Do you keep a prayer list? Me too. Can I be direct? It seems like every day I need to update my prayer list and also renew my commitment to pray. That’s why I use this very practical prayer list; it’s more than a have-to. My prayer list is a want-to, and it keeps me accountable to follow through. I call it my love list. I pray for those I love.
That’s one reason I am thankful Jesus’ main role at this point is to pray for us. He is our intercessor. He is seated at the right hand of God, praying for us. Hebrews 7:25 says, “. . . because he always lives to intercede for them.” So if we are following after God’s heart, we must learn to pray for our own needs, our family’s needs, our neighborhood’s needs, and the needs of what God loves. God loves Israel.
Isaiah 62:6– says, “I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”
When we pray for Israel, for its peace and regeneration of those who are still away from God, we please God with our prayers.
Zephaniah 3:16-17 says, “On that day they will say to Jerusalem, ‘Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
Father, we love you. Father, we thank you for the prayer ministry of your son, Jesus. Thank you for your love and your son’s love.Thank you, Father, for the example He is to us. Thank you for the love language of prayer. Give us the diligence He has to pray for our families, our neighborhoods, our community, our nation, our world. Thank you for your ears that hear our cry; thank you for your heart to answer our prayers according to your will. Make us more faithful and more prayerful. Father, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Father, we pray for your precious people in Israel and all of those on every continent, who don’t know your son as their savior. In Jesus’ name, amen.