Celebrating Israel’s 70th Re-Birthday
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a fiery address at a torch-lighting ceremony marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day, declared that the Jewish state is becoming a ‘world power’ and said its light will overcome its enemies’ ‘darkness.’ ‘We’re turning Israel into a rising world power,’ Netanyahu said at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem before lighting a torch on behalf of all the governments of Israel since the founding of the state. Calling Israel’s current relationship with the United States a ‘historic one,’ Netanyahu said, ‘Thank you, President Trump! Thank you, America!’ ‘In the year 70 AD the menorah went out, but today in Israel’s 70th anniversary, the menorah is our country’s symbol and its light is stronger than ever.’”1
“’I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them…I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,’ says the LORD your God.” (Amos 9:14a,15; ASV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank the Lord for Prime Minister Netanyahu and for President Trump.
- Pray for these men. They are two strong leaders representing two strong nations, which God has brought together for such a time as this.
- Thank the Lord for the friendship between the U.S. and Israel. Pray that nothing can separate the unity these two nations share. It blesses the Lord.
- Ask God to continue to build Israel up and protect it from harm.
- Worship the Lord for the miracle we see when we look at this nation, which is so loved by Him.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we thank you for the strong relationship and leadership portrayed by Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump. We are thankful that President Trump has chosen to openly support Israel. We ask that nothing can separate the U.S. and Israel’s friendship. We believe we are blessed as a nation, because we stand alongside of the nation that You love. Give the Israelis the strategies they need to grow prosperous. Provide the technology they need to protect themselves from so many enemies all around them. Place Your hand of protection over them. They are a sign and a wonder in the earth that clearly points to You! In Jesus’ name, amen.
I decree that the United States and Israel will be friends forever!
1 Excerpted from: Bachner, Michael. “On 70th Anniversary, Netanyahu says Israel’s light will beat enemies’ ‘darkness’.” Thetimesofisrael.com, 4/18/18.