Q. I was wondering if you could help me on a dilemma I am having. Since the bible already tells us the fate of Israel and its people, how do we word our prayers to God when we pray? Every night I say a prayer but I never quite know what to pray for. I always include Israel when I pray because I am so worried about the evil that is closing in on them. Any help you could give me on this would be greatly appreciated.
A. Although we know the outcome through our studies of prophecy, we are admonished to pray for peace. Psalm 122:6 specifically tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (literally speak peace to Jerusalem) And in Matt. 5:9 we’re told that peacemakers will be blessed.
So although we know that Jerusalem and all of Israel will only be at peace when the Lord comes back, by praying for that day to come we’re also praying for His return, something that will bring us a crown in eternity. (2 Tim 4:8)