Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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On Sunday October 6th, Christians in over 175 nations, including those in the “underground churches” of China and seven Muslim countries, prayed for God’s peace and blessings upon Jerusalem and all of her people as part of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ). It is truly difficult to grasp the width and the breadth of this global, grassroots prayer movement until you begin to read the multitude of reports that have come in from churches – both large and small – from all corners of the earth.
Here are just a few of them…
Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea is one of the largest churches in the world. On a typical Sunday, 200,000 believers will attend one of seven services, while another two or three hundred thousand will watch the service on TV in adjoining buildings or satellite branches. On October 6th, 500,000 attended the DPPJ service led by Dr. Young Hoon Lee, the senior pastor who succeeded Dr. Yonggi Cho. They felt especially honored that the Israeli Ambassador to South Korea, Uri Gutman, attended the service and afterwards met personally with Dr. Lee and church leaders which included the DPPJ Coordinator for South Korea, Elder Lee. Shown in the photo is their major DPPJ Ad in the largest Korean newspaper.
In Pakistan, our DPPJ Coordinator reported that over 300 believers gathered to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and her people, in spite of the fact that Christians in that country are routinely persecuted for their faith.
In Goa, India, the 3 hour DPPJ service at a town hall included pastors from 15 different churches, as well as elders and members from over 20 churches. Our DPPJ Coordinator from Goa ended his report saying:
“We in Goa, India are really excited to be a part of this global prayer movement, because this is not only going to bless Jerusalem, Israel, and the Jewish people, but it is also going to be a great blessing to our nation India, our families, and our society.”
In Europe, we had news of great DPPJ growth in the Czech Republic. This year there was approximately a 10% increase in the number of people participating. There were 10 different denominational churches participating, which is more than a 100% increase above the previous year; and there were 12 different places and towns hosting DPPJ events, which is a 50% increase above previous year. Many prayers were connected with the departure of Czech President Milos Zeman for Israel on the very day they were praying. Only few days before, he made a clear and courageous statement supporting the transfer of the Czech Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was followed by strong negative reaction from a chief PLO negotiator.
On yet another continent, a city-wide prayer meeting for DPPJ was held in Adelaide, South Australia, in coordination with the Australian House of Prayer for all Nations. People from many churches attended to worship and declare many Scriptures together to bless Jerusalem and her people.
The prayer against terrorism towards Israel and her people had special meaning for those at the DPPJ gathering in Nakuru, Kenya, after the recent terror attack in the Kenyan Westgate mall, which was an Israeli establishment. Prayer participants made proclamations of peace and security over the land of Israel and over all her people in different parts of the world.
Our DPPJ Coordinator in Costa Rica reported that they had a glorious Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem event at Comunidad Cristiana Tierra in Guanacaste, while other DPPJ gatherings at other churches in the region were happening. This gathering was led by the main pastor for Tierra Deseable from Mundo de Fe and also president of the Pastors Association for Liberia (shown blowing the shofar), and by the DPPJ Coordinator of Costa Rica.
Reports continue to come in from Africa, Europe, Canada, and all over the United States. You can read them in the coming weeks on our website www.daytopray.com under "Testimonies". Be sure to send in your report today or Email your testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org