What It Means to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem / Om Vir Vrede in Jerusalem Te Bid

For a Christian to pray for a city or an area, it helps to know what God’s original plan is for that place, and to pray that into being. It also gives you an indication of the counter plan of our spiritual enemy, and of the type of spiritual challenges that will be characteristic of that place.

The Hebrew meaning of the name Jerusalem is about peace and safety. In the light of God’s purpose for Jerusalem, Marelize discusses king David’s description of it, and also Jesus’ love for the city and its people groups, and why those not living in Jerusalem, should pray for it.