The Mount of Olives is one of Jerusalem’s seven hills, it is mentioned only twice in the Old Testament and at least twelve times in the New. It is safe to say is of significance as our Lord Jesus, prayed there.

In the week leading up to the Cross, Jesus visited the mount of olives three times. In the first instance, He came down Mount of Olives and entered Jerusalem on a donkey, as foretold by Zechariah the Prophet.

The second time He could be found in the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples. He was explaining to them the days to come. Finally, He visited Mount of Olives one last time that week, on the night He was betrayed.

We know from Acts 1:11-12 that Jesus ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives. Zechariah 14:14 gives us the future hope and assurance that Jesus will one day return to the very same location.

Jesus the Messiah died and rose again on the third day, and now is seated in heavenly places at the right hand of the Father. Yet, God’s plan for Israel and the nations, for you and me, is not finished. The scriptures assure us that one day, Jesus the Messiah will put an end to all strife in conflict and will rule from Jerusalem (Micah 4:1-5).

Today, visitors from around the world visit the Mount of Olives to see where Jesus walked and prayed. You too can visit this meaningful place and walk in Jesus’ very footsteps. Go to the Mount of Olives to look over the city of Jerusalem and pray for peace.