Evangelicals Answer Call to Pray for Israelis and Palestinians

Two Jewish families spend their days in a bomb shelter in Ashkelon, Israel.

Millions of Israelis and Palestinians are suffering through the brutal and wrenching new war that erupted last week.

Yet they are not alone, according to ALL ISRAEL NEWS https://www.allisrael.com

“Indeed, as the terrorists in Gaza fired more than 3,000 rockets at Israel in the past six days – and as the Israeli military has struck Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets with deadly force – I’ve been so encouraged by hearing from Evangelical leaders and lay people all over the planet,” writes Author Joel Rosenberg.

As Israel headed into the biblical holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost) last night, tens of millions of Evangelical Christians gathered in churches in the U.S. and around the globe in response to Psalm 122:6, which commands believers to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and all the people of the Land. Shavuot (Pentecost), also known as the “Feast of Weeks” or “Holiday of First Fruits” commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Rosenberg said texts and emails have come from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, the Arab world and the Far East.

A ministry leader in Paris wrote, saying: “May the Prince of Peace restore peace and order and keep both Israelis and Palestinians safe, especially those who love and follow the Lord.”

An Arab pastor in Jordan wrote, “We pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring peace to the area.”

“Our hearts weep with you,” wrote a woman from Canada. “We continue to pray for peace, protection and spiritual awakening.”

A grandmother in Pennsylvania said: “Praying for all of you. We don’t know what it is like, but I’m sure it is very scary” to be in such a war zone.

A dentist in Virginia wrote, “Have been heartbroken and praying fervently for your country and ours. The world is in such a precarious balance of unrest. With each day, things just seem to get worse. Resting in the fact that our God is in control, and knows all, and will keep you safe.”

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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Michael Ireland

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