Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Prayer For Benjamin Netanyahu by Brandy Cook

This week, in the middle of the night, I found myself praying for the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.  I was half awake, half asleep, and knew the Holy Spirt was prompting me to intercede, but the prayer that was coming from the deepest part of my heart, I knew, was lead by the Holy Spirit. 
1st Corinthians 14:15 says "I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with understanding" I have no doubt that what I was praying was coming from His heart, as I have never prayed as specifically as I did that night for the Prime Minister.

It's almost impossible to reconstruct something like this.  It was one of those Holy moments that time seemed to stand still.  Yet it doesn't go away.  It keeps burning in my heart and I can't let it go.  I am beyond humbled to realize that the God who created the universe, desired to meet me in the middle of the night and teach me to pray for the leadership of Israel.  

With that being said, I felt impressed to share it with you. May the Lord use this as He wills.

A Prayer for Benjamin Netanyahu

Dear God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, 

I lift up Your son Benjamin Netanyahu to you Lord.  God, I pray that You would strengthen him IN YOU.  Thank You Lord for calling him for such a time as this.  May his heart be set on seeking You first, seeking Your Word for ALL his counsel, and may You guide him with Your eye according to Your Word ~ in every step and every decision he makes.

You oh Lord have placed him in leadership over Your people Israel.  The hour is critical, the nations rage against Your people, Your land, and all those who stand with her.

Strengthen the watchmen oh Lord.  Give them endurance to not keep silent for Zion's sake according to  Your Word in Isaiah 62!

Father, I pray that Netanyahu not give into the world's pressure.  Set his forehead like flint!  May he continually call upon the God of His ancestors, the One and only true God that delivered His people from the clutches of Pharaoh.  May his eyes be set upon You Lord, who delivered His people from the bondage of slavery in Egypt, parted the Red Sea, drowned their enemies in the waters and brought them to the Promised Land of old.  May he continually remember Your faithfulness to the house of Israel and in so doing, may his heart and resolve be strengthened to believe and trust in You, NOT in "chariots or horses".

Lord, please set God-fearing counselors in his midst, people who fear You with Holy fear and trust in You, the Holy One of Israel, the ONLY ONE who is able to bring them through the fire, not hurt, not singed, not even smelling like smoke as You did for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the furnace of Babylon.  Son of God, stand in his midst!!!

God of Israel, set a hedge of protection around him.  Close his ears to the threats of the enemy who would seek Israel's destruction and weaken his resolve to stand firm in Your promises!  As in the days of Jericho, as the enemies were shouting their taunts, may You give Netanyahu the wisdom and discernment to march and keep silent UNTIL the appointed time of Your direction, when You gave the command to blow the trumpets and shout.  LET THE WALLS OF JERICHO FALL AT YOUR WORD!

So Lord, I pray you would give Netanyahu the submitted heart of the ancients.  Bless Your son Benjamin with:

~ The gift to walk with You like Enoch

~ The obedience of Noah

~ The perseverance of Jacob

~ The leadership of Moses

~ The fierce loyalty of Joshua

~ The boldness of Elijah

~ The faithfulness of Daniel

~ The tenacity of Ruth

~ The heart of David

~ The fire of the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah & Joel

~ The courage of Esther

~ The vision of Ezekiel & Zechariah

~ The compassion of Hosea

~ The surrendered life of Job

~ And the wisdom of Solomon.

But most of all Lord, give Him YOUR eyes to see, YOUR ears to hear and YOUR heart to serve, love, protect and cover Your people Israel.  Draw Your people back to You Lord.  May they call out to YOU for help, and not trust in their own strength or the things or people of the earth that bring empty promises and eventual destruction.


Manifest Yourself in the life of Benjamin Netanyahu and may he give You all the glory due Your Name, in the presence of his brethren and all the earth.  

B'Shem Yeshua HaMashiach,
Brandy Cook

Isaiah 62:1-7

For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
And her salvation as a lamp that burns.
The Gentiles shall see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory.
You shall be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of the Lord will name.
You shall also be a crown of glory
In the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem
In the hand of your God.
You shall no longer be termed Forsaken,
Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate;
But you shall be called Hephzibah,[a] and your land Beulah;[b]
For the Lord delights in you,
And your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
So shall your sons marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So shall your God rejoice over you.
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

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