By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN—
On Sunday, an estimated 500 million participants from over 175 nations joined together in a unified day-long prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.
Reverend Robert Stearns, Executive Director of Eagles’ Wings, a global missional community based outside of Buffalo, New York, led the prayer from the Haas Promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. From there, GOD TV broadcast the event to 300 million viewers in 192 nations.
Every year, the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) is observed on the first Sunday of October in churches and prayer ministries around the world. Coordinated by Reverend Stearns, Dr. Jack Hayford, and Dr. Paul Cedar, over 1,400 key leaders within the Evangelical Christian world gave their active support. The event was first held in 2002 but is now the largest Israel-focused prayer event in history.
The event was also attended by Member of Knesset (MK) Robert Ilatov, MK Rabbi Yehudah Glick, Director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Joshua Reinstein, Executive Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation David Nekrutman, and Dr. Jürgen Buhler of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
Member of Knesset Yehuda Glick expressed his gratitude for the prayers, saying, “This event is so moving for every one of us here in Jerusalem.”