Blessing Israel and praying for Israel are two things many Christians are keen to do, but often aren’t sure how. Here we give you 25 insights into different aspects of Israel and the Jewish people that will help you become better informed, and how to pray!
Praying for salvation
The best way to bless Israel is with Jesus! The most important thing to pray for Israel is that more and more people would get to know the Messiah as their Lord and Savior. Learn more about the barriers to belief and the challenges of evangelism in Israel so you can pray effectively:
- WHY DON’T MANY JEWISH PEOPLE ACCEPT JESUS AS MESSIAH?
- SHOCKING TRUTHS ABOUT SHARING THE GOSPEL IN ISRAEL
- THE PSYCHOLOGICAL POWER OF TRADITION OVER THE JEWISH PEOPLE (IN REJECTING JESUS)
- OUR OUTREACH IN ISRAEL
- SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH JEWISH FRIENDS
Praying for protection
Although there have been great steps forward for peace, there are continual calls for Israel’s annihilation. Israel’s army, the IDF, works hard to protect the country from the constant threats but the truth is that it’s ultimately God who keeps us safe from harm. A great way to bless Israel is to pray for Israel’s enemies! Whether it’s terrorists driven by extremism or confused Christians who believe that Israel should not exist, there are many people who have an axe to grind. But Jesus died for everyone and it’s such a powerful thing when people who used to hate Israel have such an encounter with God that they do a complete about turn. The following articles will give a little more insight into how to pray and how much your prayers matter.
- PROVIDENCE: AMAZING STORIES OF HOW GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL
- HOW TO PRAY FOR OUR SOLDIERS MINISTRY
- WHY IS ISRAEL RELUCTANT TO AGREE TO A TWO STATE SOLUTION?
- IS JEWISH POSSESSION OF ISRAEL CONDITIONAL ON THEIR GOOD BEHAVIOR?
- CARING FOR ISRAEL’S ENEMIES
Praying for the diverse population of Israel
Israel is a unique country, but God repeatedly promises that ALL Israel will be saved! There are Jewish people from all around the globe who have moved to Israel – not just from Europe and the Americas but approximately a million from the former USSR, joining Jews from all around the Middle East and Africa. There are also two million gentile Arabic speakers: Armenians, Maronites, Bedouins, Druze and Arabs from the land and around the Middle East. God knows each one.
- INGATHERING: THE JEWISH PEOPLE RETURN TO THE LAND
- ETHIOPIAN JEWS IN ISRAEL
- THE DRUZE: KEY PEOPLE IN ISRAEL
- ARABIC SPEAKERS IN ISRAEL
- WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE JEWISH?
A third of all Israeli children suffer from poverty (Israel ranks 4th in child poverty in the developed world). One in four Holocaust survivors suffer from poverty, facing the weekly decision of whether to buy food or to buy necessary medicine. Human trafficking is rife, and the International Narcotics Control Board lists Israel among the “countries that are major manufacturers, exporters, importers and users of narcotic drugs.” Israel is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to abortions, with 55 babies being killed every day – and our government is the one subsidizing it.
- RESPONDING TO ABORTION AND POVERTY
- ISRAEL’S SEX INDUSTRY
- TERROR ATTACKS IN ISRAEL
- THE EFFECT OF COVID ON ISRAELI FAMILIES
- CHRISTIANS BLIND TO ISRAEL’S PROBLEMS
Other helpful articles when praying for Israel
Here’s a selection of articles to help you pray – whether it’s on the subject of prayer itself, or guidance when praying for Israel, we hope you find these useful and encouraging!
- HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM?
- THE GOD WHO GOES THROUGH WALLS: PRAYER IS A VIP PASS
- PRAYING LIKE DANIEL PRAYED (IN LINE WITH BIBLICAL PROPHECY)
- WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ISRAEL?
- 2 PRIORITIES WHEN PRAYING FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
- GOD REMEMBERS HIS PROMISES – BUT ASKS FOR REMINDERS!
For further information, check out these books!
READING MOSES, SEEING JESUS: HOW THE TORAH FULFILLS ITS GOAL IN YESHUA
REFUTING RABBINIC OBJECTIONS TO CHRISTIANITY & MESSIANIC PROPHECIES
A HANDBOOK ON THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH PAPERBACK BOOK