I have a sticker in my car the says, ‘I Stand With Jerusalem.” I have been cursed, and reprimanded by people who don’t understand why I would do such a thing.
Why Should We Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem?
The number one reason is because God has commanded us to. God tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem in Psalm 122:6-9. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; May those who love you prosper. Peace be within your walls, and prosperity in your palaces. For my brother’s and companion’s sakes, I will not say, Peace be within you. For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good. God promised blessing on those who bless Israel and curses on those who curse Israel. God will give us peace and see if we pray for Israel,
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is most appropriate for the city whose name literally means “peaceful” and which is the residence of the God of peace. Jerusalem will be the scene of Christ’s return (Acts 1:11, Zechariah 14:4), and at that time He will establish permanent peace within its walls. All Christians should be eagerly awaiting His return and praying for the time when the Prince of Peace will reign in Jerusalem.
Jesus also said that we should be peacemakers, which would include praying for peace.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shake be called Children of God.Matthew 5:9.
And we are commanded to do our best to live in peace with others,
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.Romans 12:18
So, God wants us to seek peace among all people, and that would include praying for the peace of Jerusalem, especially because of its special place in His heart,