Praying for Cities
| Reaching out to our communities in prayer |
Special Theme Section—Praying for Cities
We know and expect God to change our personal lives when we pray, so how much more should we expect Him to respond to intercession for our cities? This issue will challenge, inspire, and equip you to turn your prayers toward the transformation of your city or community.
You'll Read About...
"Why Should I Care about Ninevah (or Nashville or Naples…)'"—The Lord’s question, “Should I not be concerned about that great city?” was intended to change Jonah’s heart to one of concern and compassion. Author and prayer leader (and soon to be Pray! columnist) Phil Miglioratti brings insight on how you can gain God’s heart for your community.
"Keys to the City: How to Pray for Community Transformation"—Perhaps you long to see the resurrection power of Jesus change your city, but you wonder where to begin. You’ll find helpful what author and former pastor Tom White has learned about praying and working toward city renewal.
Also in this issue...
"A Day with God: Do-It-Yourself Prayer Retreats"—Making time for a prayer retreat with God can be one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Author Letitia Suk shows how to design a personal prayer retreat to provide much-needed focus, renewal, and rest in the Lord.
"Learning by Example: What Praying Churches Can Teach Us"—Christian leaders can learn from churches that have created an effective prayer culture. Daniel Henderson provides motivation for any church that wants to go to the next level in prayer.
"Stormy Weather: How to Pray in Poor Visibility"—We know God answers our prayers. So why do we sometimes feel like we experience more shipwrecks in prayer than happy cruises? Author Joann Hawkins points out that we don’t need to despair; our Lord is in the boat with us during the storm, and He’s promised to take us all the way across.
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