Jerusalem, by Becky Hunter

Becky Hunter

“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.” - Benjamin Disraeli

Joel and I are honored to be in Israel today for the very first Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. We are privileged to be two of the founders for this event that the Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, MK Robert Ilatov, has initiated. Hundreds of people from more than 55 countries are registered to participate. Joel will be opening the breakfast with a reading from the Scripture. The breakfast is to celebrate 100 years of Jerusalem’s liberation (December 9, 1917) and 50 years of its reunification (June 7, 1967). But there is an overarching goal to mobilize a real and lasting prayer movement, worldwide, as Israel approaches a new era in history.

Today, we will stand in Jerusalem and give thanks for this place where Heaven touched Earth and be grateful for all that we have and will have because it did.  In some ways, it is easier to do that here. But the higher calling is to live with gratitude every day wherever we are standing.

“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.” - Isaiah 62:6-7