“Thus says the Lord GOD: This is Jerusalem. I have set her in the center of the nations, with countries all around her” (Ezekiel 5:5). Jerusalem is God's dedicated place of peace located in the center of the nations surrounded by countries. In Ezekiel 38:12, God refers to Jerusalem as the belly button or navel of the earth. We should pray for peace in Jerusalem because this is the city where God instructed, guided, provided, directed, blessed, and sent His word from. His Word flowed from Jerusalem to the world.
We are instructed to "Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper" (Psalm 122:6). God said to Abraham, "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curse thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:3)." He promised Abraham that He would make him a father of many nations. As believers, we are part of the great nation.
We pray for the Holy Spirit to convict all people in the city of sin, righteousness, and judgment so that they may find truth and righteousness in Christ Jesus (John 16:8).
We pray for all Jews, Palestinians, politicians, officials, workers, and ordinary people.
We pray that God will raise up people who can witness to high level leaders in governmental institutions so that they will be guided by God's wisdom, integrity, and love that leads to peace and justice.
We pray that God would raise up prophets like Daniel.
We pray against violence, fear, and torment. We pray that God would root out corruption in Jerusalem. We pray for peace and hope on the streets of Jerusalem.
We pray that the Jewish and Arab believers in Jerusalem would truly love one another and pray for their enemies.
We pray that the destructive plans of the enemy to destroy the city be removed and that God's plan will prevail.
God we ask you to take the people of Jerusalem on a journey of faith that will lead them closer to you. We pray that their hearts will trust you so that they can experience peace that surpasses man's understanding, in the name of Jesus, amen.
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
Isaiah 26:3 NLT
~Inspiring hope & seasoning faith, Dr. Regina Daigre