A Declaration of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Will you join us and thousands of others in making a conscious and deliberate decision to pray for Israel and the Jewish people daily?

I will pray for the peace of Jerusalem as commanded in Psalm 122:6 because I love Israel, the Jewish people, the non-Jewish citizens of Israel and am committed to obeying the Word of God.

My prayers will include petitions for the political leaders of the Land of Israel, both Jews and Arabs; the spiritual leaders of Israel: Jewish, Christian and Muslim; the military leaders of Israel, and for business and academic leaders as well.

I will pray that Jesus, the Prince of Peace, will dwell in the hearts of the leaders, citizens, and residents of the Holy Land and that His Spirit might empower His true disciples living in Israel today.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good. (Psalm 122:6-9)

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On November 2, 1917, approximately a year before World War I ended, the British Empire issued an official statement entitled the Balfour Declaration which promised support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people.”

The author of the document, Lord Arthur Balfour was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 until December 1905, and later as Foreign Secretary. His Declaration, penned on November 2, 1917, promised the following:

His Majesty’s government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national homeland for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing will be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in in any other country.[1]

Shortly after the Balfour Declaration, General Allenby of Great Britain defeated the Ottoman Turks in the Battle of Jerusalem. Britain was given a formal Mandate for Palestine after the first World War that was ratified at the San Remo Conference (1920) and by the League of Nations (1922).

Benjamin Netanyahu calls the Balfour Declaration “a central milestone” in the process of establishing his country.

We hope you will take a moment to celebrate the Balfour Declaration with us today, and pray for the safety for all those living in Israel and call the Holy Land their home.

As the Psalmist wrote,

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. (Psalm 122:6)

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41765892