PROTESTANT, CATHOLIC AND JEWISH LEADERS PROCLAIM ANNUAL DAY TO FOCUS ON PEACE IN JERUSALEM
Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders from around the world are endorsing an international "Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem," to be held annually on the first Sunday of October, this year on October 3. People all around the world will be asked to pray in harmony for the Peace of Jerusalem.
Endorsers of this effort include its co-founders, Jack Hayford and Robert Stearns, plus NAE President Ted Haggard, Mission America Chairman Paul Cedar, CBN Chairman Pat Robertson and President Michael Little, National Religious Broadcasters Chairman Glenn Plummer, Ravi Zacharias, Kenneth Copeland, Jane Hansen, Gary Bauer, Dean Jones, Kay Arthur, David Bolthouse, Michael W. Smith, Pat Boone, Janet Parshall... (see the list below).
The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Metzger, has given his full endorsement of this effort, as has Ehud Olmert, the former mayor of Jerusalem, who is now the Vice Prime Minister, and most importantly, the newly formed "Christian Allies Caucus" of the Israeli Knesset. The Roman Catholic Church was represented by Monsignor William Showali, the personal representative of the Latin Patriarch in the Old City.
According to Robert Stearns, recognition of the day is growing quickly. "Leadership Committees are already forming in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and other nations to join with us in this global effort. There has been communication from church leaders from as far away as Australia who plan on mobilizing believers in their nation," says Stearns.
Jack Hayford says, "We are living in a sobering moment in history that calls us, as people of God to fulfill our biblical mandate to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and to stand against the alarming rise of anti-Semitism. We are not to be passive; we are called to pray with passion, to intercede. This is not about politics; this is about the Word of God."
Dr. Ravi Zacharias adds, "Prayer is the only means that will ultimately change hearts in this troubled part of the world."
Thousands of pastors are already cooperating in this call and have committed their congregations to participate on Sunday, October 3. See more at www.DayToPray.org, where you can also learn of a leadership summit to take place May 20-21 in New York. Call (716) 759-1058 or go to www.DayToPray.org for more information.
Other endorsers of the international "Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem:"
Don Argue, Northwest University
Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International
Ted Baehr, Christian Film & Television Commission
Robert Bakke, National Day of Prayer
Tommy Barnett, Phoenix First Assembly
Gary Bauer, American Values
Gary Bergel, Intercessors for America
John Bevere, John Bevere Ministries
Pat Boone, Pat Boone Enterprises
Peter Bradley, International Bible Society
Carlton Brown, Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc.
Ron & Judy Burgio, Elim Fellowship
Paul Cedar, Mission America Coalition
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda, All Nations Church
Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Believer's Voice of Victory
Billy Joe Daugherty, Victory Christian Center
John Dawson, Youth With a Mission
Frank Dupree, Metro Ministry Network
Dick Eastman, Every Home for Christ
Bernard Evans, Elim Fellowship
Jeff Farmer, Open Bible Churches
Don Finto, The Caleb Company
Steve Fry, Belmont Church
Dennis Fuqua, International Renewal Ministries
Corkie Haan, Mission America Coalition
Ted Haggard, National Association of Evangelicals
Jane Hansen, Aglow International
Jack Hayford, The Church on the Way
Malcolm Hedding, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Clyde Hughes, International Pentecostal Church of Christ
James M. Hutchens, Christians for Israel
John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministry International
Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church
Paul Johansson, Elim Bible Institute/NSUM
Dean Jones, Christian Rescue Committee
John Kelly, LEAD
Larry Kreider, Dove Christian Fellowship International
James Leggett, International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Jo Ann Magnuson, Bridges for Peace
Celia McAlpine, Lydia Fellowship International USA
Bill McCartney, Road to Jerusalem
Phil Miglioratti, National Pastors Prayer Network
Dan O'Bryant, Republican Candidate US Senate Colorado
Janet Parshall, Janet Parshall's America
Chuck Pierce, Glory of Zion Ministries International
Glenn Plummer, National Religious Broadcasters
Fred Price, Crenshaw Christian Center
Friedhelm Radandt, The Kings College
Pat Robertson, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Robert Rodgers, Evangel World Prayer Center
David Ruleman, Salem Communications/ WAVA
Dale Schlafer, Center for World Revival and Awakening
Roland & Ruth Selg, Teamwork Germany
Gwen Shaw, End-time Handmaidens & Servants
Dutch Sheets, Dutch Sheets Ministries
Robert Simonds, Citizens for Excellence in Education
Michael W. Smith, Recording Artist
Eddie Smith, U.S. Prayer Center
Robert Stearns, Eagles' Wings
John Trent, StrongFamilies.com
Joseph Umidi, Regent University
Michael Utterback, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Peter Wyns, Derek Prince Ministries
Barbara Yoder, Shekinah Christian Church
Ravi Zacharias, Ravi Zacharias Ministries International
To add your name to this list, please call (716) 759-1058 Ext. 223
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