In Support of Israel
We have received reports from several news sources inside Israel. This one is from Joel Rosenberg (author and Middle East expert):
Washington, D.C., July 8, 2014 – The security situation in southern Israel is deteriorating rapidly. We need to be praying without ceasing.
Last month, Palestinian extremists kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenage boys. Then, a few days ago, Jewish extremists kidnapped and murdered an Arab teenage boy, apparently burning him alive. Meanwhile, Palestinian extremists in Gaza began firing rockets at Jewish and Arab civilians in southern Israel. More than 220 rockets have been fired at Israel by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza since July 1st. Then in just 24 hours, over 130 rockets were fired at Israel, including Tel Aviv.
At one point, they were coming in at about one per minute, (fortunately, Israel’s “Iron Dome” system is shooting down many of them.) The Israeli Air Force is striking Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, and this morning Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government authorized “Operative Protective Edge” to ratchet up attacks on the terrorists in Gaza. The IDF is calling up 40,000 reservists for a possible massive ground invasion of Gaza.
• Pray for the Lord to restore calm on the Israeli/Gaza border.
• Pray for Palestinian leaders and security forces to move decisively to arrest those committing these war crimes, firing at innocent civilians.
• Pray for Israeli leaders to have wisdom to know how best to protect their citizens (hopefully an invasion of Gaza won’t be needed).
• Pray for safety for Israelis and Palestinians caught in the crossfire.
• Pray for the Lord to comfort people on both sides, reveal His Word to them, and draw them to Himself.
Posted by Ruth Schofield, Embassy for World Peace, Washington, D.C. http://www.embassyforworldpeace.org
This is what we are praying in Washington, DC:
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. –Psalm 125:2
Psalm 35: A Prayer for Divine Intervention
1 [O Lord,] Plead our cause with those who strive to destroy us;
Fight against those who fight against us.
2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for our help.
3 Also draw out the spear, and stop those who pursue us.
Let the people say, “[The Lord] is our salvation.”
4 Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
who seek to destroy our Godly heritage and sovereignty.
Let those be turned back and brought to confusion
Who plot this nation’s destruction.
5 Let them be like chaff before the wind,
And let the angel of the Lord chase them.
6 Let their way be dark and slippery,
And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.
7 For without cause they have hidden their net for us in a pit,
Which they have dug without cause for our destruction.
8 Let destruction come upon our enemies unexpectedly,
And let the net that they have hidden for us, catch them;
Into that very destruction let them fall.
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