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. October 2014

  2. October 31st, 2014
    1. I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
      From whence comes my help?
      My help comes from the Lord,
      Who made heaven and earth.

      He will not allow your foot to be moved;
      He who keeps you will not slumber.
      Behold, He who keeps Israel
      Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

      The Lord is your keeper;
      The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
      The sun shall not strike you by day,
      Nor the moon by night.

      The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
      He shall preserve your soul.
      The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
      From this time forth, and even forevermore.

      Psalm 121
    2. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu

      In an article in "The Atlantic" this week, a senior member of the Obama administration in the USA is quoted calling Netanyahu a coward. This publication is widely accepted as an unofficial mouthpiece for the White House. In the light of this week's Torah reading which includes I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. (Genesis 12:3) this curse upon Israel's Prime Minister spells danger for the United States. In contrast, we want to bless Benyamin Netanyahu…

    3. Israel - US Relationship

      In a speech this week President Reuven Rivlin addressed the supposed crisis in the relationship with the USA: "Three principles bind Israel's foreign policy - US ties, US ties, US ties." This is not, however, a Biblical ideal, though it does follow a Biblical pattern where Israel sought help and support throughout history from Egypt and other nations. Israel needs to be weaned off its dependence upon the US. God has brought Israel back to the land to depend upon Him alone! (Ezekiel 36:24-28)…

    4. Coalition Government

      The Israeli government continues to be shaky. Leaders of the coalition parties are not maintaining the discipline of shared responsibility and are quick to criticize Netanyahu rather than support him. There is much talk, including talk of going for early elections (elections are not due until 2017). Election campaigns tend to make politicians take their eyes off the real matters of the nation and the world around them while they focus on getting re-elected. Ultimately, setting the date is the decision of the Prime Minister…

    5. Jerusalem

      This week an attempted assassination has led to more rioting in certain neighborhoods of the city. The recent violence has been termed the "Children's Intifada", because of the number of children and youth involved on the front lines of rioting, throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and firecrackers. This is a clear tactic to create world headlines of how Israel is targeting children. This violence needs to be brought to an end using both strength and wisdom…

    6. Day of Rage

      Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas added fuel to the flames with his description of Israel's closure of the Temple Mount on Thursday as a "declaration of war". His Fatah Party (which the world considers Israel's 'Partner for Peace' in negotiations) has called for a 'Day of Rage' over this issue…

    7. Building in Jerusalem

      With horrors being committed around the world, thousands killed in wars and acts of genocide, etc. the world continues to be outraged when Israel announces plans to build homes in Jerusalem its capital city. This week approval was given for 1000 more housing units. Two years ago the Levy Report found that building settlements in Judea and Samaria is legal. The government has yet to adopt these findings as official policy…

    8. Christ at the Checkpoint Conferences

      These conferences which have taken place three times in Bethlehem over recent years are an attempt to undermine Christian Zionism, blame everything on Israel and turn the Church towards a Palestinian agenda. The next conference would be due in 2016…

    9. Rain

      We woke up this morning to a few showers of rain. There is some more forecast but only for a few days. We need to petition the Lord to transform this into rain which will soak the land. Maybe He wants to use this to bring calm to Jerusalem!…

    10. American Congressional Elections

      This Tuesday 4th November is Election Day in the US. We feel that if Obama gets his way, he will so lead America into a place of opposition to Israel that this will bring a greater measure of God's judgment and will also affect the rest of the world. Congress is the only check or balance to Obama, so the elections are an opportunity for God to turn America around from the direction she is apparently going…

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.