36th Intercessory Prayer Conference: ‘Truth Has Fallen in the Streets’

Scripture admonishes us to pray without ceasing — to bring our requests before God to find help in time of need. Prayer is one of the most effective ways to support the State of Israel and its people.

This year’s 36th International Prayer Conference Jerusalem (IPCJ) will be held from January 25 through February 1. As has often been the case, it comes during increasingly critical times for the Jewish nation-state.

Every January believers from around the world come to Jerusalem to take part in a week-long prayer conference sponsored by Intercessors for Israel. Many feel called to come back year after year to intercede on behalf of God’s covenant nation and people, some staying on for a prayer tour of key locations around the country.

With Russian troops and military weapons paraphernalia in Syria and the economic windfall to Iran brought by the U.S.-led Iranian nuclear agreement, this year’s prayer tour will focus on Israel’s northern border.

Isaiah 59:14-21, this year’s scriptural theme, seems in many ways an apt description of the world’s response to Israel.

Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off, for truth has fallen in the street and equity cannot enter.” (Is. 59:14)

Many situations facing Israel today testify to Isaiah’s prophecies:

Daily stabbings, rock and firebomb attacks; anti-Israel boycotts and demonstrations; anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the United States, South Africa and elsewhere; the E.U.’s labeling of Israeli products from outside the 1949 armistice lines as “not made in Israel;” the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement; threats from Iran and Islamic terror groups; demands from pro-Palestinian activists, far removed from reality on the ground; and the U.N.’s double standard when it comes to Israel all attest to the prophet’s words.

God raised up IFI more than three decades ago. This indigenous Israeli ministry focuses on the need to intercede on behalf of the nation and its people and in doing so, to prepare the way for the Lord’s return.

After all, the Messiah is returning to Jerusalem, the eternal undivided capital of the Jewish nation.

For more information on this year’s conference, visit the IFI website.

This article originally appeared on CBN News, November 24, 2015.