Saturday, October 06, 2012

Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

This Sunday 7th October 2012 is being widely recognised around the world as a Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. Millions of Christians around the world will pray in accordance with Psalm 122: 6 The prayer below has been distributed to enable Churches, Prayer Groups and Individuals to pray as one on this day.

Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Almighty God, Lord God of Israel, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah: In accordance with Your command in Psalm 122:6, we join in agreement with our brothers and sisters all around the word to pray to You today for the peace, the shalom, of Jerusalem. Your only begotten Son, our Saviour, died and rose from the dead in Jerusalem and is coming back to rule from Jerusalem, the city where You will dwell (Zech 8:3). 
We cannot keep silent; we pray that the righteousness of Jerusalem will shine out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. We cry out to You to establish her and make her the praise of the earth. (Is 62:1,6).

We speak comfort to Your people and speak tenderly to the heart of Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her time of service and her warfare are over and her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received from Your hand double for all her sins. (Is 40:1-,2). We pray for peace and protection wherever there is enmity and strife within Jerusalem - between: Jew and Gentile, Palestinian and Jew, Moslem and Jew, Christian and Jew, Jews who believe in Yeshua and the Orthodox Jews, and between the Christian denominations.

Whenever Your enemies attack or try to divide Your city, we stand upon your promise Lord, that like a great lion over Your prey, so You, the Lord of hosts will come down to do battle on Mount Zion. Like birds hovering overhead, You will defend Jerusalem; You will protect it and deliver it; You will pass over and spare and preserve it (Is 31:4,5). Will You create over all of Mt Zion, over every dwelling place and over those who assemble there a cloud and smoke by day, and a glow of flaming fire by night; over all the glory let there be a canopy, a defence of Your divine love and protection. (Is 4:5-6).

We declare: No weapon forged against you, Jerusalem, will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me, declares the Lord. (Is 54:17). We pray these prayers in the name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah, the Prince of Peace, who alone can bring true peace. (Eph 2:14,16).

Thank you, Lord, that You are able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to Your power that is at work within us. Amen.

(Eph 3: 20-21). Scriptures taken from NIV and Amplified Bibles.

Source: Australian House of Prayer for all Nations