Israel’s Struggle

It’s been almost a month since our current strict national lockdown — the third one in Israel! — with unfortunately no end in sight.

Currently, everything indicates the lockdown will be extended, Ben Gurion international airport has closed its gates completely for the time being (and for the first time in Israel history!), while the economy is practically shut down completely; education system closed, more and more unemployed added daily, businesses closing down or declaring bankruptcy, and the social climate in Israel is reaching its boiling point with protests and even riots taking place on a practically daily basis.

All of this is happening as Israel is facing elections this upcoming March, which could mean more political uncertainty for this small nation that seemingly could not withstand more turmoil.

There is a deepening crisis in almost every area of life in Israel, and as this nation is probably facing its toughest days yet — it needs your prayers more than ever.

God designed things in such a way that the nations’ destiny is forever tied to Israel’s one. If Israel is struggling, the nations will struggle, if Israel is collapsing — that collapse will be felt globally in every nation. God made Israel’s ties with the nations tightly-knit. We cannot expect any nation to prosper as long as Israel is in pain.

As uncertain as the future might seem from a human standpoint, we have a better one: God’s standpoint. There are promises He has made, and He intends on fulfilling each and every one of them, regardless of what our physical eyes see.

You are called to be Watchmen (Shomrim) who will serve as guardians of Israel through prayer.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity.”
Psalm 122:6-9