Millions of Christians Pray from Jerusalem and Unite in Prayer Globally During The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
Contact: Joel James, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Millions of Christians united across denominational, cultural, and political differences on Sunday, October 2nd, joining together for prayer. The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) (www.daytopray.com) invokes God's blessing and provision upon all of Jerusalem's people.
Globally, from over 200 nations and over 300,000 churches, millions of Christians gathered to intercede during their worship services on October 2nd, in their homes, on college campuses, and in larger regional gatherings. Prayer rose to the heavens from cities and rural villages, from huts and mansions, cathedrals and simple church buildings, and from underground gatherings.
The multi-national and religiously diverse character of this global prayer movement -- Co-Chaired by Rev. Robert Stearns, founder/director of Eagles' Wings, and Dr. Jack Hayford, President of The King's College and Seminary in Van Nuys, California -- was uniquely reflected in the Jerusalem gathering broadcast to over 200 nations on the GOD TV Satellite network. Christians from scores of nations prayed on the Haas Promenade, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.
Founder and Co-Chairman of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, Rev. Stearns said, "God is uniting people in prayer and faith, so that the atmosphere over this city will change, that the climate over this city will change!"
Joining Stearns, the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem -- Honorable Naomi Tsur declared, "Jerusalem is a city for all of its residents... By praying for the peace of Jerusalem, we can all achieve that end."
Representing Palestinian Arab Christians, Maher Canawati announced to the gathering, "As a Christian Palestinian, I came here this afternoon to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. God, Lord Jesus, we ask you to give our leaders wisdom to achieve peace [in Jerusalem]."
Mr. Josh Reinstein, Director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus emphatically remarked, "Here in Jerusalem... We all know that the only answer [for Jerusalem] cannot be political, but Biblical...We need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we need to stand for Jerusalem, and we need to act for Jerusalem."
Robert Stearns presented a check for $10,000 to the leaders of the two Eagles' Wings Feeding Centers which feed both Jewish and Arab poor in Jerusalem and Tiberias. He declared that the initiative in prayer and feeding the hungry in Israel was not ending with the Day of Prayer but just beginning.
International Christian leaders lifted a chorus of prayer to the heavens for Jerusalem's peace including Rev. Rebecca Brimmer, International President and CEO of Bridges for Peace; Father Octavio Gomez, The House of Mambre; and Reverend Yonathan Wiryohadi, Sr. Pastor and Founder of Gereja Bethel Indonesia World Transformation Church.
Throughout the 24 hours of October 2, over 200 believers also prayed together through an internet "virtual prayer room" created by the 24-Hour DPPJ Prayer Conference Call (www.greatercalling.org). Believers representing 32 states and from many nations including Kenya, UK, Netherlands, Canada, and Germany. Believers sang in their native tongues and wept as they prayed for the peace of Jerusalem and all her people groups.
Rabbi Micah Goodman was moved by the millions of Christians praying worldwide for Israel: "When I realize with what passion millions of Christians are praying for Jerusalem, I remember that Jews are also praying for Jerusalem... God is uniting us! Together we can dream again to make this world a better place."
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