1. Praise: This past week Israel observed Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and terror victims, followed immediately by it 73rd Independence Day celebration. This sudden switch of emotions sounds a lot like Psalm 30: 5b…weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
    • Thank You Lord that Your commitment to Israel remaining a nation before You is very evident in today’s world, especially as scientists discover how much they really do not know (Jer. 31:35-37).
    • Lord, without Your intervention, Israel would not have been resurrected, but it was Your time to have mercy on Zion (Psa. 102:13), and so Israel is back as Your witness today (Isa. 43:10-1244:8).
    • We bless You that we are also witnesses to Israel’s restoration from its captivity (Jer. 30:331:10).
    • We give You thanks because Your covenant-faithfulness endures forever (Psa. 136:1234, etc.)
    • Because of Your faithfulness Israel still exists as a nation today and since You are faithful to Your – as yet – unsaved nation, how much more will You be faithful to us (Mal. 3:6Phil. 1:6)! Amen!
    • Thank You for all the Holocaust survivors, and bless You for how many of them have raised very large families (1 Cor. 1:27-29).
    • “Yom ha Zikaron, the memorial day for fallen soldiers and terror victims, is a reminder of the cost of having a Jewish state. Yom ha Shoah, Holocaust memorial day, is a reminder of the cost of not having one.” Bless You for this reminder and for making Israel an exceeding great army (Ezek. 37:10).
    • We praise You that Israel’s restoration is seen by us as a huge encouragement to persist in prayer that is in line with Your will even if the answer seems to be impossible (Luke 1:3718:1I John 5:14-15)
  2. Salvation: There is a large hole in the hearts of those who remember their loved ones whose lives have been lost in defense of Israel, or who have been killed by terror attacks. Only God can fill those hearts with a real, comforting peace, and that only comes with salvation in Messiah Yeshua.
    • These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation – but be cheerful and courageous, as I have overcome the world.John 16:33

    • Abba, fill this void by revealing Messiah Yeshua to many in these days (Isa. 57:152 Cor. 1:3-4).
    • Reveal Your Son as the true source of peace and comfort to all who have lost loved ones (Isa. 9:6).
    • Messiah Yeshua, be glorified by opening up many blind Jewish eyes to see You (John 9:3-525b).
    • Give to all the disabled IDF soldiers an encounter with their Messiah (John 6:44).
    • Psalm 73 reminds us that life is unfair, yet You are just and righteous. Help those who struggle with life’s cruelty and unfairness to be able to trust You – without insisting on understanding (Prov. 3:5).
    • Many of Your people know about You but do not know You personally. Please fix that (John 14:6).
    • Forbid any further Holocaust survivors from going to their eternal destiny without having a chance to hear the good news. Then water those seeds to bear much fruit for Your glory (1 Cor. 3:6).
  3. Salvation for Muslims: Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, started this past week. As Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, we want to bless our enemies by asking Yeshua to reveal Himself to many of them. Not all Muslims are enemies of Jews and Christians; but all who faithfully follow the Koran’s and the Hadith’s teachings are definitely foes of the people of the God of the Bible.
    • Lord, thank You for saving many Middle Eastern Muslims recently (Psa. 22:2798:3).
    • Over Ramadan exponentially increase the numbers of Iranian believers – both in Iran and outside.
    • Encourage all ex-Muslim believers to share Messiah Yeshua with their loved ones (2 Kin. 7:9).
    • Make the harvest of Muslims exceedingly abundantly more than we ask for (Eph. 3:20).
    • Move in power in all Arab nations who have recently established relations with Israel (Num. 24:9b). – Appear to many in dreams and visions – especially to the women and children (Luke 18:16).
    • Place a desire in Muslim hearts for a personal relationship with You and then save them (Jer. 29:13).
    • Pluck out of the devil’s kingdom hard-core fanatical members of Hizbullah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Fatah and many in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (Col. 1:13).
    • Stop Islamic terrorists in their tracks – just like You did to save the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:3-6).
    • Lord, have mercy and reap a harvest among the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria (Jer. 12:14-17).
    • Give ex-Muslim believers a God-inspired love for Israel and the Jews and use them to provoke many Jews to jealousy (Rom. 10:1911:11).
    • Protect all ex-Muslim believers in Muslim countries – physically and spiritually (Psa. 121:3).
    • Purge Arab churches from the deception of replacement theology (Isa. 29:24Eph. 4:14).
    • Remove all fear from Western believers of sharing the gospel with Muslims (Matt. 28:18-20).
  4. Security over Ramadan: There is usually an uptick of Islamic terrorist attacks in Israel and worldwide during this month. As dying in a holy war, according to fundamentalist Islamic theology, is the only sure way of gaining paradise and as this month intensifies Muslims’ desire to please Allah, so an increase in terrorism is to be expected.
    • Release a huge host of angels to protect Your nation and Your people throughout the world – both Jews and Christians – from the murderous spirit of radical Islam (Psa. 34:791:11).
    • Guard over the large Temple Mount Muslim Friday prayer gatherings during Ramadan (Isa. 31:5).
    • Bless Israel’s security forces with alertness, preparedness and insight (Zech. 10:5).
    • Let the security forces be quick to deal with all terrorists and rabble-rousers (Eccl. 8:11).
    • Foil all attempted attacks and let terrorists know it is You who has withstood them (Psa. 83:16).
  5. The danger of an Iranian attack against Israel – either directly or via its various proxies – has just increased. Israel’s success in attacking Iran’s weapons depots in Syria, Iran’s ships, and its recent blow against Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, have upped the likelihood of Iran responding, as its honor is at stake. [In the Middle East, honor vs. shame is of utmost importance to most nations and peoples.]
    • Thank You for hearing our prayers and making Israel super effective in dealing with Iranian efforts to wipe it off the map (Psa. 83:1-513-18).
    • Reveal any plans Iran is hatching against Israel that it is not aware of yet (Job 12:22).
    • Thank You that the attack on Natanz set the Iranian nuclear program back many months (Psa. 44:5).
    • Use the attack to hinder America’s efforts to rejoin that dangerous Iranian nuclear deal (Prov. 16:5).
    • Let Israel be cautious about what intelligence it shares with the Biden administration (Job 13:5).
    • Use all of these successful Israeli strikes against Iran to cause deep frustration and anger in Iranian leaders’ minds, pushing them to make serious geopolitical errors (Job 12:17-21).
    • Release a spirit of paranoia on Iran’s political and military leaders, causing them to look for Israeli spies and plots everywhere – consuming and diverting both their time and energy (Psa. 2:1-533:10).
    • As Iranian leaders see a consistent successful Israeli effort against them, lead some to recognize that You are defending Israel against their schemes to destroy Your nation and people (Ex. 14:25)
    • Protect Israel from any Iranian retaliation – wherever it may come from (Psa. 121:4).
    • Abba, make Iran’s proxies flee before Israel in panic, taking many different directions (Deut. 28:7).
    • Download to IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and the IDF’s Iran Command the right strategy and timing when a strong response is needed against any Iranian attacks (Prov. 21:31).
    • Maintain Israel’s excellent intelligence gathering system, and protect all its sources (2 Kin. 6:12)
    • Do not allow Israel to be deceived by misinformation (Num. 23:23).
    • As Hezbollah’s chief Nasrallah is old and ill, Lord, remove him in Your timing and let the hole in their leadership cause great internal division, bringing their house to ruin (Matt. 12:25).
    • Thank You for slowly, but surely, separating Hizbullah from the backing of the Lebanese people.
    • Lord, destroy all missile stockpiling or upgrading from Iran to Hezbollah (Psa. 29:5Isa. 2:12-13).
  6. The “Peace” process: The Biden administration aims to restart the two-state “peace” process with the Palestinian leadership in Judea, Samaria and Gaza who are running a death-cult. They brainwash their children to hate all Jews – not just Israelis – and teach them to desire death in a jihad against Israel. They pay support money to terrorists in prison, or to their families, from financial gifts from the nations – including America. These are the leaders whom Biden wants Israel to help set up another Islamic terrorist state in Israel’s biblical heartland! This is insane!
    • In proclamation, we say “No!” to any further division of Your land (Lev. 25:23Prov. 22:28).
    • Only You know those Palestinians who want to live and work besides Israel in peace and those who want to destroy Your nation. Abba, have mercy to all who truly want peace (Psa. 18:25).
    • Either save those who want to destroy Israel or expose them to Israel’s security forces (Jer. 17:9-10).
    • Only let the May elections among the Palestinians take place if it is 100% Your will (Prov. 16:9).
    • Show the IDF how to prepare for the day after the elections – especially if Hamas wins (Psa. 144:1).
    • When Palestinian President Abbas finally departs, show Israel how to relate to the new leader.
    • Let all Israeli settlements in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, grow and prosper (Isa. 37:31).
    • Lord God of Israel, defend Your land against all the plots and plans of the nations, and even from Israel, when they are against Your plans (Psa. 33:10-11).
    • Lord, have mercy on America! Wake up the Church to understand that Biden’s policy towards Your land and nation is the end-time issue on which their nation is being judged (Num. 24:9bJoel 3:1-2)!
    • Have mercy and hear their prayers as they stand in the gap for America (Ezek. 22:30Hab. 3:2).
  7. Negotiations for the next government continue as PM Bibi Netanyahu tries to cobble together a workable coalition. Yet whether he will be able to accomplish this or not depends on God’s will. We do trust that God has heard all our prayers for a government through which He may be glorified.
    • I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the gentiles, which you [Israel] profaned in the midst of them; and the gentiles shall know that I am YHWH…when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.Ezek. 36:23

    • Lord, we ask You to do this by giving Israel a government for Your holy name’s sake (Ezek. 36:32).
    • Build the house of Your choice out of this chaotic mess that is today’s Israeli politics (Psa. 127:1).
    • Heal all offenses that prevent those whom You want to govern this nation from working together (Prov. 18:19Acts 15:39).
    • Make the following verse a warning to all Israel’s politicians: Let others praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. (Prov. 27:2)
    • Show the right-wing leaders their need to humble themselves before You and before each other – especially Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa’ar (Prov. 29:23).
    • Create a coalition that actually works for the best of Your nation in line with Your will (Dan. 4:35).
    • Continue to remove the dross from Israel’s political house (Isa. 1:25-26).
    • You promised to give Israel good shepherds when You regathered them from exile. Please do that and show us if there are specific “shepherds” You want us to pray for (Jer. 3:14-1523:3-4).
    • Bless Israel with a government that is committed to extend Israeli sovereignty over all of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley (Judg. 2:1-4).
    • Give Israel a government that sees Israel’s security as its primary responsibility and works as one to make sure that Your nation is protected (Rom. 13:1-4).
    • Raise up leaders who see the importance of aliyah and absorption today (Isa. 43:5-7Jer. 16:16).
    • Move on the next government to consider changing Israel’s electoral system.
    • Let the next government deal with Israel’s unelected Supreme Court judges’ ability to overturn that which the elected Knesset members legislate (Prov. 14:34Isa. 10:1).
    • We ask You to be the determining factor as to when Netanyahu’s time in office is over (Psa. 31:15a).
    • Work in the hearts of all possible future prime ministers, maturing them and providing them all the real-life experiences they will need to lead Your nation (1 Sam. 16:11-13).
    • Let these future leaders learn from Joshua and David who refused to grab the authority by their own efforts, but waited until it was Your time for them to replace Moses and Saul.
    • During this coalition negotiating process, restrain slanted media coverage from both the left and the right – and miraculously let truth prevail (Psa. 15:243:3).
  8. The Church: It is a shame that so many born-again believers, especially in the West, do not see the signs of the times because they have no place for – or have misplaced – Israel’s God-ordained place in their end-time theology. Yet without Israel’s miraculous restoration, to where would Messiah Yeshua return?
    • O hypocrites, you discern the weather, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.Matt. 16:3

    • Lord Yeshua, it must grieve You to be fulfilling Your prophetic Word so openly and yet many of Your children either ignore it – or fight against it. Move in power and remove this blindness from Your Body (Psa. 119:18Isa. 29:1835:5).
    • Replace all those who teach replacement theory to Your Body (Ezek. 34:7-10Acts 20:28-30),
    • Reveal to the blinded-to-Israel believers that they worship the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)!
    • Let all of the Body of Messiah affirm that we were saved by the historical Jewish Jesus, who is still very much Jewish today and is returning as Israel’s King (Isa. 33:22Zech. 14:3-4914Rev.22:16).

Blessings from Jerusalem,

For the IFI team