Tel Aviv was founded by the Jewish community on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Joppa.
Acts 9:36-41 (New International Version)
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.
Our Father in heaven,
Your Son Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Through His victory over death, Tabitha was raised from the dead. We thank You for that miraculous outpouring of life in Joppa.
Like the disciples who asked Peter to come at once, we ask Jesus, the King of kings, to come at once to Tel Aviv. We cry out for life in the face of secularism. We cry out for life in the face of global terrorism.
We speak the name of Jesus over Tel Aviv and declare Him as the way for Tel Aviv, the truth for Tel Aviv, and the life for Tel Aviv. May Tel Aviv, the ancient port, be a portal of life from the Ancient of Days. Amen.