As we prepare this email a very serious situation is developing in northern Israel.

Israel has today launched a ‘large-scale’ attack on Syrian/Iranian positions in Syria after shooting down an Iranian drone flying over Israeli territory earlier this morning.

Israeli warplanes flying over Syria met heavy anti-aircraft fire. The military said one of its pilots was seriously wounded as a result of an emergency evacuation from his F-16 jet targeted by missiles. The F-16 crashed in northern Israel. One pilot was evacuated to a hospital in serious condition. A second pilot was lightly wounded.
The escalation is the most severe since the start of the Syrian war. Let us pray for Israel, its on-going military operation and for the protection of IDF personnel putting their lives on the line for the safety of Israel’s borders.

“The Lord said to my Lord,
‘Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’
The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.
Rule in the midst of Your enemies!”

Psalm 110-1-2

Pray for the escalating situation in northern Israel after the IDF responded to an Iranian infiltration of Israel’s airspace. Pray for the on-going operation and for the recovery of one of the Israeli fighter jet pilots who is seriously injured after ejecting for his hit plane. Praise the Lord that the second pilot also escaped unhurt.
Pray for the protection of Israel’s borders and safety of all IDF personnel.
Pray that Israel’s enemies will be brought down and will recognise the Sovereign hand of the God of Israel and turn from their wicked ways.
Praise the Lord that John Howell and other MPs made a bold stand for Israel in a hostile anti-Israel debate in Parliament this week. Praise the Lord that truth was spoken and lies were challenged.
Pray for the wife and children of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, a 29-year-old father of four young children, who was stabbed to death by a terrorist on Monday near the city of Ariel, in Samaria.
Pray for the protection of Jews in Belgium after a father and son narrowly escaped being hit in an attempted car-ramming, which was caught on camera.
Pray that CUFI will be effective in proclaiming truth in a world that is increasingly judgemental of Israel and that we will continue to grow from strength to strength. Pray that we will be faithful to stand with Israel and the Jewish people at this critical time.
And “pray for the peace of Jerusalem”

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