Pray for the Peace and Salvation of Israel (Romans 10; Romans 11)

Heart of a Shepherd

Jun 02, 2023



Pregate per la pace e la salvezza di Israele (Romani 10; Romani 11)


Bed om Israels fred og frelse (Romerne 10; Romerne 11)


Ore pela paz e salvação de Israel (Romanos 10; Romanos 11)


Rugați-vă pentru pacea și mântuirea lui Israel (Romani 10; Romani 11)


이스라엘의 평화와 구원을 위한 기도(로마서 10장, 로마서 11장)


برای صلح و نجات اسرائیل دعا کنید (رومیان 10؛ رومیان 11)


Cầu nguyện cho Hòa bình và Sự cứu rỗi của Y-sơ-ra-ên (Rô-ma 10; Rô-ma 11)


صلوا من أجل السلام والخلاص لإسرائيل (رومية 10 ؛ رومية 11)

Chinese (Simplified)

为以色列的和平与拯救祷告(罗马书 10;罗马书 11)


Berdoa untuk Keamanan dan Keselamatan Israel (Roma 10; Roma 11)


Ombea Amani na Wokovu wa Israeli (Warumi 10; Warumi 11)


התפלל לשלום וישועת ישראל (רומים 10; רומים 11)


Be för Israels fred och frälsning (Rom 10; Rom 11)


イスラエルの平和と救いのために祈る (ローマ人への手紙 10; ローマ人への手紙 11)


Молитесь о мире и спасении Израиля (Римлянам 10; Римлянам 11)


อธิษฐานเผื่อสันติภาพและความรอดของอิสราเอล (โรม 10; โรม 11)


Bid voor de vrede en redding van Israël (Romeinen 10; Romeinen 11)


Manalangin para sa Kapayapaan at Kaligtasan ng Israel (Roma 10; Roma 11)


इस्राएल की शांति और मुक्ति के लिए प्रार्थना करें (रोमियों 10; रोमियों 11)


اسرائیل کی سلامتی اور نجات کے لیے دعا کریں (رومیوں 10؛ رومیوں 11)


Моліться за мир і спасіння Ізраїлю (Римлянам 10; Римлянам 11)


Orar por la Paz y la Salvación de Israel (Romanos 10; Romanos 11)

Haitian Creole

Priye pou lapè ak delivrans pèp Izrayèl la (Women 10; Women 11)

Chinese (Traditional)

為以色列的和平與拯救禱告(羅馬書 10;羅馬書 11)


Molite se za mir i spasenje Izraela (Rimljanima 10; Rimljanima 11)

French (Canada)

Priez pour la paix et le salut d'Israël (Romains 10; Romains 11)


Bete für den Frieden und die Errettung Israels (Römer 10; Römer 11)

Pray for the Peace and Salvation of Israel (Romans 10; Romans 11)

Scripture reading - Romans 10; Romans 1 

Our study of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans continues as we come to chapters 10 and 11.

Romans 10

Although writing to all believers, Paul appeared to address in particular believers of Jewish ancestry when he wrote: “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved” (Roman 10:1),

King David wrote the same longing when he wrote, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6). Of course, Israel as a nation, and Jerusalem as her capital have not known peace, for the Jews rejected Jesus Christ, the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6)

Sadly, rather than praying for Israel to be saved, a spirit of “Antisemitism,” a hatred or prejudice for Jewish people, is on the rise within and without the churches. In my opinion, a major contributing factor for an increase in discrimination and hostility toward the Jews is a misunderstanding of Israel as a nation and people. The Israel of the 21st century is a nation with a secular government. Not all, but many in current day Israel identify as Hebrew or Jew, while a host of others are secular in faith and practice.

Nevertheless, as believers and followers of Christ, there should arise within our hearts an affection for God’s chosen people. Though a majority of believers are not of Abraham’s physical lineage; we are of his spiritual lineage (by faith in God’s covenant promises made to him and fulfilled in Jesus Christ, Genesis 12:1-3). We are also debtors to the Hebrew people, for they were chosen to be caretakers of His Holy Scriptures.

While praying for the salvation of Israel as a people, Paul observed the Jews were religiously zealous, but “not according to knowledge” (Roman 10:2). I am afraid they were like a lot of religious people of our day, “ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God” (Roman 10:3). They were self-righteous, and in their zeal to prove themselves righteous, were blind to the reality they had violated God’s Law and Commandments. They failed to submit “themselves unto the righteousness of God” (that is a righteousness that may only be found by yielding to God’s plan for redemption (Roman 10:3c).


What is God’s plan for salvation? It is to accept by faith that Christ, by His death and resurrection, fulfilled all the law demanded. He “is the end [the completer] of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Roman 10:4). Notice the last phrase: “every one that believeth” (Roman 10:4b). A sinner is not saved by his works, or religious fervor. We are saved by confessing and acknowledging Jesus Christ as Lord (Roman 10:9a), and believing in our “heart that God hath raised Him from the dead" (Roman 10:9b).


How important is faith? What a man believes regarding Christ determines his eternal destiny: “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Roman 10:10).

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