Date: 8/16 ( 16th Day )
Content of Daily Prayer
|Prayer Category||Prayer Item|
|Pursuing Intimacy With God|
|Prayer For Repentance|
|Prayer For Nations|
|Prayer For World Leaders|
|Pray for Seven Mountains|
|Global Urgen Prayer|
|Prayer For Israel|
Please pray for those people who are involved in organizing and making this Global 40 Day Prayer And Fast movement possible. Particularly, please pray for the spiritual leaders, their co-workers and their family members, the behind-the-scene editorial team and their spiritual coverings, and family members. The son of one of the main leaders got sick, vomiting blood and hospitalized for three days. Please ask God to:
- protect everyone involved in the global prayer and fast and their family. May God watch their coming and going and keep them healthy and properous spirit, soul and body.
- bless the editorial team to be able to receive from God and translate it in words speedily and accurately.
[Update] In the beginning of August, we ask you to pray for the hospitalized child of one of the co-workers . Now the child is much better and is recovering. Thank you for your love and prayer. May God bless you!
Daily Prayer Declaration
Today, the Editor’s team has received that in the next 24 days of fast and prayer, we will pray and declare the following three topics.
Ask God to save the souls of the members of Free Mason
- In the name of Jesus, the sovereignty of the Lord of Host will replace the control and manipulation from Freemansonry in politics, economics and other areas.
- In the name of Jesus, the Lord of Host will send Michael the Archangel and the angels to destroy the dark power from Freemansonry in politics, economics and other areas.
- In the name of Jesus, all members that belong to Freemansonry will return and be saved.
Ask God to save the souls of Islamic extremists
We know the danger that Islamic extremists bring to the world with their terror attacks, as well as their prayers that often become the curses toward Israel and the rest of the world. Especially during Ramadan time, the destructive power of Islamic extremists can increase enormously (for example, the deadly suicide bomb attacks in the Indonesian city of Surabaya this year, and the Philippine City that was besieged by Islamic State-linked militants. Let us declare the following:
- In the name of Jesus, the blessings and the peace of God will replace all the curses from Islamic extremists.
- In the name of Jesus, all the terror attacks that Islamic extremists plan will fail and be interrupted before they even start.
- In the name of Jesus, the salvation and grace of God will come into the lives of these Islamic extremists.
Ask God to save the souls of the LGBT group
In addition, the trend of LGBT is actively searching its way in the schools of every nation, pushing the legalization of homosexual education and same-sex marriage. Therefore, we need to pray and declare the followings everyday:
- In the name of Jesus, the promotion of LGBT ideology all over the world will fail, including the legalization of same-sex marriage and homosexual education.
- In the name of Jesus, the grace of God and salvation will come to LGBT group.
- In the name of Jesus, one husband and one wife system will be restored all over the world.
- In the name of Jesus, young people will wake up and reject the ideology and value of same-sex marriage. They will embrace the truth and teaching of one husband and on wife system.
Testimony of transformation-Almalonga, Guatemala
Almalonga, Guatemala was a city in extreme poverty.
The problem of alcoholism was very serious. Violence, ignorance, witchcraft, cults and idols worship, After an encounter with God, the people experienced revival. Over 20,000 people of the city decided to discontinue the custom of ancestorial worship. Today Almalonga has become the cleanest and prosperous city. This is a city of the churches. Many have used Almalonga as the role model for the world to transform societies. 80% of its population is born again Christians. However, it was not like this before.
20 years ago Almalonga was a dark and dangerous place. It was in severe poverty and ignorance. Alcoholism was the major problem. Due to all these issues, there were prisons all over the city. Fighting was common, so the government officials built a number of prisons; however, the problem could not be solved. They would transfer the prisoners to the cities nearby. Family violence was also serious as both parents were alcoholic. This caused many who wanted to escape from their sufferings to worship idols. At that time the people believed Maximon was their highest god of guardian and this was the biggest stronghold of the city. The influential power behind this idol had put the people of Almalonga in serious bondage.
Rev. Mariano Liscaher was one of the leaders who was instrumental to spiritually turn Almalonga around.
During this dark age, it was difficult to preach the gospel. Any evangelists who came to the city would be beaten or stoned then be thrown out of the city. Numerous small churches were also attacked. Evangelical Christians were a despised minority. One time six people pointed a gun at Rev. Mariano’s throat. While they were just about to pull the trigger, Rev. Mariano quietly prayed to God for help. When they pulled the trigger, nothing happened. At that instance between life and death, God saved Rev. Mariano Liscaher, so he called everyone to pray and believe it was time to free the bondage of poverty, violence and superstition.
Intercessors of the time were filled with supernatural faith. They sought the Lord and fast 3 to 4 days a week. Every Saturday they held prayer meetings to watch and pray. God opened heaven; many began to be delivered and saved, and they started coming to church. After all kinds of signs and wonders happened, a multitude of people were delivered from the oppression of the devil. The church also began to grow. A woman named Teresa was healed from her disease. Due to an unsuccessful operation, she was paralysed and her inner organs began to decay. Her illness was progressively worse by the day. They were about to make funeral arrangements for her. While Liscaher was making funeral arrangements for her, God impressed upon him to pray for her. After he prayed for her, she was completely healed. She stood up, completely healed. A few hundred people came to Christ because of her healing. When people saw how the gospel transformed lives, they began to notice and were drawn more and more to the gospel. Their lives have been transformed after they believed. Now there are 24 evangelical churches in this city with a population of 19,000. Mariano Liscaaher’s church can seat 1,200 and is mostly full. The presence of the Holy Spirit is not only manifested in church growth, but many buildings on the streets are also named after the cities of the Bible. There were 26 bars in the past, but now there are only 3. They have stopped drinking and violence.
In the past 20 years the crime rate of this city has continued to come down. Up until 1994, 4 of the prisons in Almalonga had been closed. No one causes any more trouble in the city. The barren land has become fertile valleys. The fertile land has produced all kinds vegetables to be harvested 3 times a year. Before the spiritual transformation, they could only transport their crops 4 times a month, but now 40 times a week. Because of their tremendously bumper crops, the agricultural department of the United States would send their teams to survey this land. They say the great harvest is all because of the visitation of God. In the past they would need 60 days to harvest carrots, but now only 40 days. The faith of the people has increased. After the people are delivered, they work hard and cultivate their land productively.They have stopped their superstition and idols worship but fervently worship God and work diligently. They continue to fast 3 times a week. The more they pray, they more they demolish the power of darkness. The neighboring village had celebrated idol worship before, but then 15,000 people gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Prayers and fasting made them overcome the destruction of the power from darkness. God has transformed the whole society. (Source: George Otis’ film: Transformation of Almalonga, Guatamela.)
We are the generation to be used by God for spiritual revolution. Let us join our hearts to pray to God and allow His power to come to transform our homes, our cities and our countries.
Pursuing Intimacy With God
Watch and Pray for the Coming of the Son of Man
Luke 12:35-40 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Dear Abba Father,
We praise You, Father! We want to speak of Your works and remember Your wonders of old. We will consider all Your acts and meditate on all Your mighty deeds. Your ways, oh God, are holy. What god is great like You? You are the God who performs miracles; You have made known Your power among the peoples. How we praise You! Oh Father, today in the secret place we want to meditate on Your teaching about watch and pray in preparation for the coming of the Lord. In Luke 12:35-40, the vigilant servants wait for the master to come back from the wedding banquet, and when the master comes and knocks they immediately open the door for him. Oh Father, we desire the same vigilant spirit because You delight to see us watching and waiting for the coming of the Son of Man. Oh Abba Father, take us to the secret place to wait for You and listen to Your voice with our whole heart. When You knock, we will open and enter joyfully into Your glory. Oh Father, we are so blessed! How we thank You and praise You!
In the name of Lord Jesus we pray, Amen!
Prayer for the Church 06
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. (Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV))
Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce? But this is what the LORD says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, your children I will save. (Isaiah 49:24-25 (NIV))
O LORD, children are rewards and blessings from You like arrows in the hands of a warrior. We should teach our children to know the truth of the Holy Bible; we should equip them with God’s word for them to stand firm and fight for the Truth of the Lord. However, half of the youth who grow up in churches and whose parents are Christians will never attend church meetings when they graduate from college, and some of them even give up their faith in Christ.
O LORD, we are living a time of great shifting from an old era into a new era. The enemy is launching fierce spiritual battles against our young people. O Lord, please forgive us for overprotecting our children from thinking independently, and hindering them from learning to make right decisions and to establish right relationships as they grow up. O Lord, please forgive us for focusing more on their academic performance than the cultivation of their character. We fail to help our children know their true identity in faith. We restrain our kids with religious thoughts and events. Our children see the inconsistency between the words and deeds of their parents and even church leaders. Furthermore, as our children are impacted by the public education system, internet culture and mass media, they have become a lost generation.
O LORD, we humble ourselves to come before You, we ask You to forgive all of our transgressions. We admit that our ignorance, cowardice and incompetence have caused our children to lack a firm foundation in their faith and maturity in their minds. O Lord, I ask You to grant us a second chance to stand in the gaps and intercede unceasingly for our children. Dear Holy Spirit, please teach us as parents how to establish proper spiritual relationships with our children and how to be their spiritual mentors. We also ask You to raise up spiritual fathers and mothers in churches to help the young people in need. O Lord, may You grant churches and parents sincere and humble hearts, to not rule over the children or avoid sensitive issues, but instead to tolerate our differences, and teach our next generation with biblical truth. O Lord, may You bless the older generations to turn their faith into practice, aligning what they do with what they say, and accompany the next generation in their faith journey. Lord, we deeply believe that You are our victorious commander, the victory belongs to You, You will set our captive children free and save them. Lord, we strongly believe that You will restore the spiritual destiny of our children, in order for them to share the Gospel of Grace with all their hearts and all their strength.
In the name of Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!
Pray For Nations
[Editor’s note: In these forty days, we will first pray for the countries participating in this fasting prayer. After that, we will pray daily for the countries in the continent according to the continents of the world. We will select three to four countries / regions and pray for them everyday.]
President Trump has declared publicly, America will once again [Rule with the Bible], whether it is in the school, congress, and sport activities …etc. we should start with prayer. Please click and watch President Trump’s Speech. Bless America to rise up again!
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth(Isaiah 62:6-7)
To fulfill His plan and purposes
[Current Events: The 2018 US midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, 11/6/2018. In the middle of the first term of Republican President Donald Trump. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be reelected. Governors of 39 states and other regional elections will also be held. This mid-term election is critical to the re-election of the president as well as the promotion of domestic and foreign policies. Some states unlawfully allow illegal immigrants to register for mid-term elections, and even for future presidential elections.
Further more, the dark forces behind homosexuality is actively advocating sex education in the school over the entire nation that homosexuality is correct, trying to defile our children from kindergarten to college. We must come together to pray in agreement in our hearts and our mind to ask god to dispatch angelic host to help us war, to resist this wave of homosexuality, to release our children from the bondage of lust and pornography, especially the state of Californian is pushing hard on this ungodly sex education. Today we stand once again with America, to believe America’s breakthrough will bring a breakthrough for the whole globe!]
Pray for the Campuses
- In the name of Jesus we declare, the fire of the Holy Spirit will rend the heaven and come down, to burn up all the stronghold of homosexuality in the campus
- In the name of Jesus we declare, All school campus will open to the biblical truth education and close the door to sex education of homosexuality
- May God raise up school board that loves You and reverence You, to replace the school board that promote Homosexuality,
- In the name of Jesus we declare, God rules and reigns in each of the school board meeting that is promoting homosexuality. Any ungodly proposal of sex education, will not be accepted. Every parents that is align with the Godly biblical truth education will stand up and let their voices be heard, their rejection of the proposal of the ungodly sex education, will be widely supported.
- In the name of Jesus we declare, the prayer altar will be raise up in the school campus like bamboo shoots up after the rain!
- In the name of Jesus we declare, gun shooting in the campus will be prevented completely, God will protect school campuses from all the violent attack.
- In the name of Jesus we declare, God reign, establish Your throne on every campus, revive the campus to be a holy kingdom of God.
- In the name of Jesus we declare, our God is a victorious King, the captain of our host, He will listen to our prayer of agreement, and will personally lead angel Michael and His hosts of angels, to win this battle for our next generation, to cancel the sex education of homosexuality in all campuses.
Pray for the midterm election in America
- In the name of Jesus we declare all the candidate that are lined up with God will be elected
- [Pray especially for California election: There has been countless fires in California continuously, God is judging, cleansing California] In the name of Jesus we declare, this time California will elect senator and congressmen that is aligning with God. every governmental official that promote legalizing homosexuality sex education, marijuana, illegal immigrant policies will be out of the office. May God raise up Christian that loves You and fear You to enter into the politic of the governmental mountain. We declare this over California, as well as to all other states of America.
Pray for President Trump
- May God keep him and his family safe in their coming in and going out. We pray that God break the curses from darkness through witchcraft on President Trump and his family. We declare that these spells are annihilated. In the name of the Lord, God will bless President Trump and his family abundantly.
- In the name of the Lord, God will protect President Trump from any plans of assassination, and any attacks in health, accidents, murder and death.
- We pray that God heal the First Lady Melanie completely, and protect the Trump’s family, that all may go well with them, even as their souls are getting along well.
- May God bless President Trump’s marriage, lead them not into the temptation of extramarital affairs.
Pray for US Political Leaders
- Pray for Vice President Mike Pence and all Christian government officials who are godly and loving the Lord. May God continue to keep them and their families safe and healthy, to be able to manage the affairs of the states according to God’s will and be kind to God’s people. May they become blessings for President Trump. We declare in the name of the Lord that they will continue to protect the freedom of religion for Christians.
- May God manifest His righteousness, to those political leaders who are not after God’s heart, who have offended God and covered up their sins, eradicating evidences by murdering witnesses, we declare in Jesus’ name that they be brought to justice. We pray that the Lord protect the intelligence personnel who are searching the hidden evil, the journalists and witnesses who hold the evidences. Protect their identity not to be exposed until the evil political leaders are brought to justice.
Pray for the Churches in the US
[In the News: In November 2017 more than 20 church members in Texas were killed in shooting. One Chinese pastor was killed in IHOP’s neighborhood recently as well.]
- In the name of the Lord, we declare that the protection of the great power of the Lord of Hosts will come down on pastors, preachers, co-workers, and members of all churches. May God will save them from all evil and shooting.
- Revival in the Church: Abba Father, we stand in the gap and pray for the Church in the United States. God, forgive us for our secularization. We pursue material enjoyment, fail to watch and pray in our comfortable life. We leave the country to the evil, and the whole country and the society are caught in the bondage of sin. Lord, have mercy on us. Help us turn our hearts to You in repentance and bring revival to all the churches in the United States. The American Church will once again be the salt and light to transform this nation and make her walk in God’s destiny. The Church will become a city on the mountain, the light of the world, preparing the nations of the world for the revival of the end times. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
- Just as it is said in Isaiah 62: 6-7, “I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth”, We hereby declare in the name of the Lord, that God will raise up the Church all over the nation to watch and pray, to build closely compacted together the 24/7 prayer wall, to call on the Lord day and night for the United States until God’s will on her is fulfilled.
Pray for World Leaders
- President Trump of the United State
- Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel President
- Putin of Russia
- Chairman Xi Jinping of China
Abba Father, we thank You for setting up these world leaders at this time. We ask you to fill them with Your Spirit daily, bless them and their family, watch their coming and going, keep them healthy and give them wisdom to govern all the domestic and international affairs according to Your will. May they be graceful to God’s people and protect Christian religion freedom.
Pray for President Trump:
Pray for Chairman Xi Jinping
Pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu:
Pray for President Putin
Pray for Seven Mountains
[Background: The 7 Mountain Strategy is a strategy for Christians to bring about the transformation of society in accordance with the values of the Kingdom of God. Transforming urban countries by changing the seven most important areas that affect society and culture. Among them, the “Seven Great Mountains” are the seven major areas. Advocates believe that when on the “Seven Great Mountains” Christians can rise, exert influence, or even become leaders, they can change society. The seven major mountains are: Art Entertainment / Business / Religion / Media / Education / Family / Government. For more information on the 7 mountain strategy, please see the video by Rober Heidler。We will take turns to pray for these seven hills in these 40 days.]
1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
Proverbs 21:1 “In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.”
Psalm 47:2 “For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.” We declare the Lord Most High is the Lord of all the earth, far above all powers and authorities. Lord, by You kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just. (Proverbs 8:15) Your authority is above all governments. We acknowledge that You hold the authorities of all nations.
- In the name of Jesus, the sovereignty of the Lord of Host will replace the control and manipulation from Freemansonry in politics, economics and other areas. In the name of Jesus, the Lord of Host will send Michael the Archangel and the angels to destroy the dark power from Freemansonry in politics, economics and other areas.
- Pray for the Supreme Court of the United States and other nations that same sex marriage and legalization of abortion be dismantled.
- Pray that the Lord will dismantle the influence of Islam and other religions in the government of the United States and other nations.
- Pray that the Lord will forgive, cleanse and remove corruption in the world, and that the political leaders who push for legalization of same sex marriage be removed. Lord, we ask You to raise up Daniel’s and Joseph’s to be political leaders who align with Your will.
- Pray that God’s salvation be upon the politicians who support homosexuality (LGBT) and abortion, and that their hearts be turned around to truly seek You and find You.
- Pray blessings be upon the US Election and elections of other nations that the elected government officials are after Your own heart.
- Bless the government officials: Bless all the government officials and their families. Pray that God will give them wisdom to fear God. Open their ears that they will hear Your voice and that they will have a personal relationship with God and to follow God’s guidance.
- Lord, we ask that You give wisdom, knowledge and revelation to the political leaders of all government departments so that they will seek strategic solutions for societal problems. We also pray for courage for them to execute fully to bring positive influence according to Your will. We pray that they will govern our land with righteousness, justice and holiness.
- Raise up godly children of God in politics: Lord, we pray that You move and call Your children who are destined to glorify You in the Mountain of Government. Release them to respond to Your calling with boldness. Lead them like Daniel, full of wisdom, understanding, strategies, power, knowledge and spirit to fear God. Let them become vessels to glorify You and to bless others. Cause them to influence the Mountain of Government to transform the whole nation.
Urgent Prayers for Nations
Pray for the flood in India
[Current news: Since India entering into rainy season in June, the heavy rains have caused great floods in the 7 provinces of India, the death tolls have risen to 774 people. In the provinces of Cordillera and West Bengal, there are 27 missing and 245 wounded. In the province of Assam, there are 1,145,000 people who are affected by the disaster, nearly 28,000 hectares (Ha) of the agricultural lands affected; in the province of Cordillera, more than 60,000 people have lost their homes due to the flooding disaster.]
- Pray for forgiveness of sins: Abba Father, forgive the nation of India for their sins of idols worship, adultery, sexual attacks, and murders. Have mercy on India for the people that don’t know You, sins are ever increasing, it affect the people greatly, causing people to sin. Send the spirit of revelations so that the people can know Jesus is the true God, and genuinely repent and turn to God.
- Pray for the Lord to intervene: Pray for Lord´s great and mighty power to give grace and save the people, utilize the governmental disaster team for rescue work, give them wisdom, strategy, and strength to rescue and assist in the rehabilitation work, so the people can receive help speedily.
- Pray for God´s love and healing: Because of the unifying prayers of churches, the sounds of praise is risen and the Holy Spirit has greatly released the love of God, so the heart of the people affected by the disaster can receive comfort and healing.
- Pray for their needs be met: You are JEHOVAH Jireh who provides all the needs. May You use the rich resources of the churches to help those victims, so that they can also sense the love of God, that the gospels can touch their inner most beings, turn the trials into blessings.
Pray for the possible imminent disastrous rain in Japan
[Current news: the Japanese media Weather News reported that since entering into August, there have been one typhoon after another forming, and from this Wednesday to Friday, there is likely a very high level of heavy disastrous rainfalls. Especially as the low air pressure passes through the northeastern Japanese Sea rims, it’s extremely possible to be struck with rain precipitation of 300 millimeters. In the past, Akita-ken used to have an average rain precipitation between 150 mm and 200 mm, this time it’s likely to have over the average rainfalls, and warned about the dangers of rivers inundation.
Psalms 29:10 “The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever.”
- Confess our sin and repent: You are awakening Japan with series of disaster like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and heavy rainfalls. You are making the hearts of the people to seriously seek the true God. May You send down grace for repentance, so Japan will forsake idols worship and connection with heaven, also help them not to worship their Emperor as their God. Ask God to forgive the hearts of men, and cleanse this land.
- Pray without ceasing for the diversion of the direction of the typhoon: ask God to raise up Japanese church leaders and intercessors to stand and intercede without ceasing at the gap for Japan so the direction of typhoon will be diverted, and will not hit Japan with large scale disaster. Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land.”
- Pray for Measures for Flood Prevention: in the coming couple days, may You give the governmental organizations wisdom, strategies and plenty of men-power to prepare with the necessary equipment of prevention, when the typhoon and great rainy disaster hits, them will be able to handle all aspects just in time.
- Pray for God’s grace: ask God to unite churches to pray in one accord through these disasters, that they will preach the gospel so the hearts of the people can be touched by the love of God, so that their souls can be comforted and healed, and to know the goodness of God, as well as there will be lots and lots people coming to Christ.
Pray For Israel
Pray for the potential internal war in Israel
[Current event: Israel’s internal war is approaching, very few talk about it, this is a war that can potentially split the nation: War between Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Liberal Israelis,Ultra-Orthodox Jews (called haredim) are the fastest-growing segment in Israel, currently making up roughly 15 percent of the Jewish population is the fastest growing Jews, about 15% of the population, Israel’s democracy requires a coalition of parties to lead the country. To put his coalition together, Netanyahu had to include two ultra-Orthodox parties, United Torah Judaismand Shas.Ultra-Orthodox Jews do not have television, limited Internet access, and tightly controlled clothing norms and sexual customs. However, the rest of the Israeli population is quite “progressive” and indulgent. As Israel Today states, “As a country, Israel is proud of its tolerance and acceptance of homosexuals. The open gay parliamentarians of the Israeli parliament; the Israel Defense Forces touts its integration with the LGBT community; Tel Aviv is traveled by Israel The ministry promoted the best gay tourist destination; Prime Minister Netanyahu recently highlighted Israel’s acceptance of homosexuality at the American Jewish Committee meeting.” As LGBT activity grew, conflict with ultra-Orthodox Jews became more powerful.
Recently, however, to the consternation of liberal Israelis, “Netanyahu and his Likud Party … helped defeat a motion to include homosexuals in a new amendment to Israel’s surrogacy laws. Homosexuals took to the streets of Tel Aviv in mass protest when the Knesset rejected their appeals. “In response to the liberal outcry, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern insisted that the government of Israel shouldn’t be party to such a ‘wretched’ state of affairs.”Stern’s remarks were widely vilified, as a result of which 200 ultra-Orthodox rabbis wrote a letter supporting him, And they could soon reach a boiling point as the secular population of Israel leans more and more to the left and the haredim lean more and more to the right, while they also continue to grow in numbers and power.
Israel is the most advanced country in the Middle East concerning the right of LGBT, and one of the most advanced countries in Asia. Although in Israel one could not register for same-sex marriage, but as homosexuality was legalized in 1988. She has the title of “the gay capital of the Middle East”. In the 2000s, there were also some violent incidents against LGBT. “In the Pride Parade in Jerusalem in July 2015, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish man YishaiSchlisselwent on a stabbing spree and killed the 16-year-old ShiraBanki. Therefore, the tension is very serious.
Spiritual background: The war between Ultra-Orthodox Jews and the liberal Israelis is like a confrontation between two camps and an ideological war that has been torn apart the nation into two parts. From a spiritual point of view, Satan uses the lies of “progress”, “freedom” and “community integration” to deceive Israel’s acceptance of homosexuality and fall into the sin of indulgence of lust. In particular, Israel is the Chosen people of God. The judgment begins with house of God. God has never soften His requirement for holiness of His chosen people. God has shown through Moses that if you keep the commandments, you will be blessed. If you violate the commandments, deviate from the Word of God, and serve other gods, you will suffer! (Deuteronomy 11:26-28) The confrontation between the ultra-Orthodox and the liberal camps brought hatred and division, fall right into the tricks of the enemy, causing Israel to walk farther away from God’s destiny. The only solution is through the love and redemption of Jesus, to bring the heart of man back to the truth.
Satan tried to completely disintegrate and hinder God’s destiny and calling in the season of 70th anniversary of creation of the Jewish State, but our God is victorious. Let us join together to pray in agreement for Israel, and believe that God will totally turn Israel around, and repossess the lost land ]
See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse— 27 the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known. 2 When the Lord your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim the blessings, and on Mount Ebal the curses(Duet 11:26)
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.(II Corinthian 11:2-3)
Abba Father, in the name of Jesus we declare:
- Sent Your spirit of repentance into Israel, to save the souls of Israel.
- Holy Spirit send Your fire, to cleanse Israel, especial the heart of the people in the places and their residents where the gay parade had passed through.
- Replace the wrong and twisted concept of same sex marriage, with the Truth of the bible and the godly marriage value, so the one husband and one wife, one man and one woman, can be fully restored in Israel!
- Awaken the heart of the young generation, to rediscover the value of Christian family, give them a hate for the homosexual concept, and say “NO” to same sexual marriage and its behavior.
- In the name of Jesus we declare, the fire of the Holy Spirit will rend the heaven and come down and burn down and abolish the stronghold of homosexuality in Israel, declare that our God reign, establish Your throne in Israel, revive Israel to be Your holy Kingdom.
- Forgiveness: Ask God to forgive the Israeli government to allow homosexual parades throughout Israel.
- Cleansing: Ask God to cleanse the soul that has been defiled, and thoroughly cleanse and break the influence of homosexuality.
- Blessings and Curses: Ask the Lord to let Israel commemorate the words of God’s blessings on mount Gerizim, and use the words of God’s curse on the mount Ebalto knock open their hearts, so they will have the fear of the Lord, and turn back to God.
- The love of Jesus: The love of Jesus being released among the ultra-orthodox and liberal Jews, let the truth of God to bring them freedom. Bind the strong men who make them hate each other, give peace and unite with each other.
- Pure and clean heart: May God restore Israel’s pure and clean heart toward Christ, and be dedicate to Christ alone.
Praying for the Turmoil of Gaza-the border。
[In the news: 8/9 Hamas fired more than 150 rockets into the Israeli Gaza border residential areas; there were some injuries in Israel. Israel also retaliated with rockets at 140 Hamas’ military locations in Gaza. The long-term cease-fire negotiations between the two sides was interrupted. Hamas said the move was in retaliation for Israel’s assassination of its members and the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Iran has expressed its support and will do everything in its power to support Palestinian resistance to Israel. The Israeli military said that the Hamas attack on Israel is still under Iranian manipulation. Israel does not rule out retaliation against Iran.
At least 150 rockets have fallen into Israel, and the country’s “Iron Dome” anti-missile system has intercepted at least 11 incoming rockets. Although the interception rate is much lower than expected, the Israeli military said it’s big. Some rockets have fallen into the open space, so the iron scorpion anti-missile system will not intercept these targets. ]
- Pray for the Israeli residents of the Gaza border and nearby: May God show His mercy upon the lives of the Israelites on the Gaza border and minimize the disaster.
- Pray for the Muslim people in Gaza: Ask God’s salvation to come to the innocent people, and let them know the one true God of the supremacy.
- Pray for the Israeli government: Pray for God to pray for the humble spirit, touch the heart of Netanyahu, and lead the people of the country to fast and pray to seek the king of Joshua, as in 20 Chronicles of the Chronicles, to lead all Israel together. To seek God’s help and salvation, to give wisdom and peace to the
- Israeli government, to immediately stop Hamas attacks and prevent the expansion of war.
- Ask God to awaken the people of Gaza to rise up against Hamas – one of the evil leaders who control Gaza.
- Ask God to cutoff the connection of thedark power between Hamas and Iran.
Pray For Iran – Israel’s Greatest Enemy
[Background: The state of Iran is still the archenemy of Israel, which also exert control over the Hezbollah, the Assad regime in Syria and Hamas, to name a few. Iran is beginning a major naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, which is a control point of the waterway into the Persian Gulf, affecting many countries other than Iran. This has triggered an announcement from the US to begin naval exercise in the nearby region. Any attempt to close up the Strait of Hormuz is effectively a declaration of war. The Israeli response is to declare that she will react strongly against any such attempts to close off the Red Sea, which is a strategic waterway through which southern Israel gain access to all the oceans. In the meantime, due to economic problems and anti-government protests, internal instability is building up in Iran.]
- We ask God to help Israel stay vigilant, and respond prudently to each action that Iran is taking.
- Grant wisdom to Israeli and American military leaders, so that they would be able to discern and respond sensibly to what Iran is doing and expressing in public. (Proverbs 8:14-16)
- Shake the political leadership of Iran.
- Break the bow of Elam: according to God’s promise, may the bow of Elam be broken, and the kings and princes be destroyed.
- Break the links of Iran with Hezbollah and Hamas: may the Lord use internal uprisings to break the links of Iran with Hezbollah and Hamas.
- Raising up churches in Iran: use the thriving church in Iran to cause the nation to steer away from the current evil path.
- Pray that God strengthens the Christian brothers and sisters in Iran: Lord, we pray that the peace that transcends all understanding and pure joy in times of trials will fill them up with hope through the Holy Spirit. Cause them to know that God is sovereign and is in full control. He is in the process of shaking, demolishing and restraining. God is establishing for Himself His throne and stronghold in Iran. Pray that God supernaturally meets both the spiritual and physical needs of the brothers and sisters in Iran according to His faithfulness.
(Source: Intercessors for Israel & Pray for persecuted Church ministries )