Day 10: Pray for the Spiritual Revival of the Jewish People and the Nations

As we conclude our 10 Days of Global Prayer for Israel, today we focus on praying for the spiritual revival of the Jewish people and the nations. Our prayer is for the fresh mercies of God to be poured out upon Israel and, ultimately, upon all nations. This revival is essential for fulfilling God’s redemptive plan and bringing His kingdom to earth.

Related Scriptures

  • Romans 10:1: “Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.”
  • Romans 11:28-32: “As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.”
  • Ezekiel 36:24-28: “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.'”
  • Ezekiel 37:14: “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.”
  • Ezekiel 39:29: “I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
  • Romans 11:12: “But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!”
  • Habakkuk 2:14: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
  • Joel 2:23-24: “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.”
  • Joel 2:28-29: “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
  • Zechariah 12:10: “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
  • Isaiah 44:3-4: “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.”
  • Isaiah 59:20-21: “The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins, declares the Lord. ‘As for me, this is my covenant with them,’ says the Lord. ‘My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,’ says the Lord.”
  • Jeremiah 31:31-34: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, declares the Lord. This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
  • Jeremiah 33:8-9: “I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.”
  • Hosea 14:4-7: “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots; his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain, they will blossom like the vine—Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon.”
  • Zephaniah 3:17-20: “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. I will remove from you all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals, which is a burden and reproach for you. At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they have suffered shame. At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes, says the Lord.”

The Bible is rich with promises of revival, renewal, and restoration for both Israel and the nations. Romans 10:1 expresses Paul’s heartfelt desire and prayer for the salvation of the Israelites. His plea is echoed in Romans 11:28-32, where Paul highlights the irrevocable nature of God’s gifts and calling upon Israel. Despite their current state, God’s mercy is promised to all.

Ezekiel’s prophetic visions offer profound insights into this spiritual revival. In Ezekiel 36:24-28, God promises to gather Israel from the nations, cleanse them, give them a new heart and spirit, and restore them to their land. This promise of physical and spiritual restoration is further emphasised in Ezekiel 37:14 and Ezekiel 39:29, where God vows to put His Spirit in His people, ensuring they live and thrive in their own land.

Joel 2:28-29 speaks of an outpouring of God’s Spirit on all people, leading to widespread prophecy, dreams, and visions. This prophecy underscores the inclusiveness of God’s revival, extending beyond Israel to all nations. Zechariah 12:10 foretells a time when God will pour out a spirit of grace and supplication on the house of David, leading to a heartfelt recognition of the Messiah.

Isaiah 44:3-4 and Isaiah 59:20-21 promise the outpouring of God’s Spirit and blessings on Israel’s descendants, ensuring their spiritual prosperity and ongoing relationship with God. Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Jeremiah 33:8-9 reveal God’s plan to establish a new covenant with Israel, characterised by internal transformation, forgiveness, and national restoration.

Hosea 14:4-7 captures God’s commitment to healing and loving Israel, leading to their flourishing and renown. Similarly, Zephaniah 3:17-20 depicts God’s joyful restoration of Israel, promising protection, honour, and praise among the nations.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the fresh mercies of God to be poured out upon the Jewish people and ultimately upon all nations (Romans 10:1, Romans 11:28-32).
  • Pray for the physical and spiritual restoration of Israel, that God would gather His people from all nations and give them a new heart and spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28, Ezekiel 37:14, Ezekiel 39:29).
  • Pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, leading to widespread prophecy, dreams, and visions among all people (Joel 2:28-29).
  • Pray for the recognition of Jesus as the Messiah among the Jewish people, leading to national repentance and salvation (Zechariah 12:10, Romans 11:12).
  • Pray for the fulfilment of God’s promise to pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground, symbolising spiritual revival (Isaiah 44:3-4).
  • Pray for the establishment of a new covenant with Israel, characterised by internal transformation, forgiveness, and national restoration (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Jeremiah 33:8-9).
  • Pray for the healing and flourishing of Israel, that they may blossom and prosper under God’s care (Hosea 14:4-7).
  • Pray for the ultimate unity and reconciliation of all nations under God’s kingdom, as the earth is filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord (Habakkuk 2:14, Zephaniah 3:17-20).

Conclusion

As we close this 10-day journey of intercession, let us be reminded of the powerful promises of God for Israel and the nations. Our prayers for revival, restoration, and reconciliation are not in vain. They align with God’s eternal plan and His unwavering commitment to His people. May we continue to stand in prayer, faith, and love, anticipating the day when God’s glory fills the earth as the waters cover the sea.

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