May 2, 2024, National Day of Prayer at Madison, CT

Prayer for Israel

Administrative Deaconess Patricia L. Scalzo

 

O God, our Heavenly Father, we come before You today to pray for Your nation Israel and for its inhabitants—the Jewish people. Who You called out so long ago to be Your own special people. You anointed their leaders and prophets to set down Your Holy Word and they are the nation through whom You sent the Messiah—the Lord Jesus our salvation. And as a result, all the nations of the earth have been blessed.

Today, there is a horrific and demonic attack, ongoing, against the nation of Israel and against the Jewish people throughout this world. What we are seeing in America on our university campuses and in the streets of our cities would have been unthinkable when I was a child. The memories of the Holocaust were still fresh in the minds of every adult, the phrase “Never Again” deep with meaning. And now, to see so many in our younger generations and around the world so blinded with hate.

We witnessed the barbaric attacks on October 7th in Israel that brutalized men, women, families, young children and the elderly, in ways the civilized world didn’t realize would still be carried out. It brings us to tears, and we know, O God, it brings great sorrow to You to see Abraham’s descendants treated this way. And so, we pray for protection for the Jewish people.  That You would wake up their Christian brethren to stand with them. For Your protection of the nation of Israel—to be their shield and buckler. That Your mighty holy angels would deliver them. That You would give their leadership courage and wisdom. That You would move our nation’s leaders to never abandon them and to treat them with favor. For as Your Word clearly states, You will bless those who bless Abraham’s descendants and curse those who curse them. We pray for all who are still being held hostage by Hamas including Keith Siegel, who has connections to the congregation of Temple Beth Tikvah, here in Madison. Supernaturally protect them, minister to them, keep their health strong, and we pray for their quick release.  We pray for victory. And for peace to be restored to Israel. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

And with the authority we have as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, to speak light into the darkness, to truly set God’s people free. Amen.