Israel Prayer Teams
PO Box 111302
Carrollton, Texas 75006




Praying for Israel
by Donna Diorio

The prayer needs for Israel would appear obvious to many. However, there are several key areas for strategically targeted prayer on her behalf.

Israel’s controversial Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has been lying in a coma for weeks as Israeli governmental elections draw near. It was the opinion of many that God struck Sharon down as punishment for the evacuation of illegal Jewish settlements in Palestinian-dominated territories. However, Sharon’s newly organized political party still commands a powerful lead in the polls; no candidate has come close to Ehud Olmert’s standings.

Recently, the democratic electoral process brought the Hamas Terrorist Party to a position of significant influence, overthrowing 40 years of corruption at the hand of Palestinian rule. How will this new political environment affect the Palestinians, given Hamas’ commitment to the propagation of terror in the region and around the world? Did the Palestinians elect an administration dedicated to ending their oppression, or did they effectively empower additional years of misery? What will become of the remaining Palestinian Christians in the area? How can God move in this new reality?

Religious Zionist settlers are in defiance of the rule of law, and of the Israeli government’s dismantling of outposts within the contested regions most difficult to defend. As a result, violence is escalating. The split between religious zealots and the general population has created an instability Israel cannot afford. Do Christians understand the gravity of this situation and how it impacts and compromises Israel’s security?

Daily, Jewish Believers in Jesus are being persecuted in Israel by religious extremists. Prolonged, intense persecution has profoundly affected believing communities in the Negev Desert towns of Arad and Beer Sheva, for example.

No prayer need in Israel is more prioritized in the heart of God than prayer for the believers in Jesus. Hebrews 7: 25 says “those who draw near to God through Him,” Jesus is able to save “since He ever lives to make intercession for them.” Believers in Israel top His prayer list! Why? It is because it is His Body in Israel who carries the good news of a future and hope for all Israel.

Isaiah looked forward to our day and saw both the spiritual warfare and the victory of His Body in Israel in Isaiah 8:18, "Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given Me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of heaven’s armies."

Whenever we pray over Israel, let’s remember how Jesus prioritizes the believers in Israel in His own intercessions—that they would fulfill God’s calling to be with His Son for “signs and wonders in Israel.”

NEW! A Visitation of Jesus in Israel
If Jesus visited Israel today to encourage His people,
who would He make it His priority to see?

The answer might surprise you!
March 14, 2006

If you would like to learn more about the believers in Israel and how to pray in agreement for the prayer concerns they voice for their nation, please investigate our Prayers section:

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Positioning ourselves to pray in agreement with the Body of Messiah in Israel.

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Perspectives on:

New! Praying in One Accord
to Defeat the Territorial Spirits in Israel of "Fear" and Division

New! Prayer insights from Purim:
God is faithful when His people are not

How to pray for Israeli believing youth

How to pray for the persecuted communties of faith in Israel

How to pray in light of the Palestinian Election of Hamas
How to keep priorities straight in praying for Israel


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