Q. When reading your article “The End times According to Isaiah, Part 12″ I was struck by the message for today-that we are to pray for peace in Israel. How do we do this? We know that there will be no peace in Israel until the Lord comes. God has told us that the times for Israel are going to get quite bad. I would like to pray for Israel but I don’t know how to go about it. How do I pray for peace when God has already said there will be no peace? Could you share with me how you pray for Israel?
A. When we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem we’re in effect praying for the Lord’s return. We’re also demonstrating that things important to Him are also important to us. Remember He told us to give Him no rest until He does this. The Lord’s return is so important to Him that we who long for His appearing will receive a crown just for doing so. (2 Tim 4:8)
While the Bible says there will be hard times ahead for Israel, it also says that in the end there will be peace. So our prayers will not be in vain. In fact they could make the interim easier to bear. When I pray, I ask the Lord to bring peace to His people, and to His Land, and to fulfill His promise to Israel.