31 Scripture-Based Petitions and Proclamations
for every day of the month
By Sandra Teplinsky
The Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father who is in heaven, reveal to Israel Your loving, faithful and personal Fatherhood. May Your holy Name be worshiped in Your holy land. May Your kingdom come in purity and power, and Your will be done in Israel, as it is in heaven. Give Your people the daily physical and spiritual bread they need to live for You. Forgive their sin according to Your covenant promises. Please release Your grace on them so they may forgive those who sin against them. Do not lead them into temptation, but deliver them from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, power and glory forever. (Matt. 6:9-13)
The Peace of Jerusalem:
Son of David, Jerusalem belongs to You, for it is the city of the Great King (Ps. 48:2, Isa. 60:14, Ps. 132:13-14, Matt. 5:35). Surround and saturate Jerusalem with Your peace (Ps. 122:6, Isa. 33:20; 40:2). You are the One wonderfully restoring and building her up (Ps. 147:2). Though nations gather against the city to divide her, protect Jerusalem and make her an immovable rock (Zech. 12:3). Pour upon her inhabitants a spirit of grace and supplication so they will recognize You (Zech. 12:10). Let Jerusalem be a praise in all the earth (Isa. 62:7). May she soon be the chief city of worship unto YHVH (Ps. 102:21; 122:4; 147:12, Isa. 27:13, Zech. 8:22; 14:17). Fulfill Jerusalem’s destiny to minister Your Word and truth to the nations (Isa. 2:3, Zech. 8:3, 22), dispensing righteousness and justice to the Gentiles (Jer. 33:16, Isa.60:3; 62:1-2, Ps. 122:5). Establish Jerusalem as holy unto You (Isa. 4:3; 27:13; 52:1; 66:20, Joel 3:17, Zech. 8:3; 13:1; 14:21). Make her the city of Your comfort, (Isa. 40:1-2; 52:9; 60:15; 62:2; 65:18; 66:10, Zeph. 3:14, Zech. 9:9), glory and splendor (Isa. 52:1; 60: 1, 7, 13, 19; 62:2-3; Ez. 43:1-2, Zech. 2:5). Protect, purify and empower believers, congregations and ministries in Jerusalem by being a wall of fire about them (Zech. 2:5).
I/We pray for all those in positions of authority in Israel, that Your people may lead peaceable lives in godliness and reverence towards You (1 Tim. 2:1-4). The Israeli government is on Your shoulders (Isa. 9:6) and there are no authorities except those You appoint (Ro. 13:1). Raise up and protect national, regional and city leaders whose hearts fear You. Give them supernatural wisdom and strength to govern rightly, for the kings’ hearts are in Your hands (Prov. 21:1). Surround Israel’s “kings” with wise counselors who discern Your ways. Replace contention and confusion with divine order. Enable the branches of government to work together in unity for the good of Your people, according to Your will. Please bring all changes needed in the government system for effective, efficient and righteous leadership. Expose and cleanse from the government all corruption. Raise up godly authorities in the realms of military, media, education, health, business and religion. Protect and empower them.
Protect, mature, strengthen and empower Israeli believers in faith, hope, and most of all, love (1 Cor. 13:13). Give them boldness to share Yeshua in fiery love, truth, signs and wonders. Raise up shepherds after Your own heart to pastor Your flocks (Jer. 3:15). Summon Israeli intercessors to stand in the gap before You in prayer for Your people (Ez. 22:30). Reconcile male and female in Yeshua, that Messianic women might serve You and Your people, alongside Messianic men, free of unbiblical restraint (Gal. 3:28). Provide spiritual and material resources for Messianic Israelis to serve you effectively as a light to Israeli society.
One New Humanity:
As members of one new humanity, empower Jewish believers to bless Gentile believers locally and around the world, humbly and meekly, in unconditional love. Empower Gentile believers to likewise bless their Jewish brothers and sisters (Eph. 2:1416). Please make a way for every Gentile believer You call to visit or live in Israel to do so. “Aliens will join them and unite with the house of Jacob” (Isa. 14:1, Lev. 19:34). Mercifully open the eyes of Christians, including Arab believers, to the truth of Your everlasting covenant with Israel (Gen. 12:1-3; 28:13-14, Ro. 9:1-4; 11:1). Forgive the Church for the evil of anti-Jewish, anti-Israel theologies, old and new, that seek to remove Your promises from Israel. Expose and overturn lies that distance Christians from Israel due to the Palestinian conflict. Stir the Church to “not boast…or be arrogant” toward Israel (Ro. 11:18-210, TLV). Inspire Christians to share according to Your Word: “For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings” (Ro. 15:27). Fulfill Your end times destiny for Jews and Gentiles, as one in Messiah, to be a testimony of Yeshua to the world (John 13:35; 17:21). Pour out grace for believing Jews, Arabs, and other ethnicities in Israel to reconcile in You as one new humanity (Ps. 133:1, Eph. 2:15).
Israel’s Salvation – part I of III:
As You have long desired to do for Israel, would you “heal their waywardness and love them freely” (Hos. 14:4). Graciously allow the Jewish people to hear You speak personally to their hearts: “’Is not [Israel] My dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him” (Jer. 31:20). “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness” (Jer. 31:3). Yeshua, You Who wept over Jerusalem, fulfill the yearning of Your heart for worship and love of the Jewish people. Cause Your Word to be fulfilled: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord is Your God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all you strength” (Deut. 6:4-5, MEV).
Israel’s Salvation – part II of III:
Despite our sin, please give Israel great grace to turn back to You. Restore us to righteousness for the sake of Your holy name. (1 Sam. 12:20-22, TLV). “We do not make requests of You because we are righteous, but because of Your great mercy. O Lord, listen! Oh, Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act!” (Dan. 9:18-19) Hear the heart lament of Your covenant people and grant a gift of repentance. “The Lord longs to be gracious to you [Israel]…How gracious He will be when you cry for help. As soon as He hears, He will answer you” (Isa. 30:18-19). “Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God…Say to Him, ‘Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously’” (Hos. 14:1-2).
Israel’s Salvation – part III of III:
Sovereign One, would You remove the veil over Israel so Messiah may be revealed to them (2 Cor. 3:14, Isa. 53). Pour upon Zion “a spirit of grace and supplication [so] they will look on Me, the one they have pierced, and mourn for Him as one … grieves for a first born son” (Zech. 12:10). Cause the salvation and Spirit-fullness of the Gentiles to provoke Israel to jealousy for her Messiah (Ro. 11:11, 25-26). “O Lord, save Your people, the remnant of Israel” (Jer. 31:7). “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved” (Ro. 10:1). Make Your salvation known to Jewish people living in the nations, as well as in the land. Raise up laborers around the world for an unprecedented harvest of Jewish people.
Abba, would You release on Israel a spirit of brotherly love that leads to unity as flesh-and-blood family members and children of one Father. Remind the Jewish people how good and pleasant it is when they dwell together in unity, for there You command blessing (Psalm 133:1). Heal strife and enmity among political, religious, ethnic and economic factions in society. Empower and strengthen the Body of believers to model genuine humility, love and unity.
Protection and Defense:
“Let Israel say, if the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us….they would have swallowed us alive…Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth….Our help is in the name of the Lord” (Ps. 124:1-8). Please “keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings from … my deadly enemies who surround me” (Ps. 17:8-9, NKJV). Along all Israel’s borders, would You dispatch angelic guardian hosts and warrior battalions. Protect Your land from division by the nations. “Hide [Israel] in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of men…keep [her] secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues” (Ps. 31:20, NKJV). Bring the counsel of ungodly nations to nothing, and their plans against Israel to no effect (Ps. 33:10). Protect Your people from terror in the streets.. Guard Israel’s borders from attack by land, air or sea. Expose and overturn schemes of evil destruction against the Jews. Keep us from ungodly alliances with nations seeking to entrap us. May Israel trust in You for deliverance, not in her own strength, skill, military might or in the favor of other nations.
Please protect Israel’s mountains and northern borders from foreign invasion, for in Your Word her fiercest enemies come from the north. Summon Your shields to cover the north, for “the shields of the earth belong to God” (Ps. 47:9, NKJV). Expose and neutralize underground tunnels of terror. Defend Israel from foreign attack, especially by those nations referenced in Your prophetic Word (for example, Ez. 38:14-39:29). If enemies do invade from the north, “show [Your] greatness and [Your] holiness, and make [Yourself] known in the sight of many nations” (Ez. 38:23). Protect, strengthen and embolden Messianic believers in the north.
Coastal and Central Regions:
Guard and defend Israel’s Mediterranean coast from foreign invasion. Mercifully command evil schemes aboard vessels or underwater to be exposed and neutralized as peaceably as possible. Rule over the sea coast according to Your Word: “The voice of the Lord is over the waters…the Lord thunders over the mighty waters…the Lord sits enthroned over the flood…the Lord blesses His people with peace” (Ps. 29:3,10-11). Bless with peace the Mediterranean coast to be enjoyed with thanksgiving and used for good as a shipping harbor, media center and hi-tech hub. Prosper the center of Israel as a region of farming, agriculture and industry. Protect, strengthen and embolden Messianic congregations and believers in the coastal and central regions.
Please be a shield to Israel’s south, the desert You have enabled to bloom. Send Your watcher and warrior angels to guard our southern borders from infiltration, terror, war or other forms of attack. Thank you for intercepting and miraculously re-directing rockets and missiles shot from Gaza into southern Israeli civilian centers. Enhance peaceable cooperation with the Bedouin in the Negev, many of whom have blessed the Jewish people. Sustain cooperative relations with Egypt and Jordan over shared borders and interests. Expose and shake enemy hideouts and tunnels in desert lands, for “the voice of the Lord shakes the desert” (Ps. 29:8). Make a way where there seems to be none for the Negev to grow as an agricultural, industrial, hi-tech and military center (Isa. 43:19). “Provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland to give drink to … the people [You] formed for [Yourself] that they may proclaim [Your] praise” (Isa. 43:20-21). Protect, strengthen and embolden Messianic congregations and believers in the south.
Judea and Samaria, aka the West Bank:
Shield of Abraham, would you protect the Jews living in settlements from terror and other forms of military invasion. Expose and dismantle violent conspiracies, tunnels and never-before-seen modes of attack. Expose the lies condemning Israeli settlements as illegal. Draw Palestinians to faith in Jesus and to an embrace of Israel. Implement true and righteous justice between them and Israel. Expose the errors and evils of Palestinian Christian theologies that teach God’s covenant with Israel has expired. Protect, strengthen and embolden the Palestinian remnant following You in Spirit and in truth. Raise up Palestinian leaders who seek genuine peace, discern honest justice, and operate with wisdom. Do not allow Israel’s land to be wrongly divided, for “I know You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2). Graciously thwart invasion of the West Bank by ISIS, Hamas, and other groups seeking to destroy the Jewish state. Mercifully spare Israel from a false peace treaty with the Palestinian people. Protect, strengthen and embolden Messianic Jews living in Judea and Samaria.
Send Your Spirit to convict and convert the hearts of Israel’s enemies. Expose the demonic deception and distortion of truth regarding Israel which drives them. Dismantle anti-Israel networks in the spheres of international law, media and religion, as well as militarily. May Israel’s enemies turn to You and find salvation in Jesus. As to those who persistently resist You, “May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame” (Ps. 129:5-6). “Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech, for I see [their] violence and strife” (Ps. 55:9). “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is … my shield in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. … Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose [handshakes] are deceitful” (Ps. 144:1-2, 11). When Your enemies rage against You, rebuke them and say, “I have installed my King on Zion, My holy hill. … Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth [and] serve the Lord with fear” (Ps. 2: 6, 10-11). Defender of Israel, “see how Your enemies are astir, how Your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against Your people; they plot against those You cherish. ‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.’ … ‘Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.’ Make them like tumbleweed, O my God…pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm. … May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. Let them know that You, whose name is the Lord – that You alone are the Most High over all the earth” (Ps. 83:1-4, 12-18).
Restoration of Israel:
Restore Israel according to Your Word, physically to the Land and spiritually to You. “Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, proclaim it in distant coastlands: He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over His flock like a shepherd” (Jer. 31:10). Fulfill Your covenant promise: “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of My holy name…I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God.” (Ez. 36: 22-28) Despite international opposition, bring to glorious completion the current process of Your promised restoration.
Creator, glorify Yourself through the mercy You shower on Your land. Supply water to sustain life, for which we depend wholly on You. Thank you for water saving technologies You have enabled Israel to develop and share with the world. “The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands” (Deut. 28:12). “Then He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful” (Isa. 30:23).
Call each of Your people who are still in the nations back to the land of Israel at Your appointed time. Give grace for them to heed Your holy call. “In that day the Lord will reach out His hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of His people and gather the exiles of Israel…from the four corners of the earth” (Isa. 11:11-12). Strengthen with joy new immigrants as they settle in the land. Help them overcome the difficulties, learn Hebrew, support their families and absorb into society. May fewer find it necessary to leave Israel and go back to their former homes. “It will … be said, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where He had banished them.’ For [You] will restore them to the land [You] gave to their forefathers” (Jer. 16:15). Raise up more Gentiles who will aid in the Jews’ return and absorption. “See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up My banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders” (Isa. 49:22). Please overturn current Israeli policies that restrict or refuse aliyah to Messianic Jews.
Pour out Your Spirit on Israel’s children and youth. Protect them from worldliness, terror and other spiritual or physical harm (Psalm 102:28). Secure their childhood in Your love and shalom. Teach them Your ways. Grow a righteous remnant for the next generation and future leaders who worship You. Please “turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Mal. 4:6). Be a father to the fatherless in the land (Ps. 68:5).
Bless the Arab minority in Israel with Your love and salvation. Prosper and reward those who are loyal citizens (Lev. 19:34). Protect those fighting faithfully in the Israeli Defense Forces. Guide those holding positions of authority. Convict and bring to repentance Israeli Arabs who seek the Jewish state’s destruction. Mercifully expose and overturn home grown terror cells and lone wolves before their schemes can be hatched. In the Body of believers and beyond, release forgiveness and reconciliation among Israeli Jews, Arabs, Arameans, Druze, Bedouin and other minorities (John 17:21). Bless, strengthen, protect and embolden Israeli Arab Christians who genuinely follow Jesus. Where genuine injustice against Arab and other minorities exists, give wisdom and strategy to Israel for peaceable and speedy correction (Psalm 89:14).
Praise You, Lord, for how You have prospered many of Your people in the land. “The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to” (Deut. 28:8). At the same time, please give much needed wisdom to lower Israel’s high cost of housing and living. Mercifully shield the people from material greed and expose those guilty of unjust gain. Show the nation how to reduce its high level of poverty, and care for the needy and destitute, including Holocaust survivors. Stir desire to “defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy” (Ps. 82:3-4). Cause the global movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel, which seeks to economically strangle her, to do her no harm but backfire for her good.
Israel and the Nations:
May Israel be a light to the nations by upholding Your Word of Truth. May she continue to bless the world through medical, scientific, agricultural and technological advances inspired by You. At the same time, may she gladly remain, for Your holy purpose, “set apart from the other nations” (Nu. 23:9, NLT). Bless those that bless Israel (Gen. 12:3). Bless her relations with cooperative, moderate Arab states and other nations. Thank You that Israel is less dependent on the US than in the past. Grant moral clarity to ruling international bodies (UN, EU, ICC and others) in responding to lies and attacks against Israel. Expose and overturn anti-Semitism within the spheres of international law, media, religion and politics.
Captain of the armies of heaven, please surround Israeli soldiers with Your defending, warring angels. Strengthen and protect every believer in the army, navy, air force, police or secret service. Empower them to reveal Messiah to others in their units. Disclose to military and other intelligence agents the secrets of darkness in order to keep Israel secure. But Israel’s military secrets, please keep safe. Confuse the communications of her enemies. As in ancient times, reveal strategies of defense and attack. Maintain or establish righteousness throughout Israel’s security and armed forces. Shield her troops from physical, spiritual or emotional harm. Let them say, “With Your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall…He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me Your shield of victory….You armed me with strength for battle; You made my adversaries bow at my feet. You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.” (Ps. 18:29, 34-35, 39-40)
Please supply abundant spiritual and physical resources to pro-life ministries in Israel. Increase their effectiveness and expand their influence. Reveal biblical truth about abortion to rabbis, physicians and the public (Jer. 1:5; 20:17, Ps. 139:13,16). Restore sexual purity in the land. Soften the hearts of women pregnant with unplanned children, turning them toward the son or daughter within. Bring to a swift end the availability of free abortion for women serving in the armed forces. Cleanse the land from this institutionalized shedding of innocent Jewish blood.
Father, only You can vanquish the religious strongholds over Israel. For Your sake, O God, I/we ask you break the powers of Islam, unbiblical or false Judaism, and distorted or false Christianity. Dismantle their influence on culture, law and society. Halt expressions of religiously driven, violent hate. Let worship of YHVH arise in Spirit and truth across the land. Mercifully draw to Yourself those enslaved by religion who “have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men” (Mark 7:9). Pour out Your Spirit on them, for “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17).
Foreign Spiritual Strongholds:
Would you mercifully dispel the influence of ancient idols and deities worshiped in the land. Please uproot more recent strongholds from the Ottoman Empire that still impact Israeli culture, law and society. Shield Israel from the spirit of death associated with extremist Islam in the region. Break the seduction of secularism, universalism, humanism and hedonism. “I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like a warrior’s sword” (Zech. 9:13). “Hear O Israel, the Lord your God, the Lord is One” (Deut. 6:4).
Revival in the Middle East:
Revive the blessing You put on Ishmael and his descendants throughout the Middle East (Gen. 17:20) Reveal Jesus to multitudes of Muslims throughout the region and bless them with Your heart for Israel. Strengthen believers from Arab countries gathering together with Messianic Jews to worship You. Fulfill Your Word to establish an Arab-Israeli alliance in the Middle East: “In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a mountain to the Lord at its border. … In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, ‘Blessed be Egypt My people, Assyria My handiwork, and Israel My inheritance.’” (Isa. 19:19, 23-25)
Middle East Christian Persecution:
Please spare those who follow Jesus from barbaric treatment by murderous Islam. “If it is possible, may this cup be taken away from [them], yet not as I will, but as You will” (Matt. 26:39). Enable believers in the Middle East to courageously make Jesus/Yeshua known to those who persecute them (Eph. 6:19-20). Let them experience Your grace as sufficient for them and Your power perfected in their weakness (2 Cor. 12:9-10). Enable them to rejoice in sharing the sufferings of Messiah, so they will rejoice even more when He is revealed (1Peter 4:13). Infuse them Your intimate love, so they will in turn love You more than life itself (Phil. 1:21). Grace them with endurance and the ability to bless their enemies. Give each one destined for martyrdom the hope and strength of reaping an eternal reward. May the blood of each martyr serve as seed for the Church. Thank you that Israeli law allows for personal freedom of faith. When Jewish extremists illegally persecute Messianic Jews in the land, please, dispense grace to the victims, cause the authorities to enforce the law and vindicate Your name.
Prepare Israel and the Church for the times ahead. Do not allow Your enemies to upset Your timing, of which only You are fully aware (Dan. 11:27, Matt. 24:36). Mercifully send revival to Israel and the nations before Messiah comes. “You will not see Me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord’” (Matt. 23:39). Purify Your people according to Your Word: “The wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready” (Rev. 19:7). Empower us to stand firm in unconditional love toward Israel in times of trouble (Dan. 11:32, Matt. 24:12-13; 25:31-46). Graciously keep our “blessed hope” on Your appearing (Titus 2:13).
Praise, Thanksgiving and Consecration:
I/We praise You, Sovereign Lord, that Your ways are not our ways; they are perfect. Your Word is certain and settled in heaven. Thank You for calling me/us to priestly intercession on behalf of Israel. Thank You for the joy You give in return: “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her” (Isa. 66:10, NLT). Purify me/us daily, that my/our prayers would be acceptable to You and effective by Your Spirit to achieve the desires of Your heart. As You promise blessing to those who bless Israel, I/we ask You to bless me/us with more and more of You.
On the last day of months that have 31 days, you may pray for Jewish people you know personally. Especially focus on those who do not yet know Yeshua and on Messianic believers ministering in or to Israel. If you don’t know any Jewish people personally, ask God to bring some into your life. Meanwhile, you can pray for those Jewish people you know of—and please include Light of Zion!