This weekend, as Jews celebrate Shavuot, commemorating the day God gave the Torah to the Israelites on Mount Sinai, we remember God’s faithfulness to us through the ages. As we lift up our world in prayer, let us remember to give thanks to Him for the many blessings He has given us!
- The Festival of Shavuot, which begins Saturday at sundown, commemorates God’s faithfulness to the Israelites. Give thanks to God for the gift of the Bible, and rejoice in the blessings of His word! “These are the decrees, the laws and the regulations that the LORD established at Mount Sinai between himself and the Israelites through Moses” (Leviticus 26:46).
- Pray for wisdom for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his new coalition government. May the changes in Israel’s government bring her closer to her goal of living in peace and security. “Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10).
- Ask that God will turn the hearts of those who show hateful bias against Israel and her people. “You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come” (Psalm 102:13).
- Pray for the protection of all IDF soldiers, and for the comfort of their family members who worry for their safety every day. “You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety” (Job 11:18).
- Please pray for the Fellowship-sponsored security programs that work to keep innocent Israelis safe. “‘Because he loves me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name’” (Psalm 91:14).