This transcript is taken from a Stand in the Gap Today program originally aired on March 27, 2023.  To listen to the program, please click HERE.

Sam Rohrer:                      Well, hello and welcome to this Monday edition of Stand In the Gap Today. And I trust that you, all of you listening to me right now, were able to be in God’s house somewhere yesterday and to sit under sound biblical preaching and enjoy fellowship with other believers. And if not, I certainly pray that you’ll be able to do so, if at all possible this coming Sunday, which happens to be Palm Sunday. Very, very important. Well, tell you what, if the unfolding events of this past weekend and already today are any indication, this will be a very full week as we consider world events here on this program, events of greatest importance from a biblical worldview perspective.

And even though I’m going to be dealing on Israel and prophecy, as normal, Wednesday of this week with Bill Salus of Prophecy Depot Ministries, events occurring in Israel as we speak and potentially occurring in the months directly ahead, led me to focus as well today on Jerusalem, Israel and the need to pray. And that is our title for today’s program, Jerusalem and Israel, Time to Pray. On today’s program, I have two very special guests and close personal friends. Joining me live from Jerusalem is Albert Veksler, global director of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. And I’ll be talking with Albert in segment three and four specifically about events occurring now in Israel such as the demonstrations, the impact of the Saudi peace alignment with Iran and much more.

And joining me as well in this segment and next, in addition to Albert, is a very good friend and that is the Honorable Michele Bachmann, former US congresswoman from the state of Minnesota and now dean of the Robertson School of Government with Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. And she, along with Albert and former Israeli member of Parliament Robert Ilatov, those three began the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast some years ago. And since that time, God has mightily blessed these events with 23 being held globally so far and three more scheduled in the next several months. And that being said, let me invite in right now the Honorable Michele Bachman. Michele, thanks for being back with us today.

Michele Bachman…:       Thank you, Sam.

Sam Rohrer:                      Michele, I’d like to have you start this off and ask you this question. Looking back now at the Prayer Breakfast, this segment and next, we’re going to be talking about the Prayer Breakfast effort. What motivated you to help launch the original Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast? And if there was a need then to do it, to what degree perhaps, is the need even greater today?

Michele Bachman…:       Great question. I will tell you forthright, the need is even greater today than when we first began. And you asked what my motivation was, it’s really twofold in being a part of the Jerusalem Prayer breakfast. It’s, first of all, the directive that many of your listeners are aware of from Genesis 12:3 which says those who bless Israel and the Jewish people will be blessed but also those who curse Israel and the Jewish people will be cursed. And so, at the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, our goal is to mobilize people from all across the world to obey this opportunity both for personal and national blessing for their nation. And my second motivation is this, the Bible tells all of humanity that we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, that’s the mission statement of Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. And the Bible clearly promises those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem that they will prosper. What a motivation for being involved in the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.

So, this was a movement that began exactly at the right time for the right purpose and I am so grateful for Albert Veksler who is a global director. He’s done a marvelous job connecting people all across the globe to understand how imperative it is at this moment, in all of prophetic history, we need to bring people together from all across the globe to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Sam Rohrer:                      Michele, that’s just perfect and you know what? You love Israel, I love Israel, we focus on that regularly on this program because of what you just said. It’s amazing to me how little that is preached in modern pulpits of America as if that’s some promise that is no longer recognized by God. That promise of blessing or cursing depending is just as much in effect today as it was many, many years ago. And thank you so much, Michele, for your efforts and leading the way on that. And Albert, I’m going to welcome you in right now, thank you so much for being a part of this and your effort and it was my privilege a couple years ago to be at the Prayer Breakfast in Jerusalem.

My wife Ruth Ann and I were there and what a wonderful time that was. About 800 people there from all over the world, what a thing that was, what an event but it comes out of the motivation, Michele, that you just said. But with that, Albert, I welcome you to the program right now, thanks for being with us.

Albert Veksler:                  Thank you, Sam, and Shalom from Jerusalem.

Sam Rohrer:                      Well, Shalom to you. And ladies and gentlemen, just so you know, Albert sounds like a raspy voice, it’s because he does. That’s not his normal voice, he picked up a cold doing an outside wedding in Jerusalem and so we’re praying for him that his voice holds together. But Albert, let me ask you this question. As the global director for the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, can you share briefly in an historical overview perhaps of how God has blessed this effort since its inception and the motivation, what Michelle just talked about. Just give an overview of what’s happened since that original time.

Albert Veksler:                  Thank you, Sam. Well, it all began with the then president Reuven Rivlin endorsing this vision that I gave to Robert Ilatov. We were sitting at Robert’s office in his Knesset cabinet and we even didn’t know what it will be because we thought, if we will have an annual gathering in Jerusalem, that would be great. But when Michele Bachmann, and, Michele, you were our first keynote speaker at the first event and, instead of speaking, you prayed for a solid 35 minutes. And that was something I believed that birthed a global movement that has taken us now to 17 cities and we’ve just been totally amazed by all these history making events that have come out of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast and witnessed to the Holocaust survivors receiving their reparation monies that were held back by the Netherlands government and we’ve seen major changes take place.

Even at the first Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, we had Billye Brim pray that short prayer that the newly elected president Donald J. Trump in 2017 would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move the embassy. And not many people said hallelujah, amen because they remembered that Clinton promised, Obama, Bush and all the rest of them promised but never did it.

Sam Rohrer:                      And with that Albert, just hold on there. Ladies and gentlemen, you get to get a flavor, a divine, I would say, launching of an effort praying for Jerusalem right off the pages of scripture, God has already evidence great blessing and what a time for it to happen. And we’re going to come back, we’re going to talk about now the Breakfast has lined up for the next couple of months ahead of time coming up in front of us and we’ll be back in just a moment.

Sam Rohrer:                      Well, not only does scripture command all of those who love God to pray for the peace of Jerusalem as Michele referred to in the last segment, it says that in Psalm 122, verse six. But in that passage, with that prayer comes a blessing from God. As it says in the same verse, quote, they shall prosper who love thee. And that refers to the city, thee, city of Jerusalem. Yet we also know according to scripture that, in the days in which we live and in the days immediately ahead, Jerusalem will become a stone of trembling as the nations of the world become perplexed with what to do with Jerusalem and the nation of Israel.

Of course, for all of those, us, hopefully you as well who fear God, we know that to bless Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people brings the blessing of God in so many ways. And for those who reject what God has ordained and curse Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people, they will be perplexed and they will ultimately be judged during the seven-year time of Jacob’s trouble otherwise known as the tribulation period and they will suffer extensive defeat, final defeat in that battle of Armageddon which we’ve talked about on this program so many times.

So, Israel will become the center of the world’s attention. And in fact, frankly, it’s transitioning and has been transitioning to that level of importance as we speak and all the more reason that we should pray for Israel, Jerusalem and the peace of Jerusalem. Albert, let’s shift now to the Prayer Breakfast in the months ahead. There are several Jerusalem Prayer Breakfasts that are scheduled in the month, you referred to them in the months ahead. Can you identify these events that have already happened perhaps and what is coming up in the months ahead?

Albert Veksler:                  Yes, thank you, Sam. Well, we just had a great Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast in Houston, Texas and we are planning to have one in exactly one month in St. Louis, Missouri. And then, of course, our annual main event in Jerusalem, May 31st and June 1st and, after that, in Gold Coast Australia, invited by the mayor of Gold Coast in July 3rd and 4th.

Sam Rohrer:                      All right and that’s fantastic. And then, the end of May, I think you just said that the last weekend is the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast [inaudible 00:10:33]. And Michele, I want to go back to you right now. And again, ladies and gentlemen, if you’re just joining us, we’re talking right now with the Honorable Michele Bachmann and you just listened to Albert Veksler calling in live from Jerusalem. These two individuals and one other, a former member of parliament, were the three that, years ago, God led to establish that first Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast which then was taken to multiple cities around the world and other places and that’s what we’re talking about. So, if you’re just joining us, that’s what we’re talking about today.

Now, Michelle, I’d like to get your thoughts on this because I think this Jerusalem prayer breakfast this year, it’s got to be significant because this is the 75th anniversary of the nation of Israel. So, here would be my question. Does this anniversary, in your opinion, bear any additional significance when it seems like the entire world is about to go to war? 75 years anniversary of Israel, this is a big year, isn’t it?

Michele Bachman…:       It’s a huge year. This is a Diamond Jubilee celebration and consider that, within our lifetime, Sam, for the last 75 years, we have witnessed the greatest fulfillment of biblical prophecy there is and that is the resurrection of the modern Jewish state of Israel and the return of the Jewish people to Israel. So, right now, at 75 years, Israel is at her moment of greatest strength in our modern history from technology to population to her wealth, military prowess. If you look at her health and agriculture products, she’s very, very strong. And while she’s strong, the world has been attacking Israel in every possible way and including, as you had said this weekend and before, they’re attacking her prime minister from within and I believe the reason why they’re doing that is so that they can attack her without.

So, it’s very important that we are praying for Israel as she’s at this moment of her anniversary and strength because, again, we are witnesses to the greatest period in all of human history the time that the prophets long to live in. And that’s why I believe that God raised up Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast and spoke to Albert Veksler and member Knesset Robert Ilatov that this is the moment when the biblical believers from around the world need to come together and bless Israel and the Jewish people but also pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This is our opportunity, our opportunity for blessing and to stand up for the Jewish state and the Jewish people.

Sam Rohrer:                      Albert, before I go to you and I want to talk to you about St. Louis, the next event coming up, but, Michele, that’s another question for you and that is this. You have served in Congress, you ran for president, our listeners would know that, you have made many trips to the Middle East, you are very much aware of international relations and what’s taking place. Just from your perspective, to what degree would you say that the current administration, Congress, those in positions of political power in Washington right now have an understanding of the importance of what you just said?

Michele Bachman…:       I would say it’s a very slim understanding, unfortunately, and I’m very concerned about the administration’s current stance toward Israel. The prior administration’s stance was one of blessing the Jewish state and the Jewish people, I believe that we have switched and now we’ve taken the opposite perspective that is hurting the United States in real time. Each nation is judged by God, it’s very clear throughout scripture and so we’re not in a good position. We know, in fact, that our State Department has given money to nonprofit organizations who are currently opposing the Prime Minister of Israel. So, the United States is not acting, in my opinion, in good faith or for the goodwill of Israel and I think that there is a global effort right now to take down nations in a form of a coup that would oppose a global government.

And I think Benjamin Netanyahu is standing for a strong Israel and for the Jewish people and I think that those people who would like to see global governance want to have a puppet as a prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is not a puppet.

Sam Rohrer:                      Wow, Michele, I tell you what, I need to have you back. I want to continue on that theme, if possible, someday in the future, what you’re just talking about there. That is what I have thought as well and I think it’s significant so, anyways, thank you so much. Albert, let me go to you here right now. St. Louis, coming up. And earlier, you were sharing some things, St. Louis, they’ve had a peculiar interest in Israel for a long time, haven’t they?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, yes. The World Fair in 1904 saw a model, a really great scale model of the old city of Jerusalem built in St. Louis. Moreover, they flew the flag, the Zionist flag, then today’s flag of Israel in 1904 over St. Louis with other national flags and I think it was a great prophetic act. Now, I really need to study what motivated them at that stage, at that time to do that but this is a fact that these things happened and we are raising the flag of Israel over St. Louis again as we come on April 27 and 28.

Sam Rohrer:                      Okay. Albert, the website to which people listening who may want to go to that one in St. Louis as an example, where should they go to find out more?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, we have a website, it’s www jpbstlouis, one word, dot O-R-G. Jpbstlouis dot O-R-G and you have all the information for the registration. It’s a two-day conference and, as Michele said, there’s never been a better time to come together and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem because, believe me, Jerusalem needs your prayers right now more than ever.

Sam Rohrer:                      All right. Well, thank you so much. Michele, are you still with me?

Michele Bachman…:       I am.

Sam Rohrer:                      Okay, we’ve got just about a minute and a half here before we leave. Let me come back to you right now and just follow up on what you were saying. The awareness of the leaders of this world to the importance of Israel, we know the knowledge level is very low. You talked about prophecy, I got just one minute. Why is it so important right now for the pulpits of America to be speaking about Israel, praying for the peace of Israel and where we are prophetically?

Michele Bachman…:       Well, it’s important for the pulpits to be preaching because the flock needs to understand. Those who believe in the Bible, who revere the Bible and who believe God is true need to understand. Again, we are literally watching events unfold in front of our eyes, while they are political events, these are also the fulfillment of prophetic events. Pastors are needed more than ever, Sam, to be able to relate what the Bible says about these events that are happening moment by moment. The Bible says, as the last days come, events will be closer together and more intense. We certainly see that but we need our learned pastors to speak to us from the Bible so that we can interpret the times that we live in. It’s not for the purpose of despair, it’s for the purpose of granting joy and faith as we see the Bible is coming true before our eyes.

Sam Rohrer:                      Amen, amen. Michele Bachmann, thank you so much for being with me. You’ve got a busy schedule, you’ve got other things going on, we will say goodbye to you right now, thanks for working us in so much. Ladies and gentlemen, stay with us because Albert Veksler from Jerusalem, live, connected with us. We’re going to transition, I’m going to talk with him on what’s actually happening on the streets of Jerusalem and the impacts of all that’s happening there.


Sam Rohrer:                      Well, welcome back to Stand in the Gap Today, this is our Monday edition here of a special program that we’re doing. The theme today is this, Jerusalem and Israel, Time to Pray. And again, if you’re just joining us right now, go back and listen to this program at or on your app, the former congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, just left us, with us for the first 30 minutes, along with our current guest that I’m going to continue discussion with right now, Mr. Albert Veksler who is the global director of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.

And we’re going to shift gears right now, moving from the Prayer Breakfast which we just covered. When it started, why it started, it’s happened all around the world and why it’s so much more important now. When the conditions of the world, being so prophetically profoundly moving forward, makes it all the more important that we do what Psalm 122:6 says, pray for the peace of Jerusalem. So, being that’s the case, I wanted to take today because things are happening in Jerusalem and, if you’ve been following the news, this last week as an example, there is unrest in Israel. Just as there’s unrest in France and all around the world, there’s unrest there and the unrest there involves at least some of these things. I’ll talk to Albert about the details of this but at least there are protests against Prime Minister Netanyahu.

It appears that there are protests against certain government policies being pursued including changes to the Israeli Supreme Court. And all of this is happening in a time under the umbrella, put it that way, of an increasing security concern from changing, vastly changing, relationships with neighboring nations such as the alignment now of Saudi Arabia who was in alignment and working with Israel because they had an enemy in Iran but now they are linked with their arch enemy Iran in a deal brokered by, of all things, communist China. So, as unrest is spreading across the world, it’s also impacting all of Israel and certainly Jerusalem.

So, for the latest on the ground perspective, I’m going to look in two parts. One, threats inside Israel in this segment. The next segment, we’re going to talk about the threats outside Israel. So, Albert, let’s start right here. Many of our listeners have heard of the legislation that was introduced a week or 10 days ago, whatever, but it came to the news about a week ago, a couple of members of the Netanyahu what’s termed right wing coalition, religious coalition, introduced legislation, at least as reported here, wanting to criminalize the sharing of the gospel or speaking about Jesus Christ. Netanyahu, a couple days ago, then is reported was adamant in saying he would not support any action like that.

So, here’s my question to you. Was this introduction of this legislation which was so out of perspective of anything that anybody would’ve thought in Israel, was it actually a serious introduction of legislation representing a significant group of members or Israeli citizens or was this introduced and brought to light for some other purpose? Give me your perspective on this if you could.

Albert Veksler:                  Well, Sam, sadly, the current coalition is, not just the most religious coalition of Israel’s history, but they have, for some reason, been coming up with some very strange bills. They’ve been discussing separating men and women in public events and you have some very extremist ideas that have been introduced through this coalition. And yes, these situations, we have had them before in 19, I think, 99 was a similar attempt to criminalize the mission activities as they call it here. But this time I’m happy that this subject was brought to the light because I think there was a danger because this coalition was using all of its political power to press through one bill after another. So, if you ask me, yes, there was a real danger.

Sam Rohrer:                      Okay. I’m going to ask you a couple things here pretty quick. Let me follow up on that. Is this the same group, by and large, that is wanting, for instance, for the temple to be rebuilt and sacrifices on the Temple Mount and perhaps almost going back to more Torah based law and legislation? Is that all wrapped up in the same effort by this group of people?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, first of all, Israeli government never speaks in one voice and the coalition also is formed by very, very different kind of groups. And some of them, yes, would definitely be very enthusiastic about the idea of rebuilding the temple, others of the same coalition would be afraid even to go up to the Temple Mount because they are in the form of impurity and so they cannot do that. So, there’s a lot of internal, let’s say, controversies and contradictions in it but, at the same time, I think the Israeli public that is on the streets right now, and we have 100,000 people demonstrating at the Israeli parliament at Knesset at this moment, they are perceiving this as a religious takeover.

And so, what actually broke, I believe, the current crisis here was the declaration by the former, now former because he was fired, Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant who basically said that, yes, we need this judicial reform but not at this price. Because the Israeli army that is built by 25% of the service, the people that are enlisted but then 75% of reserves, the reservists were telling him as the minister of defense, if the religious forces are going to get what they want and they’re not the ones serving in the army but we are the ones serving in army protecting them, if that’s going to happen, then we will not fulfill our role in coming to the voluntary reserve services, don’t expect us to join.

And so, this creates a very serious security concern because, if 75% of Israeli reservists are feeling that they are abandoned and they’re neglected and that they’re not even represented in the Knesset anymore, it’s not the best time. I think this is a major concern and a need for prayer.

Sam Rohrer:                      Interesting. Let me follow up quickly, I know you don’t have a lot of time to go into this but you mentioned the Supreme Court. The change to the Supreme Court, what is actually trying to take place and is it from a true freedom perspective? Is the change being pursued by the Netanyahu administration and coalition, is it a proper thing or does it raise more questions than does it solve?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, the reform does touch several different aspects. The first one, and, again, this is, I remember, from my studies at the Hebrew University in the early 2000s, end of ’90s, there was a totally legitimate discussion that the Supreme Court has become too activist and has taken the position of legislating new laws. Now, I’ll start from this that I don’t think there’s any other country in the world where the judges and the lawyers have the majority in the committee choosing the judges for the Supreme Court and other courts in Israel. We have a situation that the judges basically pick and choose the new judges.

And so, this is one of the aspects, and I really think that this needs to be changed, but, again, this is something that receives a lot of resistance. And is it the end of democracy as the other side says? I don’t think so. I don’t think that any other country where the political representatives are very much involved in choosing the judges have less democracy. It’s a real issue and I think it should be changed. Nevertheless, this is one of the things that is receiving a lot of pushbacks.

Another thing is this current coalition’s desire to really take even more power. And I think this is exaggerated that they would have an override clause so that the Knesset, with a simple majority, would be able to override the Supreme Court decisions. And here’s where the dangerous part comes. Both sides exaggerate, both sides, and it’s like a Middle Eastern bazaar. You exaggerate, you say the price is this but then you really mean that the price is half of it or somewhere in the middle from the half to what you’ve asked. But again, we have a very, very volatile situation. Looking at Iran crossing the nuclear threshold, it might happen any day and having Israel in such a turmoil of hundreds of thousands of people on the streets, in the Knesset yesterday in Tel Aviv blocking the streets, it is painful to see how the fragile social fabric of the Israeli nation is being torn apart.

Sam Rohrer:                      Huh. Well, Albert, you’ve packed a lot of information in there in just a moment. Ladies and gentlemen, that was Albert Veksler. He’s calling live from Jerusalem, he is the global director of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast and I’ve just asked him to stay on and give some on the ground comment, what’s taking place. When we come back, I’m going to continue the discussion with him as we consider further some of those outside threats to Israel such as Saudi Arabia now becoming a partner with, of all things, Iran.


Sam Rohrer:                      Our theme today is this, Jerusalem and Israel, Time to Pray. Now, talking with Michele Bachmann in the first half of the program and special guest now, global director of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, Albert Veksler. We talked about why it is important to bless Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people and pray for the peace of Jerusalem as Psalm 122, verse six says. Well, some years ago when God laid on the heart of Albert, who’s with me now, and a former member of Parliament and Michele, they had a common understanding that Israel needed the prayers of people. And Bible believing Christians have been and always are the most strong and ardent supporters of Israel and Jerusalem and the Jewish people. Why is that? Well, because that’s what the Bible says. So, there is power in prayer. We are to pray.

Well, the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast is coming up again, the end of May. You can go online, I believe, it is, you can find it there. And it’s the 75th anniversary of Israel, it’s a big anniversary. But as you know and as Michele referenced, there are problems on the streets. Albert just told us a hundred thousand plus people demonstrating outside their parliament, the Knesset, there’s a stirring of the pot, something is happening there and the security of Israel, a lot of pressure’s being brought to bear. That’s on the inside, we just talked about that. But Albert, let’s shift now and pick up on what you’d refer to.

And Albert, I’ve mentioned now a couple of times, there are significant security concerns from outside Israel and I think all of the enemies of Israel would love to support problems on the ground because it all benefits them, they think, but specifically comment to me on this. No one would’ve imagined a year ago that Saudi Arabia would be in agreement with their arch enemy, Iran, but they now are. Tell me about that. Why, from the people perspective, there in the ground, what caused Saudi Arabia to agree now and become aligned with their arch enemy, Iran, when they were so opposed and what does that mean to the security potentially of Israel?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, first of all, when you think back to the Abraham Accords, and it was year 2020 when we started hearing about these really miraculous changes that the former administration was basically facilitating. We heard about the United Arab Emirates and then we heard about Sudan and different other [inaudible 00:33:04] and other nations and our Prime Minister Netanyahu was visiting with them, we saw actually something that, I think, prophet Ezekiel described in Ezekiel 38 and, in particular, by giving the list of the allied nations that will one day attack Israel.

And so, what is very remarkable in all of this is the fact that, in that list that Ezekiel brings, we don’t have the enemies of Israel that they’ve usually had. For 75 years, we were having wars with Egypt and with Syria and Jordan and then countries neighboring us, in this new alliance that Ezekiel speaks about, there are totally different actors. We speak about, I believe, Russia, Iran, we speak about Turkey and we speak about nations from the Northern Africa lining up for a new concerted attack against Israel. Now, whether we are moving towards this scenario or not, the time will show, but I think we are definitely coming closer because we see that the list of these nations that Ezekiel presented is pretty much the list of the nations that have allied themselves in a coalition against Israel.

Sam Rohrer:                      I think your observation there, thank you for saying that. Because we talk a lot about that on the program as well and it’s like you almost have to have your hands over your eyes and cover your ears not to see these alignments predicted, prophesied clearly in scripture actually happening as what Michele said when she was with us. It’s literally before our eyes. Now, let me come down to this. From the standpoint of the concern of the Israeli government, you now have Benjamin Netanyahu at the lead, you have the Israeli IDF and others saying for a long time, if Iran ever got 60% or more on nuclear preparation and, by many records, they’re way above that, that something would have to happen and that they would even take them on singularly.

Well, now if they do, they’re actually taking on almost, to some extent, Saudi Arabia. It really complicates thing, doesn’t it? So, here’s my question. Is there agreement, at least within the Knesset and the IDF relative to what is happening with outside security or is the government itself split right now?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, at this current moment, I must admit that government is split. And I think that the internal turmoil that we experience is very much taking most of the attention. And I think, for our listeners, this is exactly the reason, I believe, why God says pray for the peace of Jerusalem because, as is the peace of Jerusalem, so is the peace of this whole world. So, I think Jerusalem is, in many ways, yes, it’s the apple of God’s eye but this is also, in many ways, the very front line between the forces of darkness and the forces of light, if I may say so.

And I really think that what we need at this moment, more than ever, is a concerted effort by the Christians all over the world standing up, standing in the gap for Israel, praying for our government because the Bible says that we need to pray for those in power so that we would have peaceful and quiet life in all godliness. Now, peaceful and quiet, it hasn’t been so it’s definitely time to pray.

Sam Rohrer:                      Albert, you and I didn’t talk about it, but we have one minute left before we have to go into closing here. Could you pray for Israel right now?

Albert Veksler:                  Well, I would ask you, Sam, to do this.

Sam Rohrer:                      Okay, I will. Let me right now do that, Albert, just because of time. Heavenly Father, I would ask, Lord, that you would undertake right now. We pray for, yes, the peace of Jerusalem, we pray for the Jewish people to understand that they are Your people, need to follow Your rules and that, Lord, You will ultimately, yes, bring them to the point of understanding. Put Your hand around them, guide the Prime Minister, those in the coalition that are around and pray for those who are a part of the Prayer Breakfast movement, Albert and Robert and Michelle and all those who gather on these locations, St. Louis and Australia and then in Jerusalem itself, the end of May. Lord, undertake, hear the prayers of Your people, we pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

Albert Veksler, thank you so much for being with us today, a pleasure. I want to get you back on, so much more we need to talk about. If you’re interested in the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, ladies and gentlemen,, you can find that information there. And then thank you to all of you for being a part of the program today. Go to our website, standinthegap, for more information. This program, forward it to a friend.