Heavenly Father, we lift the people of Israel up to You in prayer, knowing that they are surrounded by many foes and enemies that seek to destroy their nation, so that the name of Israel is remembered no more. But Father we know that You have a plan and a purpose for Your ancient people, who will one day look on the Lord Jesus Christ, whom they have pierced and mourn over Him, when they come to the realisation that He was indeed their true Messiah.
Thank You Father that You have not finished with Your people Israel but have a wonderful future planned for them, which was promised to their forefather, Abraham. Thank You that You still have a mission for them to complete, and that You have promised to enable them to finish the work that You called them to do – to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God to the whole world, in the power of Your Holy Spirit and to the praise of Your holy name. Thank You for the precious promises that You have given to the nation of Israel – that through them all the families of the earth will be blessed.
Protect them we pray, in this increasingly hostile world. Guard and guide their leaders in the difficult decisions they have to make, and we pray that You will open their eyes to deeper understanding of Your wider plans and purposes for them - and for the whole world. Lord, we ask this in the name of Jesus Christ – Messiah and King of Israel and Saviour of the world,