Why Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem?
Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is what we can call a capstone prayer. As a young Christian I was urged to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and therefore did it. Most of those who were passionate about this, already had a particular affinity for Israel, which I did not possess. While I was not against the idea, it being biblical and all, I did not really understand its relevance to my life. It was then a pure act of obedience. Today, praying for the peace of Jerusalem is central to all my pursuits, even if I don’t specifically use those words. Why?