Day to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Day to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, 2005

On October 2, 2005, across nearly 100 nations plus the Commonwealths of DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico, millions of believers cried out for Israel on one collective knee, asking for the peace of God to come to Jerusalem.

"We are here today to ask God to prevail in what man has failed to accomplish through human diplomacy. Real peace will come to the Middle East only when hearts and minds are changed," Robert Stearns, founder and co-chairman of the DPPJ event, said from Karlsruhe, Germany on DPPJ Sunday, where he led a ceremony at one of the nation’s largest churches, Israeli and German dignitaries in attendance.

“We are asking for God’s reign of peace to come to Jerusalem,” he added.

From many Muslim nations like Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt and Pakistan, a Christian remnant stood up and was counted in praying for the peace of Jerusalem. 

In the U.S., a coordinated 24-hour prayer and worship vigil between New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 1, preceded the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, piercing the Western world’s atmosphere with “harp & bowl” worship ahead of the worldwide intercession for Israel.

DPPJ Teleconference

DPPJ leaders in the U.S. coordinated an interactive global teleconference on Oct. 2, 2005 where citizens around the world who couldn’t attend official prayer assemblies used phones to enter “virtual prayer rooms” in praying for the peace of Jerusalem. 

Hundreds of callers from over 42 U.S. states and 12 nations called in to pray, sing and even sound shofars – the ram’s horn blown in biblical times to rally troops or announce sacrifices –throughout the day. 

Some of the prayer focuses at the top of each hour included praying for the restoration, healing and protection of Israel while other hour-long sessions prayed against terror in the land and against Middle East media distortions, so common in the world today.

Several Christians prayed in their native tongues, interceding in German, Hebrew, Thai –even Swahili – for the peace of God to come to Jerusalem. 

A poignant moment came when the voice of a young girl interrupted focused and fierce intercession as she quietly prayed for the peace and hope of Israel’s children during the “Praying for the Youth of Israel” segment of the teleconference.

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