WORD PRAYER – For forming a new government in Israel

Isaiah 14:24, 27; 43:13; 46:9-11; RSV

“You, O LORD of hosts have SWORN: ‘As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand…’ For You, the LORD of hosts have purposed, and who will annul it? Your hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back? For You are G-d, and also henceforth are You He; there is none who can deliver from Your hand; YOU WORK AND WHO CAN HINDER IT? For You are G-d, and there is no other; You are G-d, and there is none like You, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL MY PURPOSE… I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I WILL DO IT.’”

Ro 13:1, 4; Jn 19:11; RSV

“Oh Lord, Holy One of Israel, there is no authority except from you. Let the new ruling authority in Israel be set up by you and not by plotting and scheming men. Therefore, let the government to be formed to be given to us by you. The name of the presently sitting Prime Minister is Netanyahu/Given to us by God. May he therefore not be proven guilty but innocent, and may he and those You join to him to form the new government be Your servants for the good of all of Israel’s citizens. Ultimate justice and vengeance belongs to You alone, but governments carry out earthly justice upon the wrong doer.”

“For it is you who lifts up and puts down (Ps 75:7), Who removes leaders and sets up leaders (Da 2:21). Let it be You Who sets up this new government and not the whealing-dealing parties who only care for their interests but not for the welfare of all of  Israel’s citizen. Let it be You, O Holy One of Israel, Who sets up the ministers who are to head Israel’s ministries. Let them not sow to the wind and Your nation reap the whirlwind (Hos. 8:4, 7). O Lord GOD Almighty, watch over Your nation as over the apple of the eye and raise up the best government Israel has ever had: stable, solid, for 4 years leading Your nation with integrity, in faithfulness, righteousness and justice, in peace and prosperity.”

“Be blessed, oh our God, for ever and ever, for to you belongs wisdom and might. Grant wisdom to the man you have chosen to lead this next government, and knowledge and understanding to the men and women who will be heading Israel’s ministries, each fit for their posts of Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, and all of the other ministries. Direct their decision making like you direct the water courses (Pr 21:1, 3), making the right choices according to your appointed times and seasons (Eccl 3:1), each heading their ministry skillfully and with righteousness and justice, insight and understanding.”

“Remember, Abba in heaven, your promise that You will rejoice in doing Your people, Your nation good with all your heart and all Your soul, that you will bring upon them all the good that You have promised them (Jer. 32:41-42). Be mindful of your plans for Israel, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give your nation a future and a hope (Jer. 29:11). Remember also, that You said You will not deal with Your people as You did formerly, with punishment for transgression, but let there be a sowing of peace between the men and women whom You raise up to form the new government (Zech. 8:11, 12). Let not the curses of the Law come upon your nation for all of our backslidings, sins, abominations and apostasies but purpose now to do good to Your nation (Zech. 8:15) and act according to Your oath which You swore that as the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have You sworn that You will not be angry with Your people nor rebuke them. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed but your steadfast love shall not depart from Israel nor your covenant of peace be removed from your people because You have compassion on us (Isa. 54:9-10).”

“Almighty Lord and God, we ask that not to us but to Your Name You give glory (Ps 115:1-2) with hearing, granting and answering our prayers, for Your holy Name’s sake (Ezek. 36:2), and for the sake of your steadfast love and faithfulness. For why should the nations say, ‘Where is their God? He has rejected them.’ (Jer. 33:24-26) We thank You, Father in heaven, for glorifying Your Name in the sight of all of our neighbors, by helping us according to Your promise, strengthening and upholding us with Your victorious right hand (Isa. 41:8-10, 13, 14), by setting up a government which will do Your will for Your nation, healing and helping us, keeping us safe from the synagogue of Satan and from those who seek their own interests but not the welfare of your people.”

“Betroth Your people to You in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and in mercy and faithfulness (Hos 2:19-20), healing us from all of our backslidings (Hos. 14:4; Jer. 3:22; KJV) and say to Your nation which is without a shepherd, ‘You are My people, the sheep of My pasture, and I am Your God,’ (Ezel. 34:30-31), that we and our leaders may return to You with all our heart and soul and say, ‘You are our God.’”

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