A Call To Prayer
‘If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I forgive their sin and will heal their land’
2 Chronicles 7:14
Below is a suggested prayer of thanksgiving, confession and supplication copied by kind permission of Hatikvah Film Trust, Charity No. 1104887
Thank You, O Lord our Father, for calling Britain to be a ‘shepherd nation’ to stand beside and help your ancient people in the restoration of their nation in fulfilment of the promises of God. Thank you for every way in which we have been blessed in the past through reaching out to bless your people, according to your promise. (Genesis 12:3)
O Lord, we confess that our government and nation sinned and forsook that calling in the days of the British Mandate in Palestine. Our fathers were guilty of breaking their commitment as expressed in the Balfour Declaration, through official government policy and through anti-Semitic bias, in the military and elsewhere. As a result of this, many thousands of Jewish lives were lost and foundations laid for many continuing problems in Israel today. We also recognize the evil harvest our own nation has reaped as we see the dreadful spiritual, moral and social decline in our land since that time.
Father, you are the mighty and sovereign God who rules over nations, and still has a heart of love for us and our nation, and a desire to use us to be a blessing. Please forgive us this sin against the Jewish people. Forgive us for disregarding your word. Forgive us for the on-going sins of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias we see in our church and nation today. For your Name’s sake, bring cleansing, healing and renewed strength, that we may again honour your word, be a godly example to others, and bring glory to your Name and comfort to your people Israel.
In the name of Jesus, our Messiah and Lord. Amen
‘O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand you?’
2 Chronicles 20:6