Further Suggestions for Prayer
Thank God for calling our nation to be the ‘shepherd nation’ to help fulfil the Biblical promise to restore Israel, and for the past blessings that came as a result. “I will bless those who bless you…..” (Genesis 12:3). Praise Him too that He entrusted His Holy City, Jerusalem, into British hands during the period of the Mandate and give thanks for the many British men and women who were privileged to love and help His chosen people during recent centuries.
Earnestly seek His forgiveness for the failings of the British government and the military hierarchy to keep their commitment and fulfil their obligations to facilitate a homeland for the Jewish people during the Mandate period. ‘O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.’ (Daniel 9:8-9)
Beseech the Lord for mercy on Britain, which the world still considers a ‘Christian’ nation. Confess before the Lord the sin of betrayal towards His chosen people, and the many other sins that have become rampant since, and call on Him to act for His name’s sake. “O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.” (Daniel 9:19)