The Balfour Centenary celebrations continued this week with a wonderful event at the Royal Albert Hall. As reminded in our latest Torch magazine, Britain has a legacy that it can be proud of. When we reflect on the events leading to the Balfour Declaration, we see how God used Britain in an almighty way. Not only did Britain’s Cabinet at the time comprise of Bible-believing Christian Zionists, but huge historical events were taking place in the Middle East that made it possible for Britain to give its support to a Jewish homeland.

One hundreds years later, we recognise that Britain hasn’t always been a reliable ally. But are the days of Christian Zionism over? Certainly not! We believe that Christians still have an important role to play in taking a stand for Israel. Furthermore, we are witnessing here at CUFI a modern Zionist movement that we trust will ultimately lead to Britain being blessed as a nation that unapologetically and uncompromisingly stands with Israel. May that be our prayer today..

The following prayer points are to assist you as you pray. For the stories behind these prayer points, please view the CUFI Weekly News Round-up, by clicking here.

May God bless you as you pray.

  • Praise the Lord for the opportunity we have had this Balfour Centenary to make a stand for Israel.
  • Pray that as the Balfour Centenary commemorations come to a close, the impact of these celebrations will be longstanding.
  • Praise the Lord for the success and protection of all the Balfour celebratory events, including the tremendous impact Prime Minister Netanyahu made through his speeches and on television last week.
  • Praise the Lord that CUFI’s #IAmBalfour campaign has now exceded 5,500 signatures!
  • Pray for our current UK Government.
  • Pray for Priti Patel. Praise the Lord for the way she defended Israel, especially in how she took the lead trying to stop payments to Palestinian terrorists. Pray that Priti will continue to stand with Israel despite resigning this week and that her replacement will continue the progress she made.
  • Pray for the situation involving Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran and Lebanon. Pray that Hezbollah’s hold on Lebanon and Syria will be caused to weaken. Pray too that Israel will have wisdom in its position within conflict that is escalating either directly or indirectly between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Pray too for Israel’s protection against the threat of Hezbollah, ISIS and Hamas at its borders.
  • Pray for the 70-year-old Jewish lady attacked in London this week; for the Jewish family in France whose house was set alight and for the Jewish school in New York that received a bomb threat this week. We continue to pray against the evil of anti-Semitism wherever it takes place.
  • As we mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend, we give thanks to the Lord for the bravery of the men and women killed in two World Wars as well as in the wars since in which they died defending our country. We also pray for all those currently serving in the armed forces. We give thanks in the way in which God has preserved our country against the forces of evil. And we pray for the continued protection for Great Britain and all our allies.
And “pray for the peace of Jerusalem”