Pair your prayers with Action

Most Christians are unaware of God’s love for Israel and the Jewish people, yesterday, today, and forever.

In Exodus 34:10, the Lord declares that the Jewish people are His covenant people.

In Deuteronomy 7:6, God describes the Jewish people as His chosen—His treasure.

King David declares in Psalms 17:8 that God’s people are the apple of His eye.

In Exodus 4:22, God informs Pharaoh that, “Israel is My son, My firstborn.”

Not only are the Jewish people important to God so is the land of Israel. The birth of Israel did not happen in 1948 by an act of the United Nations, Israel was born as a result of an unconditional and eternal covenant that God made with Abraham in Genesis 12, one of the most seminal chapters in the Bible. God Almighty, who is the Creator of the universe gave the title deed of the land of Israel to the Jewish people and in this fact, there is no debate.

Not only are the Jewish people and the land of Israel important to God—so is Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal, and undivided capital. Psalms 48:1 declares that Zion is the city of God,

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.

In the city of our God,

In His holy mountain.

Christians are mandated in Scripture to pray for the peace of God’s holy city (Psalms 22:6). Jerusalem means “city of peace,” and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem is to pray that the city of God and her people would experience wholeness, safety, health, tranquility, prosperity, and fullness—in a word, shalom. Verse 9 of Psalms 22 is as important as verse 6 when it comes to the significance of our prayers:

“For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.”

To truly pray for the peace of Jerusalem is also to purposefully seek the good of that holy city. As a member of Christians United for Israel, you are set apart as a watchman on the walls of Jerusalem—a waiting warrior who does not rest until God fulfills His promise to establish Jerusalem as a praise on the earth (Isaiah 62:6-7).

Since October 7 we daily witnessed Israel and the Jewish people being attacked on all sides and are threatened with being annihilated from the face of the earth by their enemies as they fight the battle against evil. Psalm 83:1-4 vividly describes what we are seeing play out before our eyes,

For behold, Your enemies make a tumult.

And those who hate You have lifted up their head.

They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,

And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.

They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,

That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

When you pair your prayers with action, be encouraged that your intercession for Israel comes with a promise: “‘May they prosper who love you.’” God Almighty has declared that those who bless Israel will be blessed (Genesis 12:3)!

As those who have benefited spiritually from the contributions that the Jewish people have made to our faith, we have a unique calling and opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude through giving (Romans 15:27). Your support of CUFI helps make Israel more secure and her people safer—especially during this critical time in her history. I encourage you to consider giving a gift today!



Remember this truth: If Israel and the Jewish people are important to God, then they should be important to us!

May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whose eye is always upon His beloved Israel, prosper you as you pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seek her good.

Pastor John Hagee