Loving Father, I lift up the Jewish people and the nation of Israel to You in prayer, and pray for Your grace and protection to overshadow them as a people and as a nation. Lord, they are Your chosen people and the apple of Your eye, and yet there is an increasing drumbeat from the nations of the world to drive them in to the sea, that the name of Israel may be no more. Yet You have promised to make Israel into a great nation so that they are as numerous as the sand on the sea-shore and the stars in the heavens.
Guard and protect the nation of Israel, I pray. Give wisdom to their leaders, and guide them in the decisions they have to make in an increasingly hostile world. Protect them I pray, with Your mighty arm, and set a hedge of protection around their homes and cities, their families and their little ones.
I pray that You would thwart the evil plans and practices of their enemies, and prepare them for that terrible time of Jacob’s trouble, when Jerusalem becomes a burdensome stone for all nations and when the entire world turns upon the little nation of Israel.
Thank You, Father, that You know the end from the beginning. I pray that many would come to trust You as their Lord and Saviour, so that as a nation they will call on the Name of the Lord and return to the God of their Salvation. In Jesus' name,