At the heart of God’s covenant with Israel and the Jewish people’s historic ties to the land, lies the city of Jerusalem. There has never been a more important time to pray for peace and security within Jerusalem.
In Scripture Jerusalem is called “the city the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put His name (I Kings 11:32, 1 Kings 14:21b, I Kings 21:7, 2 Chronicles 6:6);” the book of Luke in the New Testament records that Jesus openly wept over the city of Jerusalem, and we are exhorted in Psalm 122 to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Jerusalem is mentioned 660 times in the Tanakh and 146 times in the Christian New Testament.
Join with us and millions worldwide as we pray for the Holy City of Jerusalem.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your prosperity.”
He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat*.There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.”
*modern day "Kidron Valley" between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Mt. of Olives
1 Kings 11:36
“I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name.”
2 Chronicles 3:1
“Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.”
All Scriptures are taken from the NIV translation unless otherwise indicated.