Prayer for Zechariah

Choose Chapter

Heavenly Father, what a warning to all Your children to listen to Your voice, obey Your word, eschew evil and walk in the way of truth, throughout our Christian life.  Thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the foolish mistakes that Israel made, when they refuse to heed Your word, obey Your instructions and fell into pagan ways and spiritual apostasy. Thank You that even though they broke the covenant they made at Sinai, You have remained faithful to all the conditional and unconditional promises You gave them, and thank You for the assurance that You will also keep Your promises to the Church – for You are the same yesterday, today and forever. May I pay heed to Your voice, obey Your word, walk by faith and be guided by the indwelling Holy Spirit of truth, for Your greater praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.”
(Zechariah 1:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 1:2

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the encouragement that I get from the Word of God, which is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. Thank You that I am equipped to carry out Your work in my life, not through my own might or my own cleverness or intelligence – but through Your Spirit Who lives in me. Thank You in Jesus name – AMEN.

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
(Zechariah 4:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 4:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, my wonderful Saviour. Thank You that He was prepared before the foundation of the world to be slain for my sins and for the sins the whole world. Thank You that Your Word of truth wrote history in advance, so that we would know that Jesus is the Son of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.. and thank You that one day the nation of Israel will once again shout our in tearful praise and joyful thanks: blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! AMEN.

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
(Zechariah 9:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 9:9

Heavenly Father, what a gracious Saviour and good Shepherd You are, to both Israel and to the Church. Thank You for this peep into the future and the knowledge.. that despite all the terrible things that are to take place, during the time of Jacob's trouble - You remain faithful to Your people, and will restore to them the inheritance, that You promised to Abraham and his seed, forever. We pray that while it is still 'today', many people, both Jew and gentile, would come to a saving knowledge of Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.”
(Zechariah 11:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 11:17

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your amazing grace. Thank You that You did not cut off Your people Israel, and thank You that Your promises are still YES and AMEN in Jesus Christ. Thank You that You are a covenant keeping God, and we praise You for Your goodness and grace towards the children of men. We pray for the nation of Israel, that many will come to know the Lord Jesus as their God and Messiah, and become part of the one new man in Christ. But we also pray that Your will be done, in the coming time of Jacob's trouble - that glorious day, when Your chosen people, will recognise Jesus as Lord, and they cry out with one voice: blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord, in whose name we pray, AMEN.

“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
(Zechariah 12:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 12:10

Heavenly Father, thank You that You have written the end before the beginning so that we understand what has been... and what is going to happen when You return to save Your people Israel and set up Your eternal kingdom of heaven - on earth. Thank You for the many Jewish men and women who have already recognised You as their Saviour and have become a member of the Church - which is Christ's Body. We pray for those that will have to face the terrible Time of Jacob's Trouble and ask that - "Your will be done - on earth as it is in heaven - Your will be done for the nation of Israel and Your will be done in my life and the lives of all Your people. We pray that Your plans and purposes will be carried out for Your greater praise and glory - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”
(Zechariah 13:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 13:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for the mercy and grace You have shown to Adam's fallen race and for Your wonderful plan of salvation through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Your dear Son. We lift up the nation of Israel, who are still blinded in part to the truth of the glorious gospel of grace, and yet in Your mercy You have not cut off Your people but have promised to draw them back to Yourself, during the Time of Jacob's Trouble. Thank You that evil will be punished and we pray that many would come to repentance, through faith in Christ. Thank You that You have told us the end from the beginning, and that the time is coming when the Body of Christ will accompany the Lord Jesus in the clouds of glory, when He comes to set up His eternal kingdom on earth - thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.”
(Zechariah 14:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 14:2

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. How we praise You Lord for loving us so much that You became man, so that by death You would destroy death and give all who believe in You life, eternal life - and life more abundantly. Draw many we pray into Your kingdom today, for You alone are worthy of our praise and worship, for ever and ever.. AMEN.

“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.”
(Zechariah 14:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 14:9

Heavenly Father, thank You that You loved the world so much that You purposed to save Your people, both Jew and Gentiles from their sins - so that all who believe in You would not perish but enter into that glorious relationship when as Immanuel - You tabernacle forever with Your people. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”
(Zechariah 14:16)
Source: Verse of the day for Zechariah 14:16