“Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim; May those who love you be at peace.” Psalms 122:6 (The Israel Bible™)
The Jerusalem Prayer Team, one of Facebook’s largest prayer pages, has just passed a landmark 28 million members. One of the largest social media efforts in fighting anti-Semitism, the Christian-run page is dedicated to praying for the sake of the Jewish people and the peace of Jerusalem.
The page was founded by Mike Evans, a Middle East analyst and award-winning journalist, as part of his multi-pronged defense of Israel. The group organizes regular prayers for the sake of Israel based on the imperative stated in Psalms.
This need was reinforced in the recent white supremacist attack in Charlottesville, which Evans decried as being heavily anti-Semitic.
“It’s Christians, especially in America, who form the firewall against anti-Semitism that so easily creeps into the international social and political conversation,” Evan told Charisma News. “It’s especially encouraging that the younger generation is standing with Israel and employing social media in spreading the message.
“Together, we are ‘waging peace’ against the violence and hatred that seems perpetually aimed at Israel and her people.”
In addition to worship on Israel’s behalf, the Prayer Team page also supports the Jewish people in a practical sense. It raises funds to meet the needs of Holocaust survivors in Israel by providing them with winter clothing.
Another goal of the Jerusalem Prayer Team page is political. Through his Save Jerusalem Campaign, Evans advocates for a unified Jewish capital.
Evans also founded the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem in order to graphically tell the story of non-Jewish aid to the Jewish people.