, 2014
    1. From the prophetic portion of the scriptures read by the Jewish people throughout the world this week:

      I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, and of the son of a man who will be made like grass? and you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth; you have feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he has prepared to destroy. And where is the fury of the oppressor? The captive exile hastens, that he may be loosed, that he should not die in the pit, and that his bread should not fail. But I am the Lord your God, who divided the sea whose waves roared- the Lord of hosts is His name. And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, You are My people.

      Isaiah 51:12-16
    2. Ceasefire

      In Israel today there is much confusion regarding the present ceasefire. Many believe that Israel should have destroyed Hamas completely and are dismayed at their ability to claim and celebrate victory. Netanyahu has experienced a large drop in his popularity ratings. But as intercessors we and many others have been praying fervently for God's will to be done in the war with Hamas, not knowing what His will is for the final outcome. We need to believe that He has been and is answering those prayers…

    3. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu

      Although most of the stated goals of Operation Protective Edge have been accomplished, Netanyahu looks exhausted and in need of our continued prayer. We continue to pray for him and the other leaders of Israel in response to 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Before the last General Election we prayed for a government through which You could be glorified and we believe that that's what You have given Israel…

    4. The Israeli people, particularly living in the South under constant rocket fire for these past weeks. Many are emotionally scarred and traumatized, angry that the conflict appears to be ending with such uncertainty. Families and friends of the 70 people killed in the war in the midst of their loss are asking the question whether these deaths were for nothing…

    5. Salvation of Israel

      We have entered the month of Elul which is traditionally a time of preparation and reflection for Israel leading to Rosh Hashannah/Feast of Trumpets. In the aftermath of the war, this is also a perfect time to ask the Lord to reveal Himself to His people…

    6. Israel Defense Force

      With a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict the armed forces need to be careful not to drop their guard. There have been some incidents in the North and firing over the borders with Lebanon and Syria. On the Syrian border a group of UN peacekeeping troops have been captured by one of the warring groups in Syria…

    7. Hamas/Islamic State

      Even when faced with the horrors caused by the Islamic State ruthlessly executing those who stand in their way, much of the world refuses to see how Israel is up against the same spirit of militant Islam in Hamas, preferring to eqate the sufferings of the Yazidis in Iraq with the sufferings of the civilian population of Gaza! We may at least expect the Church to do better than this…

    8. Aliyah

      Aliyah is increasing. Despite the trials Israel is going through, more Jewish people are coming home. It is typical to hear many different languages being spoken on the streets and in the supermarkets of Israel's towns and cities. In part this is because anti-Semitism is dramatically on the rise in the nations of the world. The hunters are being released (Jeremiah 16:16)…

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.