Prayer for Israel
While in Israel, several members of our prayer team had the opportunity to meet a young pastor named Steven Khoury. Since our meeting in Jerusalem, Pastor Steven has been in the Atlanta area, which afforded me the opportunity to meet with him. Following that meeting, I have communicated via email and phone with him several times. Pastor Steven stated multiple times that prayer is the most urgent need in Israel. I have committed to pray for his ministry. I ask our friends and church family to join me in praying the following scriptures for his ministry:
1. For the Gospel to go forth in Israel as Christ directed His disciples in Matthew 10:6-8.
2. For empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Pray Matthew 10:20 and Acts 1:8
3. For wisdom & understanding. Pray Colossians 1:9-14
4. For ministry needs to be met. Pray Philippians 4:19
Please see www.holylandmissions.org for further information about his work.
UPDATED PRAYER FOCUS FOR ISRAEL! (02 24 2012)
1. Declare to the enemy that God's purposes for Israel will be completely fulfilled and He will be glorified. Speak forth Psalm 33:10-11, "The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations."
2. Pray for Israel's relationship with the nations that bless Israel, and may those nations recognize and support God's purposes for Israel. Also pray for wisdom and guidance for leaders of Israel & US. See scripture references in Genesis 12:3 and Proverbs 21:1. During the week of March 5th, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Perez of Israel will be in Washington, DC to meet with President Obama on the topic of Iran.
3. Pray for salvation for all the people of Israel!
4. Pray that in the midst of pressures the people in the Middle East will turn and cry out to God.
5. Pray for the Holy Spirit to intervene on behalf of the persecuted Christians around the world. See Psalm 17:7-9
As we pray for the nation of Israel sometimes it helps to have current information as part of our prayer and intercession. Below we have provided a list of sites for additional resources, enabling us to pray with unity, purpose and clarity (Simply click on each to access site).
We hope you find these resources helpful.
We are currently planning classes and networking opportunities in the coming months for our friends and members of Kilough. Our desire is to educate and empower all who have a special gifting and interest for Israel. BE WATCHING FOR DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION for these gatherings.
Director of Ministries to Israel
Kilough, Church by the Lake