|As we prepare to pray for Israel, our hearts are breaking at the loss of such young lives that fell victim to the flash-floods in Israel.Nine young ladies and one young man, all aged 18, were tragically killed in a flash flood on Thursday as they were hiking south of the Dead Sea as part of a group of 25 teenagers.
Thirteen of the 25 teens on the hike were receiving treatment for light to moderate injuries, including hypothermia.
The hike was organized by the Bnei Zion pre-military academy, named after an IDF soldier, Ben-Zion Shai Hadad, who was killed in 2006 in the Second Lebanon War. They were due to start the programme in the coming year, and the hike was intended as a pre-program bonding excursion.
Thousands of Israelis attended the funerals on Friday of the 10 young people , who were all aged 18.
Let us pray for all those mourning today, especially the parents, family members and friends that will be experiencing such devastating loss. We pray that the Lord will surround them with His love and comfort and that they will experience the peace of God at this very difficult time.
Thank you for joining us in prayer.