Day 1: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and All of Israel

In response to the ongoing war in Israel and rising antisemitism worldwide, the Isaiah 62 Global Community (which our ministry is a part of) has called for 10 Days of Global Prayer for Israel from 19th to 28th May. These 10 days will bring believers together to intercede for peace, protection, and God’s purposes for Israel.

Israel is currently facing an existential threat, with Iran’s aggression, a 300% rise in global antisemitism since October 7, and calls for Islamic Jihad worldwide—all within living memory of the Holocaust. The greatest sin of the church during WWII was to remain silent. If there is ever a time, now is the time to rise up and lift our voices in prayer, now is the time to favour Zion (Psalm 102:13).

Last year, our ministry joined with 5 million Christians worldwide in the 21-Day “Isaiah 62 Fast” as a hub. Through daily prayers and virtual gatherings, we united in intercession for Israel, witnessing the power and impact of our collective prayers and encountering the heart of God for Israel. This fast culminated in 100 million believers praying for Israel on Pentecost, and prepared believers all over the earth to stand with Israel. Since then, we have launched The Watchman Hub, a closed community dedicated to training watchman prophets and intercessors. Throughout last summer, we sensed an impending shaking beginning in Autumn, which was tragically realised on October 7 when Hamas invaded Israel, slaughtered Israeli Jews (men, women and children) and took 200+ in hostage.

This year, we are doing it again from May 19 to 28. This initiative is hosted on the Isaiah62Fast.com website, where you can find detailed prayer points and resources (please note that this is not a Frank Sui Ministries site). Each day will have a different prayer focus, which all participants globally will follow. In addition, I will be putting out blog posts and resources related these prayer points.

Day 1: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and All of Israel

Today, on Day 1, we will be praying specifically for peace in Jerusalem and all of Israel. With the ongoing conflict, it is crucial to intercede for the cessation of war, the safety of all residents, and the restoration of peace in the hearts of the people.

Related Scriptures

  • Psalms 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure.”
  • Isaiah 40:1-2: “Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her guilt has been removed, That she has received of the Lord’s hand Double for all her sins.”
  • Isaiah 62:1: “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning.”
  • Psalm 46:8-9: “Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has wrought desolations in the earth. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.”
  • Psalm 125:2: “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore.”
  • Jeremiah 31:10: “Hear the word of the Lord, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’”

The concept of peace in the Bible, especially in relation to Jerusalem, is deeply rooted in God’s covenant with His people and His overarching plan for salvation and restoration. In Hebrew, the word for peace is “shalom,” which signifies much more than the absence of conflict; it denotes completeness, welfare, harmony, and most of all, the presence of God. When we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we are asking for God’s presence to be established in the city and for His fullness to permeate the city and its people, encompassing safety, prosperity, and spiritual well-being.

Jerusalem holds a unique place in God’s heart. It is the city where God chose to place His name and establish His Throne. Jesus will one day return to this city to rule the nations with justice and righteousness. The manifest glory of God will be established here and extend to the ends of the earth, bringing healing to the whole earth and its environment. This will be a time when all wars cease, and the fullness of peace is established. God desires to fill the earth with His beauty, and it starts in Jerusalem. Psalms 122:6 calls us to pray for the city’s peace, promising security to those who love it because it is the presence of God that brings safety.

The battle and controversy surrounding Jerusalem and Israel is ultimately a spiritual battle against the establishing of the presence of God. Satan does not want God to set up His throne in Jerusalem because when that happens, he will be bound for 1,000 years, and justice will come to the nations. Moreover, Satan seeks to destroy the Jewish people because their welcome of the Messiah is a prerequisite for His return (Matthew 23:39). When we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we are coming into alignment with His ultimate victory over evil.

Isaiah 40:1-2 calls us to speak tenderly to Jerusalem in a time of trouble and proclaim to her that her warfare has ended. Despite sufferings, God has plans for Israel’s restoration and peace. This passage reminds us of God’s desire to see Jerusalem comforted and redeemed. Isaiah 62:1 emphasises the importance of persistent intercession. It calls us to continually pray for Jerusalem until its righteousness shines brightly and its salvation becomes evident to all.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for an immediate end to the conflict and for peace to be restored in Israel (Psalm 46:8-9).
  • Pray for the protection of all who live in Israel, ensuring their safety amidst the turmoil (Psalm 122:6; Psalm 125:2).
  • Intercede for the safe return of all remaining hostages, and for their families in pain (Isaiah 40:1-2; Isaiah 61:1-3).
  • Pray that people in Israel, despite the war, will experience peace in their hearts (Philippians 4:7).
  • Pray for love to permeate through the land, overcoming hatred and division (John 13:34).
  • Pray that Messianic believers in Israel experience God’s love and peace and become conduits of peace to the nation (Romans 15:13).
  • Pray for God’s protection over Israel, that they may live in safety (Jeremiah 31:10).

Conclusion

Let us stand together in prayer for Jerusalem and all of Israel, trusting that our intercession can bring about divine intervention and lasting peace.

We will be holding our own public virtual prayer meetings on Wednesday 22nd, Friday 24th, and Monday 27th. Details will be emailed. If you want to join, please sign up for our email list using the form below.

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning.” (Isaiah 62:1)

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