Christians Worldwide to Gather in Prayer for Israel

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Churches and congregations around the world will take part in the Global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem on Sunday.

As in previous years, a Jerusalem celebration of the day of prayer will be broadcast live from the ancient city.

Robert Stearns, one of the event's organizers, told CBN News why it's important to pray for Israel at this time.

Click play for more with CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell on how to pray for Israel.

CBN founder Pat Robertson is issuing an urgent call to Christians to pray for the nation of Israel as the U.N considers the vote on Palestinian statehood.

"Truly there has never been a time when we need to pray for Jerusalem like today," he told CBN News.

"I think it's just obvious with the events in New York last week, all of the discussions at the United Nations, the attention of the world is focused on Israel and the Middle East," he said.

"Really at the heart of that is what happens in the city of Jerusalem," he added.

"So the time is now for concerned believers to become educated and empowered to be standing in prayer as Psalm 122:6 tells us, 'Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,'" he said.

Stearns said nearly 300,000 churches are expected to participate globally.

--Published Sept. 20, 2011. 

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