Jerusalema, the uplifting global hit song from South Africa by Master KG that has got the world dancing through lockdown has inspired SA Friends of Israel (SAFI) to host a virtual “prayer for Jerusalem” event at 12.30pm on Friday.
“We would like to celebrate the global success of this remarkable song and the spiritual message it brings,” says SAFI media spokesperson Terri Levin in an email to Gateway News.
“There will be several Christian leaders and pastors at the event who will be leading us in prayer and sharing psalms as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
“We are also hoping for a guest appearance by Master KG himself, along with other entertainment.
“It is our hope and prayer that South Africa will stand united with Israel and continue to strengthen ties with the Holy Land, for we know that those who bless Israel will be blessed (Gen 12:3),” she says.
Both Master KG and singer Nomcebo have acknowledged God’s hand in the remarkable global success of the song, whose Xhosa lyrics declare “Jerusalem is my home” and “My place is not here, My kingdom is not here, Guide me”.
The original version of the song featuring Nomcebo has had more than 64 million views on Youtube and a remix with Nomcebo and Burna Boy has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
It has been suggested in Christian circles that Jerusalema is prophetic of South Africa turning to Israel and of SA becoming a nation that sends the Gospel and spreads revival to the world.
You can register for Friday’s virtual prayer event, which will be on Zoom and Facebook live, by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/SAFIPray4Peace