Sunday: Annual Day of Prayer for Jerusalem
JERUSALEM, Israel -- This Sunday Christians around the world will join together for the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.
The event is sponsored by Eagles' Wings Ministry and is televised live overlooking Jerusalem's Old City.
At last year's event, Eagles' Wings Director Robert Stearns told Christians what the basis of the annual Day of Prayer is all about.
"But this day, this day is different. This day is a day of prayer in a city whose ultimate calling is to be a house of prayer for all nations," Stearns said.
Organizers estimate hundreds of millions of Christians join together on the first Sunday of October each year to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6).
They say the day is set aside to raise global awareness and intercession for God's purposes in Israel.
Their goal is to unite believers worldwide on this day in what they say is "raising a cry to heaven on behalf of this troubled, but strategic land and its people."