International Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Israel

By Richard Land
Oct 7, 2004

For the past two years, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has sponsored the International Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Israel. This event has brought together hundreds of thousands of Christians and Jews from all over the world.

I know that you agree that prayer is a powerful force and can literally change seemingly impossible situations. It is to that end I write you, for Israel needs your prayers today more than ever before.

This year’s Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Israel is scheduled for October 17. It would be a special encouragement to me if you could join the thousands of other churches across the country on this special day of prayer.

The Fellowship stands ready to help you make this day of prayer a powerful event in your church. You can visit their website to find the materials they have prepared to help churches observe this important day. Since the day is nearly upon us, they even set aside a special email hotline at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so they can respond to your questions and requests right away. You can also call them toll-free at (866-41-ISRAEL).

Praying together on October 17, we can become part of a tremendous movement of prayer for Israel and peace in the Middle East. Like never before, we understand the unsettling sense of vulnerability that the people of Israel feel. But the God who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. At this time of uncertainty, there can be no better response than for people of faith to come before His throne, humble ourselves, and pray.

I don’t say this lightly – Israel needs you to uphold her in prayer. And the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews needs you to join with thousands of other churches across our nation in a great day of prayer for Israel. Last year, they received many testimonials from churches that set aside time – or devoted an entire service – to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” One church in California devoted its entire worship time to Israel even though the wildfires were raging only a few miles away and thick smoke permeated the church. I believe God has blessed that congregation in a special way!

Thank you for considering this request. Permit me to leave you with this blessing from Psalm 121:7-8: “The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”

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