Prayer for Israel

God is omniscient, brilliant and powerful.  He gave us a prayer through His servant Asaph. 

‘O God, do not keep silent; 

be not quiet, O God, be not still.

See how your enemies 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.”  Psalm 83:1-4

Fascinating.  Did not Hitler aim to do it?  Does not many nations around Israel aim to do it?  Are they not supported by many countries and individuals around the world?  

What to pray? 

‘Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, 

like chaff before the wind. 

As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,  

so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.

Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your Name, O Lord.’ Psalm 83:13-16

Readers will note that we have not quoted the whole psalm.  Especially we skip parts that call for them being destroyed by death.  Rather we would like to see the enemies of Israel come to repentance so that they may also be included in the following, 

‘Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord — that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.’  Psalm 83:18

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