1. Pray for security forces protecting Israel and Jewish communities during Ramadan. It began May 26 and ends June 24. Pray for alertness, readiness, wisdom, and a hedge of protection around those who serve.
Ramadan is the month long period recognized by Arabs to fast, pray, seek Allah for mercy, forgiveness, salvation, and do good deeds to others of like faith. The “Night of Power”, the night on which the Quran was revealed, occurs in the last ten days of the month of Ramadan.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death. But I trust in your grace, my heart rejoices as you bring me to safety. I will sing to Adonai, because he gives me even more than I need. Psalm 13:4b, 6
2. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for government leaders to come into agreement regarding the Israeli−Palestinian conflict. Pray for peace of Jewish communities throughout the world.
It is not just for peace inside the boundaries of Jerusalem nor the boundaries of the state of Israel that need to experience peace. Around the world Jewish people desire to live in peace with their neighbors. Pray for protection from anti-Semitism, terror, economic sanctions, political jeopardy. We need God’s solution to end the Israeli−Palestinian conflict. Government leaders on all levels, national down to community, need God’s wisdom and a heart to do His will.
Oh, how good, how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in harmony. It is like the fragrant oil on the head, that runs down over the beard, over the beard of Aharon, and flows down on the collar of his robes. Psalms 133:1-2
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him demonstrate it by his good way of life, by actions done in the humility that grows out of wisdom. For where there are jealousy and selfish ambition, there will be disharmony and every foul practice. But the wisdom from above is, first of all, pure, then peaceful, kind, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And peacemakers who sow seed in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:13, 16-18
May all Your enemies perish like this, Adonai; but may those who love him be like the sun going forth in its glory! Then the land had rest for forty years. Judges 5:31
3. Pray for Israelis to recognize Yeshua as Messiah and receive salvation.
The 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem brought thousands of Israelis and foreigners to the streets in celebration of the miraculous outcome of the Six Day War in 1967. The war continues for the souls of the Israeli people. But God’s heart is that none will perish. The momentous celebration is when Messiah welcomes home His children.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some people think of slowness; on the contrary, he is patient with you; for it is not his purpose that anyone should be destroyed, but that everyone should turn from his sins. 2 Peter 3:9
Prayer requests for Jacob’s Hope:
- Pray for seed monies for a program to offer start-up loans/gifts for business development. For several years we have partnered with a work-skills training facility within a Jewish Ethiopian community. The skills learned here will be valuable assimilation tools to the Jewish Ethiopians who will immigrate to Israel. Likewise, for those who remain in Ethiopia we want to offer business development opportunities for those acquiring trades or skills who have a business plan and the desire to be self-employed in order to provide for their family and contribute to their community. We hope to raise $50,000 for this project.
- We are praying for more man power to join Jacob’s Hope. There are many ministry opportunities waiting for workers.
Yes, Adonai will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce. Psalm 85:13 TLV
Praise Adonai for answers to prayer
- From May’s prayer request: Our missionaries sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina have returned. They presented “The History of Jewish-Christian Relations” course at the Bible College. They report the students attending classes were bright and well prepared to comprehend and participate in the course. Also the students know they are better equipped to build relationships with the Jewish Argentinian people. Thank You for praying.