Wall of Prayer by Linda McMurray
Israel is center stage for the plans of Almighty God for the world. It was to Israel that Messiah came in human flesh, was crucified and buried. It was in Israel that He was resurrected and ascended back to the Father. He will return to the Mount of Olives, set up His Kingdom, and reign from Israel. As a result, Israel is also a place of heightened, ongoing spiritual and physical warfare. The Word of God says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – may those who love you be at peace!” (Psalms 122:6-7)
In response to that scripture, the Wall of Prayer has been established to provide spiritual protection for the land of Israel through prayer. We operate in four arenas:
“Israel Watch” is our worldwide intercessory network which through prayer battles spiritual forces that attempt to hinder the fulfillment of God’s promises for Israel.
Watchman and Wall of Prayer newsletters keep prayer teams abreast of urgent concerns and provide monthly prayer points.
Prayer Walks allow intercessors to meet with Israel residents and pray onsite with them for their needs.
“Prayers from Jerusalem” provide opportunities for the nations to send in requests and receive prayer from Jerusalem via Facebook ‘Live,’ email, or postal mail.
Proclaiming over the desert
Our praying hands
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – May those who love you be at peace!” Psalm 122:6
When Jerusalem is confronted with conflict, the whole world suffers. Conversely, though, when Jerusalem is at peace, the entire world enjoys serenity. Rabbi Tuly Weisz, The Israel Bible
Calling All Prayer Warriors!
Do you presently serve as a prayer warrior or watchman on the wall for your local church or organization?
Are you interested in broadening your influence to the nations by joining with
an international organization that is praying for the nation of Israel?
An invitation is extended to you to connect with a global network of intercessors in Jerusalem that will be praying for the nation of Israel.
Come and link with intercessory teams that will convene in groups via the internet.
Your participation will be instrumental as we seek God’s heart in how to strategically pray for Israel.
Help us strengthen the Wall of Prayer around Israel!
To join, please complete an enlistment form today!
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I Traveled On My Knees
Today I took a journey to Israel across the seas.
I did not go by boat or plane. I traveled on my knees.
I saw so many people there with scars and wounds within,
But God told me that I should go; there was oil to pour from Him.
I replied, "Lord, I cannot go, there’s no plane flying across the seas."
He answered quickly, "Yes, you can, by traveling on your knees."
He said, "You pray, I'll meet their needs; you call, and I will hear.
Be concerned about their fate, and so many filled with fear."
And so I tried it, knelt in prayer, gave up some hours of ease,
I felt the Lord right by my side while traveling on my knees.
As I prayed on and saw them touched, and the sorely wounded healed,
I saw God's workers' strength renewed while laboring in the field.
I said, "Yes. Lord. I have a call, my desire Thy Will to please,
I can go and heed Thy call by traveling on my knees."
Adapted from a poem by Sandra Goodwin
WALL OF PRAYER - October 2020 - Project Update - by Linda McMurray
REDEEMING THE TIME
“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately… making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil...be...understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17 AMPC)
Sometimes the Lord uses circumstances that we perceive as delays or detours to lead us into experiences that we may have otherwise missed. The Israeli government mandated a second lockdown which spanned almost two-thirds of the month of October. Most businesses were closed, and travel was restricted to 1 kilometer—except to buy food or medicine. Those limitations sound very confining, but God knows to how to use even times of restriction to accomplish His purposes.
Some of the CFI Jerusalem staff live in close proximity to one another, so a group took advantage of this time to research places of significance within our own vicinity. What a surprise it was to learn that we live within 1 kilometer of the local United Nations complex and the Tolerance Monument!
Despite our daily travels through the neighborhood, we had never gone up the big hill to discover what was on the other side. Now that there was time to investigate our area, we prayerfully took advantage of the opportunities. Our walks in Jerusalem were precious times of “praying onsite with insight” as we worshipped, interceded, and declared God’s Word over Israel praying to the north, south, east and west. Each walk revealed areas of amazing significance right in our area! As we walked and prayed, both our spiritual insight and our love for Israel grew.
This second lockdown was not a waste of time. It was a pause in our agenda so that we could be available for some Divine prayer appointments that God had scheduled for us. “Now we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 TLV)
We are thankful for the love, prayers and generous support that you have shown to Israel through CFI. Jesus said that whatever kindness or generosity you show to even the least of His little ones will be counted as done to Him. May the Lord bless you.