Monday, September 9, 2013

Promise Keepers Joins Millions in Prayer for Jerusalem

CLARENCE, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- On October 6, Dr. Raleigh Washington, President and CEO of Promise Keepers, will be joining millions around the world in prayer for Jerusalem, as part of the international grass-roots prayer movement, the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. Beginning in 2002 under the co-leadership of Dr. Robert Stearns of Eagles' Wings and Dr. Jack Hayford of The King's University, the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is the largest Israel-focused prayer initiative in history.

As a supporter of God's covenant purposes with Israel, Dr. Washington exhorts, "Every Christian must reach out to the Jewish Community, bless them and pray for the peace of Jerusalem." With its' following of thousands, Dr. Washington and Promise Keepers will be participating in prayer and heralding the call to pray for the peace of Jerusalem on October 6.

Dr. Raleigh Washington earned his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University, and holds honorary doctorates from Trinity, Westminster College and Azusa Pacific University. As President of Promise Keepers, he is dedicated to reaching thousands of men for Christ each year at their national conferences and events. Promise Keepers has directly impacted more than 6 million men since its inception, including the 1.4 million men assembled at the US national mall in Washington, DC in 1997.

With over 1300 other Christian endorsers, Dr. Washington joins many other leaders who represent all different cultures and denominations, such as Paul Cedar, Ron Luce, Kay Arthur, Jane Hansen, T. D. Jakes, and Ravi Zacharias. Their united call is for all believers to fulfill The Lord's mandate in Psalm 122:6, to pray for God's peace, blessing, and love to Jews, Arabs and Christians alike in God's Holy City -- Jerusalem.

The annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem - the first Sunday of every October - has churches participating from over 175 nations, including those "underground" in seven Muslim nations. An offering is also received to help all in need in Israel -- both Jew and Arab residents. Churches can download FREE Resources and register to participate on October 6th at

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