Heavenly Father, I marvel at the wonderful way that You have kept a faithful watch over Your people Israel and returned many back to their land, despite their continuing unbelief and spiritual poverty. It is wonderful to see the way You have guarded them through centuries of time and to know that a day is coming when they will not only be physically restored to their promised land and permenantly settled, there but will be spiritually enlivened by faith in Christ, and have their New Covenant fully ratified, when Jesus is crowned as King and hailed as Lord. Thank You that I too have been made spiritually alive, by faith in Christ and am a minister of the new and better covenant that was cut at Calvary. Thank You that Your promises to both Israel and the Church are "yes" and "amen", in Christ Jesus, my Lord - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is amazing to realise that for thousands of years the nation of Israel has been like a valley of dried-up bones.. dead in their sin, estranged from You and scattered throughout the world in unbelief. But it is equally wonderful that You have never faltered on Your plans and purposes for Your chosen people and that the day is coming when the whole house of Israel will repent of their sin, return to You, call on the name of the Lord Jesus and be saved. Continue to protect and care for Your people who are still living in unbelief and we bless the day when You pour out Your Spirit on all flesh, take away their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Hasten the time we pray, when Your name will be glorified throughout the world and lifted high by the whole house of Israel - this we pray in Jesus' name. AMEN.