Prayer Focusweek 14 (Sunday-Shabbat)
FOCUS: Intense Prayer for Israel (UN decision)
God, our God, gave the land of Israel to the Jews as their birthright. As much as our family loves Israel with all of our hearts, HE did not give Israel to us, but to the Jews.
Isn’t it ironic that during this season of Tshuvah that the world would choose to come against Israel – during the season of GOD’s Holy Days!
“In short…Israel’s fight is our fight. And so shall it be until the last terrorist on earth is in a cell or a cemetery.” Tom DeLay.
The Palestinians have set September 20, Tuesday, as the day on which they will ask the United Nations for membership. As for what comes the day after that, no one knows for sure. An Israeli legal expert has predicted chaos. “There are huge legal consequences of establishment of a state which I cannot overstress,” says Daniel Reisner, a longtime peace negotiator for Israel as well as former head of international law for the Israel military. “All of the legal documents we ever signed with the Palestinians [will be] kaput.” These cover water, finances, electricity, the daily transit of Palestinian workers in and out of Israel – the basic mechanics of civil administration for the generation since the Oslo Accords. “There’s a huge potential for legal chaos,” he says (CNN, August 16).
The Palestinian Authority’s top diplomatic envoy to the United States, Maen Rashid Areikat, said this week that the new Palestinian state has no place for Jews. Asked by US reporters about his vision for the new nation he said, “I think it will be in the best interests of the two peoples to be separated first.
The bottom line is this…while a Security Council veto could deny the Palestinians official member status, they can also seek upgraded observer status at the General Assembly as a non-member state.
This could be interpreted as implicit UN recognition of Palestinian statehood because the assembly would be acknowledging that the Palestinians control an actual state. This would require only a simple majority of the General Assembly. Since around 120 countries have already recognized the state of Palestine to date, it would likely win such a vote overwhelmingly.
Verses upon which to meditate:
o Jeremiah 7:7: “Then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers FOREVER and EVER.
o Psalm 94:14: “For Yehovah will not abandon His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.”
o Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
o Zechariah 14:12: “Now this will be the plague with which Yehovah will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.”
o Psalm 122:6:“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you.”
o “Lord God of Abraham, You arethe Covenant-keeper; the One Whose Word and promises are unchangeable. You have stated in Your Word that You chose to give Your people the land of Israel. We pray for Your favor for Prime Minister Netanyahu as he before to the UN to present Israel’s case. Give him wisdom and favor. Help the shackles to fall off the eyes of those who know You. Help those world leaders to stand for what is right. Protect Israel. Thank You for Your intervention not only in the life of Israel but also Your intervention in all our prayer requests. We thank You that Your arm is not short but touches all of these situations. We love and worship You our Lord and King. In Your mighty Name we pray!”
o Phyllis: knee surgery went well – pain is still intense. She is home & doing her therapy! Pray about the pain and flexibility.
o Yvonne: Spoke with Kyle! “A lot of activity going on right now and protesting at his combat post. Prayer for his safety!”
o Natan (Les’a and Don’s son): came to Tucson for the weekend – it’s been a very long time since Jan and he will be leaving for Afghanistan in a couple of weeks.
o Natan: please pray that his family will be able to return prior to his deployment & all pre-deployment decisions will come together easily.
o Huge strides in a family relationship – an enormous answer to prayer!!!!!!!
o Bonnie: feeling much better and has been able to return to work.
o Les’a’s surgery was postponed til Dec – “How wonderful it is knowing that HE orchestrates our lives according to His purpose! GOD knew that I needed two feet during these few weeks prior to Natan’s redeployment. Our God is sooo good!!!!”
o Dawn’s therapists continue to be amazed at how quickly she is healing and at the mobility. She said: “I believe it is because of our Lord and all the prayers – thank you!”
o Yvonne: her Dad is slowing down some & following doctors orders better!
Requests: (please email updates on these situations)
o Dawn: continued prayer for total healing of her knee.
o Matt (Maxine’s son in law): God has been gracious and given him many good months. Cancer is again moving aggressively. He is in much pain and is in hospice. Praying for the family.
o Jon (Phyllis’ son): That God intervenes and places him where he will be encouraged to make good decisions which will impact his family for good, for Your good.
o Yvonne’s grandson: pray that his mom and her boyfriend treat Ryan with love.
o A’s relationship with his daughter – that there would be a
healing and mending of hearts.
o Bob Kaiser (Maxine and Joe’s friend): special prayer for physical healing.
o Judy (Art’s, Norman’s, and Pamela’s friend): God will intervene in health issues. And God will strengthen Frank.
o PJ: inflammation in his back will go down, and his back will to return to normal without surgery. That he will not have to undergo back surgery. Doctors will have wisdom and directions.
o Deb: migraines and onslaught of the enemy.
o Sherri (Dawn’s daughter): that the migraines would permanently leave.
o Sherri (Pamela’s friend’s sister in law): critical condition with stomach/esophagus cancer.
o 6 yr old Elijah (Beverly’s friend): severe shaking in one arm. He wants the shaking to stop and the scary people who he sees at night to go away.
o IDF (Israeli Defense Force, Israel’s army): safety, protection, and wisdom. Many of the residents and soldiers experience 100 enemy assaults/attacks in just ONE week!
o Marita: date she is to return to Israel – she has been approved!
o Favor & wisdom in the work force: that those who need jobs will get jobs. That God will have God-chosen jobs.
o That children will stop running and will turn to God.
o That marriages will be healed.
o Friend: God will open his eyes to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior and that he will accept the word of God.
o Sisters to meet godly men.
o Jon (Phyllis’ son) and David (Bev & Ruben’s son): they return to the God of their parents/ of their youth; that their families be healed.
o Daughter in law: her heart would be drawn to her husband; that the Lord would place believers in her path.
o A’s Medicare situation to be straightened out – to his financial benefit. And for doctors to find the right solution to his health issues.
o All of Deb’s requirements would be fulfilled and that she will get the part-time job.
o Ruthie (Bev’s friend): heavy spiritual attack; that she is encouraged and resists.
o Travis (Les’a & Don’s friend & a man of God): that the Lord would bring him the perfect helpmate – to share his life and to be a partner in ministry.
o Families (all of our families): to be whole and walk in the ways of the Lord!
o CFS (we!): will have wisdom and tenacity to continue on to see victory!