Israel’s Battle

Abba, there is battle raging
The battle is clearly not against flesh and blood
The battle for Israel
is the battle of the ages
The battle for Israel
is the battle that will end all other battles

Today awakens the dawn to nearly three weeks
of what we call war in Israel
Many soldiers fallen
Many civilians caught in the dark crossfire of Hamas’ leadership
that tells them their death is their glory

Yet, how many women with small children, how many grandfathers
Really believe it is glorious to die before your time
How many captive men, women and children does Hamas have today
God, may You set captive ones free tonight from the death grip of Hamas and Islam

And then there is Israel
There is always beloved Israel
Trying to stand and fight
Untold enemies all around
If it isn’t rockets and bombs
It’s words and handcuffs by political leaders
the world ’round

Anti-Zionism is the new Anti-Semitism
So they say
What they say seems to be true
In fact, it looks like Paris was burning again, just last week
Why? Israel hatred, or Jew hatred, it’s all the same

Israel didn’t ask for this
But she can’t stand and watch the rockets fly, the child kidnappers get away

Israel, O Israel
May you look to the One who is higher
May you see and know more clearly than yesterday
He is Your help, the One who made heaven and earth
He is Your keeper,
He neither slumbers nor sleeps

The G-d of Israel
Fights for You, O Israel
Trust in Him
Fall on Him

He is your Father
He is the G-d of your life

A Prayer for Israel Today

This is the day the Lord has made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it
The above phrase washes over my soul as the Shabbat ends in Israel
Along with the end of Shabbat, is the beginning of rocket fire once again
Because the enemies didn’t agree to allow
More time for the humanitarian aid of their people

Abba, help Your people Israel,
Abba, help the Arab people,
Bring life and hope
Bring deliverance within and without

The enemy surrounding vows Israel’s annihilation
No peace, no life, no desire for the Jewish people to live
When the enemy worships death
There is no possibility for shalom

Mighty G-d of Israel, please fight for Israel
Mighty G-d of Israel, please fight against those who fight against You
Mighty G-d of Israel, have compassion on the people of Israel
Mighty G-d of Israel, rescue lives today

Deliver children today from death and destruction
Deliver children from fear with Your perfect love
May Your Name go forth today
May Your heart be made known to children all throughout Israel,
to Jewish children, to Arab children, to other children,
Make Yourself known
Abba, raise up a generation among the least and make them beloved
and great in Your sight
May these young ones love Your name and love Your Kingdom, beyond understanding

Make Yourself known and pour forth life
Preserve the lives of the young soldiers of Israel
Preserve the lives of the Arab people in Gaza
Preserve the lives of Your people Israel, the Jewish people throughout the Land
Rescue the wicked from the darkness that surrounds and bring Your light
throughout Israel today

May You, the G-d of life and the Giver of life
Bring forth life today
May You, the G-d of Israel
Reveal Yourself as the One G-d, the only G-d,
The righteous One, Holy and true forever