Despite Rising Violence, Christians Lead Global Prayer Initiative Near Temple Mount

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Despite Rising Violence, Christians Lead Global Prayer Initiative Near Temple Mount

Hundreds gathered this week in the Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem to pray following attacks near the Temple Mount.

Million of Christians around the world also prayed Sunday for the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

"We pray that as Christian brothers and sisters we no longer can be silent among the nations ... bind us together with our Jewish brothers and sisters, for together we are the family of the One True God," prayed Ken Howard of Christian Friends of Israel.

According to Charisma News, Christians from more than 175 nations gathered to pray in their homes and churches for Jerusalem. They also joined in prayer through the prayer app, “Instapray,” and on a 24 hour Prayer Conference Call.

GOD TV broadcast the prayer gathering at the Old City of Jerusalem church to some 500 million viewers. Speakers included Evangelical Christian leader Rev. Robert Stearns.

"Don't ask God to bless your city unless you bless His city—Jerusalem. Don't ask God to bless your family unless you bless His family—the Jewish people. In Jerusalem we will see The Mashiach (Messiah) reign in glory and power." 

"God has a blessing for both the sons of Isaac and the sons of Ishmael,” he added.

The keynote speaker was Canon Andrew White, who is known as the "Vicar of Baghdad."

"God is at work among us. What we know is that the Lord is here. Ultimately, we will see the power of God come forth from Israel to the nations,” he said.

Publication date: October 6, 2015

Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and She blogs at The Migraine Runner.