Yesterday, millions of Christians united across denominational, cultural, and political differences as part of The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) to intercede for the city God calls His own and to invoke God's blessing, purposes, and provision upon all of Jerusalem's people. From over 175 nations, believers gathered to pray in their worship services, in their homes, in regional gatherings, on the prayer app Instapray, and on a 24 Hour Prayer Conference Call.
Highlights from Jerusalem Global TV Broadcast
|Robert Stearns leads worship for DPPJ 2014|
|Rev. Canon Andrew White the "Vicar of Baghdad"|
|Stearns declaring Jeruslem is to be a "house of prayer for all nations."|
Christians participating in the DPPJ observances not only pray for Jerusalem, but also add practical action to their intercession. This year a check of $15,000 was presented by Robert Stearns from the DPPJ offerings to support two Feeding Centers in Israel, which feed both the Arab and Jewish poor in Jerusalem and Tiberias.
In Huts, Cathedrals, and on their Mobile PhonesAdditionally, millions participated by praying in their churches, homes, and special services throughout the day, from cities to rural villages, from huts to mansions, and from cathedrals to underground churches in China and seven Muslim countries. Hispanic evangelical leader the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President CEO of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, oversees more than 500,000 Latin churches globally and he is just one of over 1,300 global leaders endorsing DPPJ. Pastor Daniel Ouma in Tanzania reported that his church has had 24 hour prayer for Jerusalem since September 1st and that by the end of the day on October 5th, 1,650 Christians in his church had fasted and prayed.
Throughout the 24 hours of October 5, believers from around the world also prayed together through an internet "virtual prayer room" created by the 24-Hour DPPJ Prayer Conference Call (www.greatercalling.org). Callers representing the U.S. were joined by believers from many nations, including Kenya, Africa, Australia, Canada, Germany, and others. The total was 81,543 minutes combined minutes of prayer, which is the equivalent to one person praying non-stop for 56 days or almost two months of continual prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.
New to 2014 was the addition of social media, with global believers joining one another in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem through the world's leading prayer app, Instapray. As soon as one person would release their prayer for Jerusalem, within minutes a multitude of others from places like India, the US, UK, Mexico, Australia, Ghana, South Korea, and even Saudi Arabia, sent back messages saying that they too had prayed with them. Of course if you multiply this scenario for each person praying for Jerusalem via Instapray on Oct. 5th, the number of prayers released around the world were amazing. There were 17,000 "Likes" for #DPPJ from Instapray members within hours!
More reports coming in. . .
We are getting dozens of reports from our coordinators in over 175 nations. Here is a picture of DPPJ celebration at Yoido Full Gospel church in Korea last year. Watch your inbox for our "global report" with more pictures and testimonies from the DPPJ celebrations around the world!