David’s Sling air defense system
In the April 2 government meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the government’s obligation to ensure Israel’s security. He revealed that in the same day a new anti-rocket system became operational. He continued that all Israelis had felt the great benefit of the Iron Dome system against short-range rockets from Gaza. The new system, called “Magic Wand,” was developed against medium-range rockets to protect the home front.
Pray God’s protection over Israel with the promises in Psalm 121:7─8:
The LORD will protect you from all evil. He will keep your soul. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.
New winds at the United Nations
Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, addressed the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Conference in late March in Washington, DC. She spoke about her first UN meeting and the shameful December 2016 UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s presence in Jerusalem. It was the resolution the US, under President Obama, refused to veto. Ambassador Haley also spoke about the Richard Falk Report that compared Israel to an apartheid state (South Africa). After Mrs. Haley called out the UN Secretary General for it, the report was promptly withdrawn. Mrs. Haley continued by saying that if anyone says that the US cannot do anything at the UN, they need to know that there is a “new sheriff in town.” Please pray for God’s favor over the US diplomats, so that they will stand with Israel:
Had it not been the LORD who was on our side when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive when their anger was kindled against us (Psalm 124:2─3).
In April 1952, Sir Alexander Galloway (fmr. UNRWA─
United Nations Relief and Works Agency director in Jordan) stated: “The Arab nations do not want to solve the Arab refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore…as a weapon against Israel.” Indeed, for all the years since 1948, hundreds of thousands of Arabs originally from the Mandate of Palestine (and their off-spring) have been in temporary refugee camps in Jordan, Gaza, west bank of Jordan and other locations. As a convenient weapon against the Jewish state, the UNRWA and the Middle East Arab nations’ leaders do not allow them to be permanently settled! Pray that those who can change the Palestinians’ situation will see the reality:
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good and to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity (Psalm 125:4─5).
Proclaim for Israel’s sake
- Pray for God’s promises to always defend Israel
- Beseech God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit over all Israel and the Middle East
- Give thanks that Prime Minister Netanyahu is still leading the nation.
- Pray that there will be a truly unified government.
- Ask God’s protection for the IDF and border police.
- Pray God to calm the raging waters of hate and anger against Israel
- Pray strength for intercessors around the world who stand guard over the Land and the cities of Israel.