Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily:
be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
– Psalm 31 v 2
UPDATE (November 23, 2012):
If you joined us to pray for Israel… there is good news.
When we sent out that URGENT call to prayer we said 2 critical things:
Critical Thing #1:
When you get busy with the things near and dear to the heart of our God, HE will also get busy removing the hidden barriers and obstacles of your life.
Sister Eunice, one of the prayer eagles who is participating, says:
“Its unbelievable how God starts to open doors, release His peace, realign things in one’s life as soon as you take praying for Israel seriously as a daily burden. I am so blessed and honored to be part of this.”
Critical Thing #2:
At the bottom of the original post (see below) there was a little PS and it said:
“If we keep up this prayer for the next 7 days, this issue will be resolved temporarily.
For this to be permanently resolved, it will require something else entirely.”
Praise the LORD.
On the 4th day of the conflict, they called a ceasefire.
You can watch a video of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announcing the ceasefire:
And the ceasefire appears to be holding as I write this.
ELISHA’S NOTE: To all those who heeded the call to prayer:
Here’s a question for you:
I want to know… did you join us to pray for peace in Israel?
If you did, congratulations.
If not, you can still do so, starting today.
For the Bible says:
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.
As you have prayed for the peace of Jerusalem, I now pray that the LORD Himself will arise and disgrace all your invisible Pharaohs, Herods and Goliaths before the end of this year in Jesus’ name.
Please keep on praying… for healing and divine restoration for all those affected.
You can still see our original post calling for prayers below…
(Do spend a few moments and read the comments to see how believers from around the world actually prayed).
Be An Overcomer!
—————— SEE ORIGINAL POST BELOW ———————————–
It was Monday, Nov 12, 2012.
A prayer warrior (in the 24-hour blog)
fell asleep on her sitting room couch.
All of a sudden she had a dream.
A very vivid dream.
And it had to do with the Middle East.
I fell asleep on the couch of my sitting room on Monday the 12th of November and I had a dream of trouble in the Middle East.
It was very vivid and Israel had ‘looked for trouble’ so to speak, attacking a neighboring Arab country. Other Arab countries now joined the battle.
Somehow, the U.S and U.K were reluctantly drawn in to this conflict; there were helicopters flying low and hovercrafts in the water.
We were all affected somehow. When I woke up about an hour later I prayed about this dream.
On Wednesday the 14th of November, I heard that Israel had killed the Hamas leader Ahmed al-Jabari which has lead to escalating violence on both sides.
Talks are being held by the Arab league and they are thinking about intervening for the first time. Let’s pray fervently for peace in the Middle East. Peace in the rest of the world largely depends on it.
Remain vigilant, spiritually and physically and remain blessed.”
- Sister N., United Kingdom
Psalm 122 v 6 tells us:
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.
Every believer has a duty to stand in the gap and lift up prayer for Israel at this difficult moment.
Surrounded by a multitude of enemies round about, who have never hidden their desire to wipe out this tiny nation of less than 5 million people, Israel is at a great physical disadvantage.
But as a nation under COVENANT it has a spiritual covering that her enemies cannot even begin to fathom.
In this particular conflict, even though both sides may well share some blame for the escalation of violence, no one in their right minds would deny Israel’s right to defend herself, her citizens and all that she stands for.
In spite of the reporting in the media, which tend to be one-sided, Israel appears to have gone to great length in exercising restraint, waiting until over 760 rockets had been fired into its territory before launching a counter attack.
What’s Going On Here?
When you look closely in the Scripture, you will begin to get a sense of what’s going on here—
Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob;
But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.
Rather you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have wearied Me with your iniquities.
I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions
for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
- Isa. 43:22,24b, 25
Besides forgiving their sins, the LORD has promised to go even further:
But you, Israel, My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
Descendant of Abraham My friend,
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its remotest parts
And said to you, ‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and not rejected you.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
“Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored;
Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
“You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them,
Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
“For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand,
Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
- Isa 41:8-13
Clearly, the God who created the heavens and the earth has Israel’s back.
It is left for you and me to call upon HIM on the behalf of Israel, in this time of crisis.
So How Am I Praying for Israel?
Based on the Scriptures I’ve shared above, my prayer is that –
- The LORD will forgive Israel her sins and transgressions
- He will remember His covenant promises and arise to her help.
- The LORD will comfort those that have lost their loved ones in this conflict.
- In the midst of this crisis, the hearts of the people will be turned back to God.
- Those that have gathered against Israel should be scattered unto desolation
- Those that are incensed against Israel will be ashamed and confounded
- The LORD will command deliverance for Israel; and shame and confusion to her enemies.
- Let peace be restored to Israel in particular, and to the region in general, in Jesus’ mighty name.
(Note: this small sample is culled from the Scriptures above – more will be posted on the 24-hour blog shortly).
Here’s one of these prayers in bullet format:
“O God arise and deliver your people Israel from the hands
of their enemies in the mighty name of Jesus.”
For those who are new here, this kind of prayer should be prayed with a holy cry unto the LORD.
You rise up like a warrior, with your hands lifted up to heaven, and shout it out with fire and power… over and over again.
Another translation of Psalm 122 v 6 that we read above says:
“Pray fervently for the Shalom of Jerusalem. They that love you will have security.”
The word Shalom may be translated “peace” in your Bible.
But the Hebrew meaning goes way beyond that.
According to one commentary:
“Shalom is not just the absence of conflict. It also means no good thing will be withheld. So there is sufficient food and every other material need. No sickness, no abuse, no stress.”
Now is the time for you as a believer to arise and pray FERVENTLY for the Shalom of Jerusalem.
For a moment let us all leave our problems behind and heed this global call to prayer …
… for the Shalom of Israel.
(As far as God is concerned, this could be the most important prayer you pray this year).
As you do this, the LORD Himself will ensure that Shalom, healing and restoration will BECOME your portion this year in Jesus’ precious name.
This Prayer Cannot Wait…
It would require a minimum of 15 minutes of your precious time… daily.
Of course if you can see things through the eyes of the Spirit for a moment, you will gladly devote even 1 hour to this prayer.
It is that important. .. and urgent.
As you pray, you will “see” the LORD arise on the behalf of Israel in the days ahead.
This is a prayer of faith.
It is also a prayer of agreement.
I am sending it to tens of thousands in over a hundred countries.
I’ll encourage you to be part of this global call to prayer, and join the army of undercover prayer eagles … crying out to the Lord … in agreement at the same time. Especially at the midnight hour.
NOTE: As I’ve pointed out previously on this blog God can very well do His work without any of us.
You are reading this because HE wants you to be a partaker of the blessings that HE is about to pour out on those who are willing and obedient.
“If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land: But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.” – Isa 1:19-20
Say this: the enemy will not talk me out of my portion in Jesus’ name.
When you get busy with the things near and dear to the heart of our God, HE also gets busy removing the hidden barriers and obstacles of your life.
Friend, this is the WAY to touch heaven and provoke divine intervention in the season we’re in today.
You can either opt in or opt out. The choice is yours.
“He who is not with Me is against Me;
and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” – Matt.12:30.
It is time to pray!
Be An Overcomer!
PS: If we keep up this prayer for the next 7 days, this issue will be resolved temporarily. For this to be permanently resolved, it will require something else entirely.
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