‘SA Stands With Israel’ prayer rally moved from Pretoria to Johannesburg; Christians urged to attend or join online

Redemption Church, Greenstone Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, the new venue for Sunday’s “SA Stands With Israel” prayer rally

South African Christians are urged to stand with Israel at a prayer rally at Redemption Church, Greenstone Shopping Centre, Johannesburg from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday. Those who can’t be there in person can join via live streaming (see https://www.tshwane.org/sa for live streaming info).

The venue for the prayer rally, which is being organised by various Christian groups and individuals, has been changed from the Union Buildings, Pretoria due to several clashing events.

The organisers of the prayer event say that it is necessary to register online at https://www.tshwane.org/sa and that you may be asked to show your ID and be searched on entry.

A related prayer rally for Israel that was scheduled to take place in Sea Point, Cape Town, last Sunday, was cancelled after about a thousand militant Palestine supporters — some waving Hamas, ISIS and Hezbollah flags – illegally invaded the venue several hours ahead of the start.

Bafana Modise national spokesperson for South African Friends of Israel, one of the organisers of this Sunday’s prayer rally in Johannesburg, told Gateway News: “We are going ahead with this weekend’s rally. we won’t be bullied in our country but will pray to God, regardless of the challenges that we are facing as the church in South Africa.”

He said: “We will be praying for peace to prevail in the Holy Land for the release of hostages. And we hope that divine intervention will lead us to a lasting peaceful solution in the Middle East.”

The Cape Town and Johannesburg prayer events were arranged to stand in solidarity with Israel after the nation suffered brutal attacks by Hamas on June 7.

Last week Vivienne Myburgh national director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, South Africa, challenged the Church to “stand strong with our Jewish family in the face of rising antisemitism, lies, a media onslaught and anti-Israel protests going on worldwide”.

Active African Christians United Movement (AACUM) is hosting a prayer event for Israel at the Israel Embassy at 428 King’s Highway, Lynwood, Pretoria at 9am tomorrow (Friday November 17). AACUM has extended an invitation to the Christian community to join them in praying for Israel and for the Jewish community.


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  1. Cannot be there, but my prayers are with all of ya and we stand for Israel.

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