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Robert A. Schuller & Dr. Mark Rutland Join World Wide Call for Prayer for Jerusalem on October 2, 2011
Release Date:6/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Buffalo, NY: May 11, 2011

Robert A. Schuller, bestselling author and Chairman of FamilyNet.TV, is the latest International Christian Leader to join the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, observed on the first Sunday of every October.

Dr. Mark Rutland, President of Oral Roberts University and bestselling author, has also joined the Day of Prayer.

This global grassroots prayer movement, led by Robert Stearns and Dr. Jack Hayford, calls Christians to unite in prayer across denominational, cultural, and political differences on Sunday, October 2nd, asking for God’s peace, blessing, and provision upon this strategic city and all of her people. Last year, churches in 175 nations – including 7 predominantly Muslim countries – participated in this multi-national and religiously diverse prayer initiative, and resources were translated into 23 different languages. (

robert-a-schuller-3.jpgRobert A. Schuller (pictured at left) commented, “We need to pray for peace in Jerusalem. Jesus wept for her. God loves her. The Holy Spirit comforts her. We will pray for her!”

Dr. Mark Rutland (pictured at right) echoed those remarks, "Prayer for Peace anywhere is blessed. Prayer for Jerusalem anytime is blessed. Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is the perfect match."

Rev. Robert Stearns, Co-Chair of this global Day of Prayer, said: “As these global challenges arise, however, GOD is present. His response has been to stir the hearts of Christians from China to Germany and from Kenya to Brazil, to raise their voices in fervent intercession with His Son, on behalf of Jerusalem and all her inhabitants, both Jew and Arab alike.”

Last year, a special Jerusalem gathering was televised live globally on GOD TV, from the Tayelet Haas Promenade overlooking the Old City. Led by Rev. Dr. Robert Stearns, founder of Eagles’ Wings and co-chairman of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, those who addressed the local audience of hundreds and the global audience of millions, included Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat; Dr. Michael Little, president of the Christian Broadcasting Network; Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat; Knesset member Yoel Hasson; and other international leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Arab communities.  

Over 1200 leaders who are endorsing this day of prayer – which includes leaders like Paul Cedar, Ron Luce, Kay Arthur, Jane Hansen, T. D. Jakes, & Ravi Zacharias - represent all different cultures, denominations, and generations, with an exciting new development of this prayer movement on college campuses.

Like Rev. Stearns of Eagles’ Wings Ministries, Dr. Hayford of The Foursquare Church, and many others who lend their name and support to this unique prayer initiative, Robert Schuller and Mark Rutland know that our intercession must be coupled with practical support for all who suffer in this region. Robert Stearns has developed a practical channel for support for all those in need from this region through the Jerusalem Fund. On October 3rd, many participating churches will take up a special collection for this fund, in order to express God’s love to Jews, Arabs and Christians alike in God’s Holy City - Jerusalem.

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