How Should We Pray?

Q. Today I see that the U.S. and Europe are entering into a nuclear arms agreement with Iran. It looks to me as though the U.S. is becoming a great deal less sovereign and influential not to mention moving away from it’s alliance to Israel. I find this shocking although I know I should not be surprised. With Israel becoming more isolated with the exception of it’s unusual new alliance with Saudi Arabia, do you think that God is allowing this to happen because He is now going to begin to deal with Israel in the very near future? If so, how do we as believers pray for Israel? Also, how do we pray for our own government leaders in a situation like this?

A. I believe Israel has to be left without allies in the world before the Battle of Ezekiel 38 can take place. This seems to be happening more rapidly now, and in my opinion will continue to accelerate.

The destiny of nations seems to be clear in Bible prophecy, but the destiny of individuals is always open until our dying breath. Therefore, we should continue to pray that more and more of the people of Israel will become believers, and for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) since the Lord has promised that Israel will survive. But since He has offered no such assurance to the US, we should pray that our leaders will come to faith in the Lord (1 Tim. 2:1-4) while there is time.

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