[Note from Chuck: While many people are focused on the Russian-Ukrainian war, we at IFI are called to pray about current events as they relate to Israel. Also, as Russian President Putin is getting most of the world’s attention, this is a dangerous time as the enemy could take advantage and attack Israel. May each of us be found faithful to do what He has called us to do and not be taking on burdens that are not from Him for us.]

  1. Praise:This Shabbat’s Torah and prophetic portions continue to focus on God preparing a dwelling place among His people Israel – the tabernacle and the Temple respectively.
    • We bless You Lord Yeshua that as it was in the Scripture, You still anoint Your children today with wisdom to co-labor with You to build a Living Temple (Ex. 35:30-36:3Matt. 16:182 Cor. 6:16).
    • We thank You for reminding us that unless You build the house, we will labor in vain (Psa. 127:1).
    • We praise You for having chosen us to be part of Your Living Temple (1 Cor. 3:161 Pet. 2:5).
    • It is a blessing to know that each of us has a unique place in Your Body (1 Cor. 12:12-19).
    • We humbly confess that Your love for us is so much greater than our love for You (1 John 4:19).
    • What a wonder to recognize that in the Tanach [the Old Testament] Your mercies are always expressed in the plural (Gen. 32:10Neh. 9:19Psa. 25:651:1Isa. 54:755:3)
    • We praise You for still being a miracle-working God (Ex. 15:11Mal. 3:6Acts 2:2215:12).
    • Thank You Lord Yeshua, for never leaving us nor forsaking us, regardless of whether we sense Your presence or not (Matt. 28:20Luke 24:15-16Heb. 13:5-6).
    • We are so amazed that as we look back, we see how often You have led us in prayer (1 Cor. 14:15a).
    • Hallelujah! Regardless of what we see, or hear or read – our God reigns (Isa. 52:7Matt. 28:18)!
  2. Aliyah:Anti-Semitic attacks in the West are skyrocketing. The spirit of antisemitism is a major demonic principality that will not be defeated until the Lord returns, yet we see God using it for His prophetic purposes to shake up and to wake up His people who are very deeply entangled in exile.
    • Lord, let the Jews see that these anti-Semitic hunters are in part what You have released to chase Your beloved people back home to Israel (Jer. 16:16).
    • Yet draw as many of Your people back as possible – through Your covenant-love (Jer. 31:3).
    • Stop them from going anywhere other than to their God-given homeland (Jer. 30:310).
    • Pour out dreams and visions about aliyah upon Your people in the captivity (Isa. 44:3Joel 2:28).
    • Drain the West of their Jews, and relocate every one of them to Israel (Ezek. 34:11-1339:28).
    • Abba, do a quick work in loosening the Jews from the West as both in Jeremiah and Revelation, we see that when “Babylon” falls – it falls suddenly (Jer. 51:8Rev. 18:101719)!
    • Bring home many Jews from Ukraine and Russia, Iran, Ethiopia, Venezuela, and all other danger zones in today’s world (Isa. 43:5-7Ezek. 34:16).
    • Use Russian President Putin to scare the “exile” out of every Eastern European Jew (Jer. 50:4-5).
    • Prepare Israel’s current government to receive tens of thousands of Jews, and to be bold enough to settle them throughout Your land (Ezek. 36:8-12Obad. 1:19-20).
    • Open wide the gates in Israel to receive all Jews regardless of their traditions, observance, financial situation, skin color, non-Jewish spouse, etc. (Isa. 62:10).
    • Rid Israel of unnecessary bureaucracy and make it easier for Your people to make aliyah and receive their citizenship (Psa. 124:7).
    • Firmly root in the land all new immigrants who have returned in recent years (Amos 9:14-15).
    • Speak clearly to all Messianic Jews who remain in exile out of Psalm 137:4-6, and make a way for the redeemed of the Lord to return to Zion at this time (Isa. 35:1051:11).
    • As there the many prophecies of Your people’s return, we ask for a change in the default thinking of Messianic Jews from “I’ll remain in exile unless God tells me to go home” to a much more biblical mindset of “I will make aliyah, unless God tells me to remain in exile” (Psa. 107:2-3Zech. 8:7-8)
    • Speak to the hundreds of thousands of Israelis who live in the nations to return home (Jer. 51:5-10).
    • Lord Yeshua, we thank You for the Christian Zionists in the Church today, but many of them just do not see aliyah as a vital part in Your end time plans. Please change this quickly (Psa. 119:18).
    • Show Your Body what to do, say, pray and pay to help with the aliyah (Isa. 49:22Rom. 15:27).
  3. Government:There are reports of cracks opening in the current coalition government which could lead to its sudden downfall. If this is His will, God knows the timing and we continue to ask Him to oversee all that this government does and should not do – so that Israel will be blessed in line with His will, and in turn, He will be glorified (Psa. 115:1-3).
    • Lord God of Israel, we trust You to direct this government for as long as You desire it to remain, and then bring it to an end in Your timing and in Your way (Psa. 103:19Eccl. 3:1-3).
    • Hedge them in from doing anything that is not in Your will (Hos. 2:6).
    • Remove the dross from Israel’s political scene and promote righteous men and women (Isa. 1:25-26).
    • As the Ukraine-Russia conflict presents Israel with a very delicate diplomatic situation, we ask You to anoint Israel’s leaders to steer the nation through these dangerous rapids (Psa. 124:7-8).
    • Download Your wisdom and discernment to them and if necessary shut their mouths (Ex. 4:11).
    • Overshadow the heart of Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, especially at this time (Prov. 21:1).
    • Provide wise counselors and godly counsel for Israel’s leaders (Prov. 11:1415:22).
    • If either Bibi Netanyahu or Avigdor Liberman have wisdom in dealing with Russian President Putin, let them not be politically-correct, but speak honestly and clearly (Col. 4:6).
    • As Israel’s diplomats speak, open their mouths and speak through them (Ex. 4:14-15Psa. 81:10).
    • Show Israel’s leaders’ what is really happening in most Western nations and then to plan a way for Israel to not be dangerously tied to these nations that are themselves adrift (Isa. 30:1-3).
    • King of Israel, drive out all spirits of post-Zionism which are found in the courts of Your nation.
    • Lord, You heard the promise from Israel’s ruling politicians to provide 30,000 affordable housing units this year. Arise and help them to do that which they have said (Psa. 15:4Jam. 5:12).
    • Let these homes be in all areas of Your land – especially in Judea and Samaria (Ezek. 36:8-12).
    • As there are indications that Israel’s tourist industry will be able to be reopened soon, impart great wisdom on how to do this in a way that glorifies You and is a blessing to Israel (Prov. 16:119:21).
  4. Internal security:The battle over God’s land will continue until He returns (Zech. 12:2-314:1-4). Israelis are often torn between “peace” and possessing their God-given inheritance. Thank God that less and less Israelis believe there is any real peace partner on the Palestinian side, which is the absolute truth. As believers, we are not torn, because even if there were real peace being offered, God is very clear in His warnings against dividing His land.
    • The land shall not be sold forever, for the land is Mine, and you are strangers and sojourners with Me. (Lev. 25:23) Amen, Lord! Thank You for being so clear concerning Your land.
    • Lord, shake severely every nation that dares to pressure Israel to divide Your land (Joel 3:1-2).
    • We declare with Psalm 10:16 that You are King forever and that there will be no state, entity or autonomy of any other nation – including a ‘Palestine’ – on Your land.
    • Overturn all plans for Your land that are not in line with Your Word and will (Psa. 33:10-11).
    • Have mercy and save as many Palestinians as possible, but remove every one of them who will not humble themselves before You (Jer. 12:16-17).
    • Most Palestinians are still teaching their children to hate Israel and the Jews and to perpetuate a holy war/jihad against them. Lord, arise and scatter these who delight in war (Psa. 68:130b120:7).
    • In mercy protect and prosper and save all pro-Israeli Palestinians (Gen. 12:3a).
    • Lord Yeshua, empower Your Church among the Palestinians like You are doing with Your Body in Iran – and may it grow quickly both numerically and spiritually (Matt. 16:18bCol. 2:6-7).
    • Lord of hosts, whether through angelic intervention or the IDF, provide a divine shield of protection for all Israeli residents throughout all of the land (Psa. 3:1-8).
    • Impart a huge growth spurt on all the Jewish communities in all “disputed” areas (Isa. 54:2-3).
    • Move on the hearts of more Jews – both in and outside of Israel – and give a hunger to read not just the Torah, but all of the Tanach, so that they truly see that You have sworn the land of Israel to them and their forefathers – forever (Josh. 1:65:621:43Judg. 2:1Psa. 105:5-22Ezek. 20:5)!
  5. External security:As the world seems to reel from one major crisis to another, Iran remains Israel’s major threat. Of course, we who trust God, know that Israel faces no existential threats since He has promised that Israel will remain as a nation before Him – at least until the new heavens and the new earth (Jer. 31:35-37). Yet to unsaved Israelis, the Iranian threat seems existential.
    • We proclaim Your Lordship over whatever may come out of the P5+1 nations negotiating with Iran in Vienna concerning limiting its nuclear power (Psa. 93:196:1097:199:1).
    • Like King Hezekiah – we lay the “letter” that will come out of Vienna before You, and ask You to arise and scatter Your enemies (2 Kin. 19:14-19Psa. 68:1Psa. 83:4).
    • Lord, Iran has Israel surrounded by its various proxies, yet we recall Micah 4:11-13 and ask for You to not allow Your Word to return unto You empty (Isa. 55:11).
    • God of Israel, we pray for an impartation of Your wisdom and guidance to Israel’s government and the IDF in response to the most likely weak and dangerous deal (Prov. 16:919:3121:30).
    • If You plan to use Israel as Your “battle axe and weapon of war,” give the IDF all that it needs to destroy the Iranian threat completely (Jer. 51:20-26).
    • Raise up leaders within the IDF’s Iran Command to spearhead these plans (1 Kin. 20:13-15).
    • Anoint in the IDF and in the government wise counselors to give unified advice (Prov. 20:1824:6).
    • If Israel needs to pre-empt any of its enemies – whether Iran, its proxies or the terrorists in Gaza, impart courage and wisdom and timing so that all such actions are totally effective (Psa. 44:4-7).
    • Thank You for Israel’s military defensive advances (Psa. 140:7).
    • Let there be major breakthroughs in her offensive weapons as well (Psa. 144:1).
    • While we are most grateful for the IDF – as it is a fulfillment of Ezekiel 37:10 – we trust in You and not in man and ask You to move on more Israelis to trust in You as well (Psa. 20:7-9).
    • Continue to build Your throne in Iran through the growth of the Church there (Jer. 49:38a).
    • And swiftly destroy Iran’s “king and princes” as per Jeremiah 49:38 b.
    • Teach our Iranian brothers and sister how to pray biblically correct prayers (Psa. 50:1586:7).
    • Strengthen the Iranian opposition both inside and outside of Iran.
    • Increase the distrust of Iran’s current leadership in the hearts of the Chinese leaders and let them share that distrust with the leaders of Russia (Prov. 16:28bJer. 50:43).
    • Expose Turkish President Erdogan’s true heart intentions – especially vis-a-vie Israel (Jer. 17: 9-10).
    • Messiah Yeshua, cast out, or at least hinder, all demonic influences that rule over Erdogan when he meets with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog in a couple of weeks (Mark 5:8Acts 8:7a).
    • If this meeting is not of You – cancel it (Prov. 16:9).
  6. The Body of Messiah:God’s children need to abide in His Word – both the Living and His written Word – to find encouragement strength, and faith in these critical days.
    • Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself except it abides in the vine, so you cannot bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches: he who abides in Me, and I in him, brings forth much fruit – but without Me you can do nothing.John 15:4-5

    • We are grateful that we can do all things that we are called to do for the advancement of Your Kingdom through You, Lord Yeshua, because You give us the strength that we need (Phil. 4:13).
    • Continually remind us that it is not by our strength or power, but only by Your Spirit that we can walk in the works You have ordained for us to accomplish (Zech. 4:6bEph. 2:10).
    • Lord, give us all a deeper hunger and thirst for Your Word in this year (Jer. 15:16).
    • Encourage believers to read all of Your Word – even the “uncomfortable” parts (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
    • Deal with any minister who is not preaching the full counsel of God (Acts 20:27), and if they will not heed Your rebuke – remove them (Ezek. 34:1-10).
    • Warn believers who are lukewarm about Israel that they are spurning the people whom You love with an everlasting love (Deut. 7:6-8Jer. 31:3Zech. 2:8).
    • Remind them that they are serving the King of Israel, the Lion of Judah (John 1:4912:13Rev. 5:5).
    • Reveal the truth about Israel to any believer blinded by replacement theology (Isa. 42:6-8).
  7. Water:Israel continues to receive rains and snow from heaven.
    • We bless You that the land of Israel is totally dependent on You for its water (Deut. 11:10-11).
    • Thank You for Your gift of rain on both the righteous and on the unrighteous (Matt. 5:45b).
    • Continue to pour out water from heaven on Your land until both the Sea of Galilee and all of the underground aquifers are totally full (Job 5:8-10).
    • Are there any idols among the Gentiles that cause rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are You not He, YHWH our God? Therefore we wait on You, for You have made all these.Jer. 14:22

  8. IFI:We again thank you for your prayers. They are having a definite impact. Please continue to ask God to provide encourage and strength for us to stand firm on Jerusalem’s walls as watchmen in these days. Also please ask for His financial provision and for His future plans to be communicated to us as IFI is 100% His ministry.

Shabbat shalom and shalom shalom [complete, perfect peace] from Zion,

For the IFI team