We are encouraged to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The question is why and how to do that?
I have found that what happens to Israel in the physical is often a picture of what is happening to the Church in the spiritual. The same spirit that is attacking Israel also hates the Church. The spirit of anti-Semitism is closely related to the spirit of anti-Christ.
Israel has been under constant attack from Gaza for several weeks now. Hundreds of rockets have been launched against cities in Southern Israel resulting in several casualties and deaths among the citizens of Israel who are just going about their daily lives. The missile defense system developed in cooperation with the United States has been helpful in bringing down many of those incoming rockets, but some rockets still get through and cause damage, fear and casualties. “Father, we cry out to You for relief from these rocket attacks. Change the hearts of those who hate Israel. Cause the rocket attacks to cease, in Jesus’ Name.”
“Abba, we also ask Your protection for Your people, the Church, against the attacks mounted by the enemy of our souls. Cause the lies and slander leveled against believers to be exposed for what they are—lies. Set a shield against the schemes of hell to discourage Your people with fear, division, jealousy. Keep Your people pure and holy. We praise You that nothing can separate us from Your love in Christ Jesus. May we be the people of God You want us to be. Use us to draw others to Yourself, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”