How to Pray for Peace of Jerusalem

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Psalm 122:6 has been the motto of Christ Church Jerusalem since its founding in 1849.
Psalm 122:6 has been the motto of Christ Church Jerusalem since its founding in 1849.

The following prayer points were sent out by Rev. David Pileggi at Christ Church Jerusalem, where I serve.

  • That God will pour out his peace and the bloodshed will come to an end.
  • For God’s protection of human life – in every community.
  • For the Palestinian press that has been inciting the public with wildly exaggerated reports and untruthful stories.
  • For the few politicians (on both sides) who are cynically using the unrest for their own political purposes.
  • That God will discredit leaders (religious, political and others) who advocate solving this conflict with violence and more force.
  • That those who perpetrate terrorism will be caught and brought to justice.
  • That the Israeli army and police will act with wisdom.
  • That Palestinian and Israeli officials will cooperate to bring an end to the tension.
  • That God through his Spirit of Holiness will bring reconciliation and healing to Jews and Arabs (especially in Jerusalem where divisions between the two communities are the deepest).
  • That God will give the followers of Jesus the opportunity to be witnesses of his Presence in this situation.