Israel is on the Lord’s heart in this hour. He calls her the “apple of His eye” (Deuteronomy 32:10; Zechariah 2:8). God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel (Genesis 12:2-3).

One way we can bless Israel by praying for her. Now is a strategic time to pray for the Holy Land. Just weeks ago, Israeli Security Agency foiled an Iranian attempt to recruit Israeli Jewish women to spy for Iran. Remember, Iran has vowed to “wipe Israel off the map” and seems to be unwilling to relent on that threat.

At the same time, Israel is caught in the middle of the Ukraine crisis. CBN News reports the consequences of a Russian invasion would ripple far beyond the standoff between the two countries. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett offered to mediate the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin refused the offer, CBN reports.

“Iran is right on the edge of breaking out to get ‘The Bomb’ right now because they see Biden’s weakness, and they think, ‘we might be able to do this’,” said Middle East expert Joel C. Rosenberg.

While Israel is the apple of God’s eye, all eyes in the world are upon Israel. There are more media bureaus in Israel than any other place on the earth. Eventually, Jesus will crack the sky and return at the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4). But natural wars may break out first.

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Here are 17 prayers you can pray for Israel today:

Pray that the Lord will bless and protect Israel. Pray that His face will shine upon them, and be gracious to them. Pray that He will lift up His countenance upon them and give them peace (Numbers 6:22-27).

Pray that the Lord will give Israel its divine land so that it will not toil. Pray that the Lord will give the children of Israel cities that they did not build; and that they will live in them and eat from vineyards that they did not plant (Joshua 24:13).

Pray for God to encounter Israel with His love and that they will receive His faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).

Pray that the God of peace, Jehovah Shalom, will arrest Israel with His peace so that they may find rest for their souls (Judges 6:24).

Pray for the children of Israel to prosper and be in good health even as their souls prosper (3 John 1:2).

Pray that the U.S. and other nations stand together to protect and cover Israel from harm so that we may be blessed and not cursed (Numbers 24:9; Genesis 12:3).

Pray against the murder of innocent children and babies in Israel. Pray that God may put a hedge of protection around His precious people so that they may not dash their foot upon a stone (Psalm 91).

Pray for the children of Israel’s latter days to be greater. Pray that they sow into the things of God so He may open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing they have not room enough to receive (Micah 3:8-10).

Pray that the salvation of the Gentiles will rouse the Jews to envy so they may be saved (Romans 11:11-15).

Pray for God to take away the sins of Israel so they may be grafted in and come to the full knowledge of Christ. Pray for the remnant of Israel to rise up in a mighty way and declare the works of the Lord (Romans 11:1-10, 25-26).

Pray for miracles, signs, and wonders to abound in Israel so that the unbelievers may believe (Mark 16:17-20).

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