This past Sunday an estimated 100,000 believers joined together in 100 nations to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Sponsored by Eagles Wings ministry, the fifth annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem brought believers together during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur for prayer services, teleconferences and personal intercession. The concerted prayer effort began Sunday at 12 a.m. (EST) and continued for 24 hours.
“We were excited to have such a diverse group join in on the call this year,” said Dana Simons of Greater Calling, a telephone ministry that hosted the prayer-filled conference call. A total of 700 believers in 14 nations and continents including Africa, Japan, Australia, China, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and Uruguay called in and prayed together for peace. The Eagles Wings Web site said it is pertinent that believers pray for Jerusalem and the ministry plans to continue hosting a prayer day for Jerusalem every year until Christ returns.
Jack Hayford, pastor of Church on the Way and co-sponsor of the prayer initiative, said on the Eagles Wings Web site: “To pray for the peace of Jerusalem is to pray, ‘Lord, let your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth, not only in the ultimate revelation of His King coming from Heaven, but in the present revelation of God's peace as it comes into our hearts in a troubled world, to bring to the heartbeat center of the world, something of a peace that alleviates the tensions, the hatred, the bombings, the torments.” Since 2006, a daily conference call has been held at 6 a.m. EST for the prayer for Jerusalem.