Millions of Christians united globally for The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) this past Sunday, including the hundreds gathered in the historic Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem
From more than 175 nations, believers gathered to pray in their churches and homes – from cities to rural villages, from huts to mansions, and from cathedrals to underground churches in China and seven Muslim countries. They also joined in intercession via a prayer app and on a global prayer conference call.
At the special Jerusalem DPPJ Celebration – hosted by Eagles’ Wings Founder/Executive Director Rev. Robert Stearns – at Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, more than 40 nations were represented in the sanctuary and people in nearly 200 nations watched the broadcast provided by GOD TV.
Throughout the 24 hours of October 4, more than 500 believers from around the world also prayed together through the 24-Hour DPPJ Prayer Conference Call hosted by www.greatercalling.org. Callers representing many states in the U.S. were joined by believers from other nations, united in a total of 17,472 combined minutes of prayer, which is the equivalent to one person praying for the peace of Jerusalem non-stop for more than 12 days.
Social media was also a key part of the day with global believers joining one another in prayer through the prayer app Instapray. As soon as one person would release their written prayer for Jerusalem, a multitude of others from the U.S. and countries including India, France, Australia, Brazil, Mozambique, South Korea, Nepal, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and even Iran, immediately sent back messages saying that they, too, had prayed that prayer for Jerusalem.
The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem – held the first Sunday of every October – is the largest Jerusalem-focused prayer initiative in the world, involving tens of millions of believers participating each year from the multitude of nations.
More than 1,400 global Christian leaders have endorsed the growing prayer movement, calling believers to intercede for the city God calls His own and to invoke God’s blessing, purposes, and provision upon all of Jerusalem’s people.
The multi-national, multi-denominational global prayer movement started in 2002 and is co-chaired by Evangelical Christian leaders Rev. Robert Stearns, Dr. Jack W. Hayford, and Dr. Paul Cedar.
By NRB Staff
Published: October 8, 2015