Monday, March 12, 2012

PRAYER FOR ISRAEL: TIME OF TROUBLE

Benjamin Netanyahu: "None of us can afford to wait much longer. As prime minister of Israel, I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation."

LORD, I pray that Your hand is upon Benjamin Netanyahu as he makes the decision regarding a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Order his steps LORD, that all Israel may know that You are their salvation, and that You are their strength in this time of trouble. (Psa 37:39)

May Your people, LORD, whom You have refined in the furnace of affliction, give You all the glory for the deliverance that is at hand. (Isa 48:10-11) May they receive Your mercy as You lead them by the streams of water. (Isa 49:10) May they know that You have graven them upon the palms of Your hands, and their walls are continually before You. (Isa 49:16) All Israel will know that You have loved them with an everlasting love, LORD, that You have gathered them, that You have ransomed them from the hand of the stronger enemy, and that You keep them as the Shepherd of the flock. When You reveal Yourself to them, LORD, they will flow to Your goodness and their soul will be as a watered garden. (Jer 31:3; 10-12) Yes, and may they understand that You will rejoice over them to do them good, and You will plant them in this land assuredly with Your whole heart and with Your whole soul. (Jer 32:41)

As the leaders of Israel call unto You, LORD, You will answer them and show them great and mighty things. (Jer 33:3) May they receive Your leading to the place and time You have prepared for Israel, when the Branch of righteousness will execute judgment and righteousness in the earth, when all Israel shall be saved and Jerusalem shall dwell safely. (Jer 33:15-16) Though the enemies of Israel come like a storm and like a cloud to cover the land, You will make Your holy name known in the midst of Israel and they will not taint Your holy name any more. The nations will all know that You are the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. (Eze 38:9; 39:7)

LORD God, Your name be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and might are Yours. You change times and seasons; You remove leaders and You set up leaders, You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to them that know understanding. (Dan 2:20-21) May all those who are in authority in Israel recognize Your prompting. May they all understand that You will establish Your kingdom, Lord, and You have made known in Your Word that it will stand forever. (Dan 2:44) In Jesus' name. Amen!

Psa 37:39; Isa 48:10-11; Isa 49:10,16; Jer 31:3; Jer 31:10-12; Jer 32:41; Jer 33:3; Jer 33:15-16; Eze 38:9; Eze 39:7; Dan 2:20-21; Dan 2:44.