How to pray for your city
Like all other Christians, well and every other person in this world (I HOPE), I am very displeased with the state that this world is in. Do you pray for your city? The state that the media industry is in. The state that my city is in, high rates of crime and senseless murder and violence.
It deeply troubles me. When believers congregate we often sit and discuss these things and murmur and complain, at how the Lord has been pushed to the side in our societies, but what you doing about it?
What are you doing to make that city you are unhappy about better? We complain about how our children are no longer allowed to pray in school, but are we really teaching them to pray at home? The bible teaches us in Proverbs 22:6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Before our children actually leave our homes to be open to what the world will teach them, you should have already set them on a path that they should not depart from. There is a greater disease in our own homes than in these schools if we fail to direct our children. You are responsible for equipping those who will pray for your city.
Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
The Lord is not impressed by your complaining and blaming politicians, no matter how wrong they may be. He is still searching for men and women who will stand in the gap and lift a land out of destruction. Your prayer can lift your city out of destruction.
Remember when Sodom and Gomorrah was about to be destroyed, the Lord spoke to Abraham and he stood in the gap for the whole city, and finally for Lot and his family. Who are you standing in the gap for? I have not had the pleasure of being part of the New York Prayer Walk, but I know such initiatives are needed more and more. God belongs in your city!
Daniel’s generation saw great feats of the Lord, simply because even in a time where sin was rampant, there were men like Daniel who prayed for their cities, who prayed for their people, who prayed for their generation. Who are you praying for?
You need to pray for your city. Some will say, well it is frowned upon in my city. These last days require men like Daniel who would pray to the Lord even when the law of the land declared not to, I don’t know about you but I’d rather have the whole world frown at me while the Lord smiles at me, than have the whole world smile at me while the Lord frowns. These days need men like Shadreck, Mishaek and Abednego who were willing to even die than serve other God or king, or prime ministers, or friends, or family. Pray for your city ladies and gentlemen.
Image Credit: (Photo: Facebook/GBIMC) Ghandi said “Be the change that you want to see.” If you want to see prayer in school, let’s see prayer in your own home. In your city where it has not been banned. Use what is at your disposal to release what is not!
Even the devil should fear the prayers you send up for your city. I know prayer changes situations, I have seen it time and time again. When you pray for you city, nothing that occurs will shake you, you will know you have already committed it all to the King of Kings. The reason why tyranny is standing, is because your prayers are not rising against it!
Don’t wait for someone else to pray for your city. Twyse put it best for me, “If you wait to see trouble before you pray, you are already in trouble.” Share this article with someone else, let God use it to move someone else to pray for their city as you pray for yours. Jehovah I commit every reader into your hands right now, give them a burden for your glory in their cities.
May your kingdom shine from inside of them today. Touch my city oh, Lord! Amen. Now go and pray for your city. Sign up to our mailing list, there’s a lot that God is doing in this season, be a part of it. God bless you. If you have a prayer request send it here www.prayerrelay.com/prayer-requests, our team will pray with you.
Originally posted 2014-05-12 21:45:18.