The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

What is the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem?

On the first Sunday of every October, hundreds of millions of people around the world join together to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In just a few years, this event has quickly become the largest Israel-focused prayer event in history. But why set aside this day each year to pray for Jerusalem?

Purpose

We set aside this one day each year to raise global awareness and intercession for G-d’s purposes in Israel, knowing that this hour in history is critical and our authority in prayer is great. Though we pray every day for Israel, we seek on this day to unite believers around the world in raising a cry to Heaven on behalf of this troubled, but strategic land and its people. We believe in G-d’s promises for His beloved nation and fervently pray to hasten the day when He brings fulfillment to His word. (Read more).

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Why Stand with Israel?

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Israel is a land about which G-d says – uniquely, prophetically, redemptively, and repeatedly in the Bible – “This is Mine.” G-d refers to Israel as He does to no other land on Earth. Israel was raised up to be a light to the Gentiles.

The Church at its inception was virtually entirely Jewish, and it remained so until the Gospel began to spread. Ultimately, the Gospel spread to Antioch – where the first Gentile congregation began – the base from which the Gospel spread into all the world.

In the book of Romans, chapters 9 through 11, the Apostle Paul deals with the question of the Jews in G-d’s providence and purpose. These three chapters virtually stand alone, within the whole of the Bible, as an elaboration of the theology of G-d’s dealing with Jews. The Jews were the “first fruit” … the “first people” (through Abraham) to understand a covenant G-d. They then relayed the riches of that truth to the world, and through their agency, the Messiah came into the world. The Word of G-d calls Jews the “root” and Gentiles the “branches.” We’re reminded that while “because of unbelief, some of them were broken off and you stand by faith,” we are not to become haughty but to fear: “For if G-d did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.” When the fullness of the Gentiles is completed, “all Israel will be saved.” (ch. 11:16-27) (Read more)

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Love in Yeshua,

 

Cynthia

 

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3 thoughts on “The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

  1. Hello, Cynthia.

    Months ago I said I wouldn’t be back here, but I failed to “unsubscribe” to your posts, So this morning, I have your newest in my inbox. A couple of things you said, I cannot ignore, and neither should your other readers.

    Let me start by asking you a question: Many say that the pope is the antichrist because he puts himself to play the role of Jesus. He is called the “Vicar of Christ”. For the record, I’m not Catholic. Do you think it is borderline blashemy as the how people view the pope, and the role he takes? He is substituted for Jesus, and I do think that is blashemy, do you agree? YES or NO?

    That being said, two times in this post, you do the very same thing, except you substitute Israel for Jesus. If this is true of the pope, is it not true that many who share your views are guilty of the same? of fact, NOT ONCE do you even acknowledge Jesus Christ, or mention His name.

    First, you say Israel is the “firstfruits”. Read 1Cor.15. It very plainly says JESUS is the firstfruits. So you give Israel the role of Jesus.

    Second, you say that Israel iis the “root”. No where in the text that you mention does it say that Israel is the root, but it DOES say they are the “natural BRANCHES”.

    Jesus very plainly says in the gospels that HE is the Vine, and we are the branches. I would be interested to read the text that you base this outrageous statement from. Dare I say; THERE IS NONE. AGAIN, you place Israel in the role of JESUS CHRIST.

    This is the same reason the pope is suspected of being AC. Could one not say the same thing here? At least the pope says Jesus is the Son of God, which is the very definition of AC. The Jews DO deny that He is. Does that not make them the more likely candidate?

    You are clearly giving the role of Jesus, Himself to this little antichrist nation, and that is blasphemy.

    God help you.

  2. Cynthia,

    It is now nearing the end of Jan. 2016 and much has come about in a very short time! It is though time is being sped up, some where I remember reading that? I miss your notes and the the things that the Lord places on your heart…. I pray that the the will bless us with eyes to see and ears to hear. I’m aware that we should be as wise as serpents and as meek as a dove. May we be given wisdom and insight to share the truth of the gospel boldly in these tough times ahead and be led to those who’s hearts have been tenderized to truly hear the Hope of Salvation in Messiah Yeshua, Amen and Amen!! I pray things are well with thee….

    Mark in Phoenix

    • Hi Mark,

      Sorry for the very late answer. When you wrote this message I was yet battling with illness. It was around this time also that the Lord heard and answered my prayer for healing. But as I will share later in this blog, it was very difficult getting back to writing as I was getting over with the effects of almost 6 months of struggling with the illness that affected me- spirit, soul and body. But as part of our inheritance, victory always comes when His purpose is accomplished. Paul’s word rings loud that “all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Hallelujah!

      Shalom,

      Cynthia

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