Praying for Israel
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned
upon the cherubim, shine forth. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might and come to save us! (Psalm 80:1,2)
Father God, we (I) pray for Israel.
1. Father God!
On Sunday, June 27, U.S. troops carried out another round of strikes in a "defensive" raid on operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, which Iranian aid militias use as coordination centers for shipping and transferring high-tech conventional weapons; four members of the Sayyeyria al-Shuhada fraction were killed in the attack. The Pentagon's John Kirby reports the United States has acted "in its own defense" as a military measure against continued attacks by Iran-backed militia targeting the United States personnel and facilities in Iraq. Iranian media said “The ‘revenge’ is completely prepared;" Shiite militant group, the Kataib Sayyed al-Shuhada, said it would now stage an "open war" against the United States targeting U.S. military aircraft in Iraqi airspace. Iranian President Rouhani is also strengthening cooperation with Turkey on domestic war issues in Yemen and Syria, saying Islamic countries should work together to confront Israel. On Monday, June 28, U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli President Reuben Rivlin that Iran would never be able to obtain nuclear weapons as long as he was in the oval office and said, “I ordered an air strike last night against a group of Iranian-backed militias in response to recent attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.” Biden says he has a firm commitment to Israel, works closely with the new Israeli government and expects to meet Bennett at the White House soon. "The United States is our best friend who shares the values of democracy and liberalism," Israeli President Rivlin said. "Your declaration has just come to an understanding that we have good friends in the White House," he said. President Rivlin continued to meet Chair of the House Republican conference Elise Stefanik and Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States house of Representatives; On Tuesday, he will meet with 20 UN ambassadors, including Russia, Britain, Bahrain and Morocco before returning to Israel on June 30. Father God, Israeli President Rivlin, whose term ends on July 7, is visiting the United States to further strengthen relations between the United States and Israel. Please protect him until he finishes his schedule and bless Isaac Herzog's inauguration as 11th President of Israel on 9 July. Father God, Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, planned to build military bases in the Middle East to attack Israel under a plan to wipe Israel off the ground. Iran's new president-elect, Ebraham Raisi, hardline conservative following Hassan Rouhani, said he would certainly take advantage of the current administration's experience. Raisi has no intention of meeting with President Biden and is also taking the same hard line against Israel. Let America and Israel have a good relationship to the end; let America keep moving on with the pro-Israel policy that God rejoices. Bless Bennett, the new prime minister of Israel, so that he realizes God's will and obeys Him.
2. Father God!
On June 24, Prime Minister Bennett's government banned foreign tourists from entering Israel until August 1, as Israel faced an increasing number of coronavirus cases. Since 250 students and 50 teachers were first confirmed the Covid-19 strain known as Delta, the number of confirmed cases exceeds an average of 100 cases per day. Thus, Bennett, announced mandatory wearing of indoor masks; he said his priority is protecting Israeli citizens and wanted to reduce confusion in daily life as much as possible. Father God, entry to Israel's airport has been postponed until August 1 due to the outbreak of new Covid-19 strain in Israel again. But on June 27, 115 people, the tribe of Manasseh, who were being held to be treated in Delhi, India, due to a positive reaction against Covid-19 at the time of Aliya in May, arrived in Israel. They were put in quarantine without a welcoming ceremony. Father God, rule over Covid-19 in Israel and the world. Let the Jews who must return from the nations return; find and save the lost tribes of Israel. " Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! Restore us, O god; let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Psalm 80:1-3)" As Your word, find and lead the tribes of Israel, O God, the Shephard of Israel! Reveal the power of the Lord, let Your face shine, and save them.
3. Father God!
Blessed is CWMI Israel Bible College for four weeks from June 15 to July 9th. Please add wisdom and knowledge of the Word to Pastor Kim, In-sik for the pastors’ special class and Pastor Yoon, Hyun-jin for the first step class. Give them the gift of teaching so to deliver God's Word about Israel well. Also, to all participants who learn the Word about Israel, give wisdom and power to realize it, to plant it to their heart, and to obey it. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you! (Psalm 122:6)”
As this word, let us love Jerusalem and pray for the peace of the Jerusalem.
4. Father God!
“2021 Israel Seminar for Korean Missionaries Abroad”, planned in 2020, but postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic, will be held in three divided sessions: the first round in Jerusalem on October 19-26, 2021, the second round in January 2022, and the third round after Pentecost of 2022. To fulfill the word, Jeremiah 31:10, rule over the COVID-19 pandemic fully, and open the airways, so that the gates of the gospel open again toward Israel and the world. Give your grace, adding the Power of the Word to the instructors, so that all the missionaries who attend take their responsibilities for the mission of this age through the messages at this seminar. Therefore, let them call for the restoration of Israel and the second coming of the Lord along with the gospel of salvation in their mission fields. Let them be loyal and wise servants with faith who distribute food by season. Bless the serving hands and praying knees of churches and individuals that support and serve all missionaries.
Father God! Thank you for calling all of us, Gentiles, as intercessors and servants for God’s great and precious work. Let us pray for the peace of Jerusalem with the mission of the perfect watchmen over the wall. We want to be fully responsible for our precious mission of praying and serving until Jehovah God establishes Jerusalem and make her the praise of the earth. Let us always live by the faith fully filled with Holy Spirit. Let us stay healthy.
« In the name of Yeshua Messiah, I (we) pray for Israel.
Praying for the Nations
For he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness. (Psalm 96:13)
Father God, I (we) pray for the nation.
1. Father God!
I pray for 29,000 Korean missionaries who work hard in all nations with the gospel. In particular, I pray for the 2021 ‘Korean World Missionary Fellowship’ (KWMF) held at Handong Global University from July 13 to 16. Through the mission conference, which consists of both online and face-to-face due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, reveal God's plans and works toward all nations, and be glorified and praised. "And this gospel of kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14) "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Act 1:8) Thank you that Gospel is being preached to all nations as You said. Through the forefathers of faith and churches who served as witnesses of the Lord with this gospel to the end of the world, I am grateful that the gospel of salvation, that says death of the cross, resurrection, ascension, and return of Messiah Yeshua, is being proclaimed today to all nations, peoples, and dialects. " For he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness…before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the people with equity." (Psalm 96:13; 98:9) As Your word, bless all the churches, your servants, missionaries, and your saints who are preparing for the path of the Lord to return today.
2. Father God!
On June 28, the New York Times of the U.S. reported that a research paper of the University of Washington’s research team had been adopted in the scientific journal ‘Nature’. The vaccine (mRNA) made by Pfizer and Moderna set off a persistent immune reaction in the body that may protect against the coronavirus for years. Research director Dr. Alli Ellebedy said the key to a strong immune response is found within germinal centers, which are located in lymph nodes and train antibodies how to fight the virus, long-term. He said germinal centers typically peak one to two week after immunization, and wane. The reactions continued for almost four months after vaccination is good signal. “Usually, 4-6 weeks there’s not much left,” said Deepta Bhattachaya, an immunologist at the University of Arizona. But germinal centers simulated by the mRNA vaccines are still going, months into it, and not a lot of decline in most people.” The newspaper analyzed this research and said that the result suggest that a vast majority of mRNA vaccinated people will be protected over the long term-at least, against the existing coronavirus variants. With only vaccinated tour groups allowed into Israel, the European Union will introduce vaccination-passports to all EU member states from July 1; coronavirus test and vaccination-passport check will double the time that travel passengers stay at the airport. Father God, thank you to the Lord for governing the coronavirus and variants that are still active in many countries around the world. Jesus said, "There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and and great signs from heaven. (Luke 21:11)" Pestilences is one of the signs of the last days; the Covid-19 Pandemic makes us realize that the day is near. Father God, let us wake up and pray for the nations, discerning God's words and will. "And this gospel of kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)” As You said, let us know that Jerusalem, the beginning of Gospel is now the end of Gospel and it’s near that the King of the Jews comes as the King of kings. Therefore, let us prepare for the way of the Lord to come again.
3. Father God!
I continue to pray for Lebanon. In the wake of political conflicts over the past nine months, nationwide protests have begun last Monday; Lebanon has been in crisis since autumn 2019 because of economic collapse, inflation and exchange rates plummeting 90 percent in the past. Please have mercy on Lebanon; to make matters worse, it is on the brink of collapse of its security forces. Father God, let Lebanon form a new government that considers people first, not the political conflict; economically, make it stable at least. Especially, if the military collapses, Lebanon's national security will be in complete danger. Protect the mission groups and churches and ministers in Lebanon who pray and serve for the needs and safety of millions of refugees. In this reality, I confess that the only thing that Lebanon needs above all is our Lord Yeshua. Please help the churches and saints of Lebanon not be discouraged by seeing the things on the earth but looking up the holy kingdom of God; Holy Spirit, help them not to give up to the end, but to do good and pray, so to be into salvation.
« In the name of Yeshua Messiah, we (I) prayed for the nations. Amen.
Praying for the United States
Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves
a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure
in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live. (EZE 18:31-32)
Father God, I (we) pray for the US.
1. Father God!
On the 24th, the U.S. state of New York signed the Gender Recognition Act that allows New Yorkers to use "X" as a non-binary sex designation, other than "male" and "female", on driver's license and birth certificate. According to foreign media, this day marks the 10th anniversary of the passage of a law allowing same-sex marriage in New York, and Governor Cuomo said, "Every New Yorkers deserves to be free from discrimination and have state-issued identification and processes that respect who they are. New York continues to lead the way in ensuring LGBTQ people are treated equally in every part of the law and society." According to the Gender Recognition Act, “X” gender refers to people who are non-binary, including gender non-conforming, transgender, and intersex. Father God, may you have mercy on New York City, which is seized by the power of the whore; I pray that the governor of New York and the people with power, who are rebellious and lead the ignorant people to hell, will repent in fear of God who will come soon and judge the world. Lord, in this end time, let the Christians of America mourn that the state systematically makes laws against the word of God and pray wholeheartedly that God's law, which is outstanding above all laws, governs the land of America. I look forward to seeing the day when the world, including the United States, stand upright on the word of God, and praise the Lord who will fulfill it.
2. Father God!
A pro-life group led by college students gathered at cathedrals in seven cities of the U.S. on June 17 as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) pushed ahead with the procedure to deny communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians. (June 22, Christian Today) According to the report, the "Students for Life of America" held a "Fight for Life & Faith" rally in front of Catholic churches in Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tyler, Texas. Simultaneously; the rally was held a day before the vote on the agenda (18th) to urge withholding Catholic communion from Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. On June 19, The U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference voted to reject abortion supporters like President Joe Biden from attending the communion. The debate revolved around the meaning of the communion, but it is interpreted as a rebuke to Biden and other Catholics who continue to support and promote abortion. In the meantime, the Catholic leadership warned President Biden about his policy of supporting abortion, stressing, "The president declares himself Catholic, but forcing to support abortion with taxes should be corrected because he is acting against the Catholic faith." Father God, I hear that the ban on pro-abortion politicians’ participating communion, including President Biden, has been passed. I am grateful that the pro-life organization led by college students united to shout against abortion to this end. Through this decision, let the president and politicians of the United States, who are supporting abortion groups with tax, reflect on the meaning of the communion, and realize the Lord, who respects life, so that policies on abortion law will be changed. I expect the Lord will destroy the deception that encourages abortion on American soil.
3. Father God!
A conservative Christian legal group in the United States has filed a constitutional appeal with the Supreme Court against the city of Boston's decision to reject raising the Christian flag. (June 27, Christian Daily) In May 2017, the Jewish-Christian education group, ‘Camp Constitution’ tried to raise the Christian flag at the Constitution Day event at the Boston City Hall, but the city refused the request. Thus, the Liberty Counsel, a legal representative, asked the Supreme Court whether the decision of the city of Boston to reject the request violated the right of freedom of religion. Outside Boston City Hall are three flags stand; two of them flying the American flag and Boston flag, mostly the city flag on the third flag, but citizens can petition to raise another flag temporarily. For example, the flag of the city of Boston, where hoisting is allowed, bears the inscription "SICUT PATRIBUS, SIT DEUS NOBIS," meaning ‘God is with us as He was with our ancestors’, with the city seal. Thank you, Father God, for making the Christian groups to raise the voice of truth; they were set up as the light and salt of the world. Let the U.S. government, which establishes laws against God in the name of human rights and equality, stand with fear and trembling before the word of the Lord, who says, "You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell… (Numbers 35:34)." I declare in faith that the truth of the Lord will eventually prevail in American lands. I trust You, Lord, King of America, to restore America to a new land built by the holiness of truth.
« In the name of Yeshua Messiah, we (I) prayed for America. Amen.
Praying for South Korea
Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely
not on ourselves bot on God who raised the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril,
and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. (1COR 1:9-10)
Father God, I (we) pray for South Korea.
1. Father God!
In line with the comprehensive anti-discrimination law, the Equality Act was eventually proposed by the ruling party despite continued opposition from civic groups, religious circles, professors and doctors' groups. The proposed legislation also states about sexual orientation and gender identity that most citizens concern; it is stated that people should not be discriminated against gender, disability, medical history, age, country of origin, ethnicity, race, color, region of origin, appearance, genetic information, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, family situation, religion, ideology or political opinion, criminal record, sexual orientation, gender identity, employment, and social status. The bill will be submitted to the plenary session after a committee review; if it passes at the National Assembly, it will be transferred to the government and promulgated. Meanwhile, it was reported that the number of people who participate in petition for opposition to the Equality Act exceeded the 100,000-member screening requirement in just four days; that clearly showed the current state of public sentiment over the "Equality Bill". (June 22, Christian Today) As soon as 100,000 people were reached, the National Coalition for Democracy, which opposes the anti-discrimination law in hopes of true equality, issued a welcoming statement titled "The national petition against the equality bill received 100,000 consents in just four days!" "The media outlets that have spread fake news as if the legislation of anti-discrimination law was the opinion of majority public should be ashamed of the anti-discrimination laws," they said. "People no longer fall for the name of 'equality laws'. The Equality Act undermines democracy by destroying the balance between freedom and equality, makes the idea of dismantling the biological differences between men and women dominate the legislative, judicial, and administrative governments, and furthermore, it is an extremely dangerous law that tries to make the Republic of Korea a neo-totalitarian state. It has become widely recognized by the public,” they evaluated. In the UK, the number of applicants for youth gender change has more than 33 times in the past 10 years after establishing equality laws to educate schools advocating homosexuality and gender change. Thank you, Father God, for awakening the conscience of the people who cannot agree with the evil law against God's creative order while evil is dominant. Please reproach lawmakers who proposed the equality law despite opposition from the Christian community and experts. Destroy the deceit to deprive the people’s rights, and let the political leaders repent in awe of you. Lord, I pray that you will protect our next generation by blocking the equality bill, and that God's name will be hollowed in this land.
2. Father God!
In the surrounding crisis of the Korean church, there are voices calling for the integration of the coalition agencies to block the anti-discrimination and equality laws. (June 28, Christian Today) In front of the Korean Christian Union Center in Jongno, Seoul, church officials issued a statement calling for the unity of the association; they said, "The church can defeat opposition forces when it moves in one voice. The Korean church today is being challenged more strongly than ever by the large society and the government. The reason for this is that the Korean church is divided into pieces and has not been able to speak in a united voice.” "The Korean church has not effectively dealt with the anti-discrimination law, homosexuality, religious taxation, and restoration of worship," he said. "Now, we demand that the church strongly speak out in one voice. With the Korean church now, we can never overcome the challenges of injustice everywhere. The denomination leaders and general secretary who love the Korean church strongly urge the KKC, the KKC, and the KKK to come together as one and move forward with one voice.” "Only one leadership can protect the definition of the Korean church," they said. "The heads, general secretaries and officials of each denomination should put everything down and step up to integration so that the denominations can resolve it at the General Assembly in September." Thank you, Father God, for letting us hear the call for the integration of coalition agencies amid the total crisis in Korean politics and the crisis in the church. Even if the Korean church is criticized in the world and conflicts continue among churches, all turn around and participate in the death of the cross to repent the sins of secularization and division and humbly rely on God. For more than 71 years in Korea, a free democratic country, God let churches have been free to spread the gospel and missionary work; I pray that churches will continue to unite and obey this mission in the future, too. Let the church realize the sovereignty of God, who rules the Republic of Korea with spiritual awakening and prayer, move more humbly to the place of prayer, and pray for the country and political leaders.
« In the name of Yeshua Messiah, I (we) prayed for South Korea. Amen.
Proclaiming prayer for Israel and all other nations
1. In the name of Messiah Yeshua, the king of Jews, I proclaim.
l The great kings’ city, Jerusalem shall be fully filled with the peace of Yeshua, the king of Jews!
l The powers that divide Jerusalem and prevent the return of the King will be collapsed by self-destruction!
l Persian influence, supporting the neighboring countries to be against Jerusalem, will be cut off!
l All saints in the whole world shall be watchmen over the walls of Jerusalem!
l The sound of idolatry, in Jerusalem and the land of Israel, shall be cut off! Let it disappear and vanish! Amen!
2. In the name of Messiah Yeshua, the king of Jews, I proclaim.
l The miracle of salvation, healing, and restoration shall be full in every church in Israel every day!
l The movement to know Yeshua, a Jewish man, shall be a trend in the campus of Israeli universities! Amen!
3. In the name of Messiah Yeshua, the king of Jews, I proclaim.
l This year shall be a major turning point for Jewish Aliyah in all around the world!
l Jewish people living in Russia, central Asia, and all other areas shall quickly return to their motherland before the doors shut!
l Korean churches, in all nations, seeing the flag of Aliyah, shall participate in the Mission for Israel! Amen!
4. In the name of Messiah Yeshua, the king of Jews, I proclaim.
l All the chain of oppression binding Arabic children and women shall shatter!
l Children and women in Arab countries shall be the gateway to the blessings of the Gospel!
l The dirty spirit of Homosexuality, covering the whole world, shall crumble! Amen!
5. In the name of Messiah Yeshua, the king of Jews, I proclaim.
l The wind of reform to understand Israel shall blow in the Korean Churches!
l The wicked forces behind the North Korean regime shall be collapsed and self-destructed!
l The brave believers shall be raised and restored in North Korea so that the Gospel shall spread widely!
6. In the name of Messiah Yeshua, the King of Jews, King of kings, I proclaim.
l The fascination of Antichrist, the world monolithic government such as the Illuminati, Jesuit, Freemason, and the united religion, shall be clearly exposed!
l Wise and loyal servants of God shall discern and teach so that the saints will be awake without being deceived!
l The Grace of our Lord, Yeshua Messiah, the love of God, and the communion of Holy Spirit shall be filled upon all Christians who pray for the peace of Jerusalem and world mission! Amen!
« Above all supplication, I (we) pray in the name of Yeshua Messiah.
« Finish with God’s prayer. Amen.