While many believers stand with Israel as part of their Judeo-Christian heritage, prayer for Gaza is needed just as much. Let us therefore intercede for the Palestinian People and especially the Church in Gaza. Let us not be found wanting as we remember our brothers and sisters who are suffering.
May this prayer for Gaza inspire Christians around the world to intercede for the current conflict in the Middle East in a Biblical, constructive way.
Lord we lift up this prayer for Gaza and the Palestinian People in their hour of despair and desolation. We intercede for the protection of civilian lives and especially children and infants.
We pray for the Church in Gaza to be strengthened in Jesus Name. We cry out for our brothers and sisters in the region, the Palestinian Christians you have raised up in this hour. We ask that these Bible-believing ones would be a great light to all who are suffering. Lord empower them to share the truth of the Gospel to all who will listen.
Your Word says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2) May this be the case in Gaza, Israel and the Middle East.
We know this passage points to the birth of the Saviour of the World, Jesus Christ. We also know this light is bright enough to extend to all people of this region and to all nations. So right now our prayer for Gaza is that you would pour out your love on the Palestinian People and especially the Palestinian Christians in their witness.
Give the Palestinian Christians the boldness to share this truth of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. May they be equipped to encourage all who are fearful of their eternal destiny. May you use them to comfort those who are grieving, all the families of those who have lost loved ones and the displaced ones who have lost their homes.
Lord may they know Your presence in their dire circumstances. May You give them hope for a future where there is no more suffering. Jesus, you are the Prince of Peace. Let Your peace come to this troubled region. May a different spirit arise amongst the Palestinian People, and the Church in Gaza, that is filled with faith, hope and love.
Father in Heaven, the God of Mercy, Grace and Compassion, be merciful to the People of Gaza. Show them divine revelations of Your goodness, Your power to protect, rebuild and give them visions and dreams of a better tomorrow, a brighter future.
We pray for peace between Arab and Jew. We intercede for cooperation and collaboration between Palestinians and Israelis. May they see the need to work together to rebuild in safety and security. Lord, just as the Bible speaks of dry bones coming back to life, we ask that these desolate heaps of rubble would be replaced with new life, new homes, gardens and places of safety.
Lord, we know our struggle is not with people, but against spiritual forces of evil in the spiritual realm. We therefore come against all evil forces at work in Gaza. We pray that You would raise up a standard against them. “For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
That a new lifegiving spirit would arise is our prayer for Gaza
May a new spirit come upon the people of Gaza, to minister especially to those who feel abandoned, forsaken and crushed. May it be a spirit that celebrates life and community, the building of schools and hospitals instead of an infrastructure of war.
Cause Gaza to flourish under a new administration that nurtures and protects the people, that invests in peace. Raise up the Church in Gaza Lord so that a spirit of forgiveness may be found in this region, so that the people do not become bitter or crippled with hatred.
Change the hardest of hearts and let them become soft and open to You and Your ways! Lord, we pray for reconciliation between warring parties though it seems impossible. Nothing is impossible for You. You are God and You are able to turn around the most hopeless of situations.
So Father, as You instructed us, we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) that all who love You will prosper. We know there cannot be peace in the Holy City without You. You have brought peace in conflict after conflict worldwide, and this one is no different. We ask you to heal the land and bring an end to the ongoing conflict between neighbours.
Father, we declare 2 Chronicles 7:14 over the Palestinian People and especially the Church in Gaza: “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Father, we pray that great humility will come upon the Palestinian People and the Church in Gaza. We ask that You would bring a spirit of intercession that they would call out to You in their pain, suffering and despair and that You would hear from heaven and heal their land.
So that the Gaza Strip would not be known for war, but for peace. Not for a spider’s web of underground tunnels but for fruitful networks above ground that create flourishing businesses, employment and prosperity for the Palestinian People. May there no longer be a place for hostile rocket launches but for a thriving local economy to turbo-boost the lives of every Gazan.
Lord, all of this is possible with a new era of mutual coexistence, cooperation and peace. May a new Gaza arise out of the ashes. Reconcile Arab and Jew, Palestinian and Israeli, and may there be greater unity between the Church in Gaza and the Body of Believers around the world.
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