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Slayer69, Thank you for your thread...
"PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM"
Thought some background may help...
Website page one below...
The shortest verse in The Holy Bible is found in The Gospel according to John, chapter 11, verse 35,
In this same chapter we are given insight to the reason that led up to the recorded truth that "JESUS WEPT". In verse 5 we read that, "Jesus loved
Martha, and her sister (Mary), and Lazarus", later on in verse 21 we are told that Lazarus had died.
Our LORD Jesus Christ was moved (see verse 33) in seeing Mary and the Jews weeping, therefore, in His compassion and love, He groaned in His Spirit,
thus the account that "Jesus Wept".
The only other time in recorded Scripture that we find our LORD Jesus Christ weeping is found in The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 19, verse 41,
as He beheld the City (Jerusalem),
"AND HE WEPT OVER IT".
Imagine, Our LORD 'WEEPING' over a city, that is, the City of Jerusalem.
Approximately 3,000 years ago GOD Himself chose Jerusalem, Israel as the City to place His Name there. (see: II Chronicles 6:6).
Is it any wonder that we read in Psalm 137: 5-6, "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee
(Jerusalem), let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy".
'GOD THE FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT'
GOD The Father CHOSE Jerusalem (II Chronicles 6:6).
GOD The Son CRIED over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41).
GOD The Holy Spirit CONFIRMED His Word in Jerusalem (Acts 1:4 & Acts 2:1-5).
With these few thoughts from Holy Writ, do you 'wonder' why we find in Psalm 122:6,
"PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM".
In case you would like the pronunciation of these words in Hebrew,
"SHA-ALU SHALOM YIRUSHALAYIM".
The beginning word, 'SHA-ALU' means 'TO ASK', that is, ask The Owner, Protector and Redeemer of The City of Jerusalem, that He would bring Shalom
(Peace) to the Place, the People, through The Prince of Peace (Our LORD Jesus Christ) !
WHY SHOULD YOU, WHY SHOULD I ?
Why should you "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem", and what benefit is there in so doing ?
First of all as we complete the reading of Psalm 122:6, we find that The LORD has promised, that (you and I) shall "prosper" that love thee
The Hebrew word for 'Prosper' is SHALAV ( to be at rest ) !!!
How marvellous is our recompense as we 'faithfully' remember to "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem".
WE WILL BE AT REST