Our God is sovereign and always in control. He is completely trustworthy and keeps every one of His promises. No matter our circumstances or the state of fear and tumult all around, we look to Jesus as the only source of true peace and hope.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6) and for the Lord’s hand of mercy and justice over Israel.
And let justice be God’s. Beseech the Lord for it to “roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24). By His standard alone do we measure what is good and evil.
David prayed prayers of imprecation in the Psalms, that God would avenge his adversaries and destroy Israel’s enemies. But Jesus also called us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.
Let us pray, fervently and without ceasing. Prayer is the weapon of the child of God.
Pray that God would protect His land and His people, while mercifully protecting all innocent lives. God is for life. Satan our enemy is for death. God is love. The enemy loves hate.
Pray for an end to antisemitism, the irrational hatred of the Jewish people. This war isn't about land. It's about hate.
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem means we are praying for the return of Jesus, for there will be no real peace in the Holy Land until the Messiah returns at the cries of the nation - “For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” (Matthew 23:39)
Pray the Lord’s prayer - “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…” His kingdom will come, His will be done when He returns.
So pray for the return of Jesus Messiah, the Prince of Peace. For the government will be upon His shoulders in His kingdom, and there will be no more war.
Psalm 120:6-7 Too long has my soul had its dwelling With those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war.
Psalm 121:4-8 Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
Psalm 122:6-9 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. “May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
Romans 11:25-29 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.” “This is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.” From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; 29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Matthew 23:37-39 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”