Christians throughout world pray for Jerusalem

Christians raise hands in prayer at the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. (Flash 90)

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Hundreds of evangelical Christians gathered on Sunday at Jerusalem’s Haas Promenade overlooking the capital’s Old City to pray for the peace of the city. The event was televised live in some 180 countries.

Some 300,000 churches on five continents take part in the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, founded in 2002 by Rev. Robert Stearns of New York.

“Christians are uniting around the world, and we are coming together here in Jerusalem to declare that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob loves Jerusalem, and that He has set His Name on this city,” Stearns told The Jerusalem Post.

“When we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we are praying for all the inhabitants of Jerusalem—Jew, Arab, Christian, Muslim, and those of other no faith. We are praying in obedience to the Bible, not from any other
agenda.”

The event was held in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality, the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tourism Ministry, and local Christian organizations Bridges for Peace, the
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, and Christian Friends for Israel.

“A new breed of Christian is arising in the Earth,” Stearns told the Post, “one that loves Jerusalem, loves Israel, and loves the Jewish people. We are saying that the sins of the past will not be repeated on our
watch.”

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