Starting in February of this year (beginning of Lent) until Palm Sunday March 24th, Way Makers is challenging Christians all over America to pray and fast for their cities for forty days. Their logo, Hope different, Pray different, expresses their deep commitment to pray with purpose while utilizing fasting to make a difference in our country. Free materials on practical and powerful ways to pray are available on their web-site. Their book, Seek God for the City 2013 helps to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community. The prayers in this prayer guide are biblically grounded and easy to pray. Pastors, mission leaders and positioned prayer leaders can call for a complimentary review copy. You can call them at (800) 264-5214 or (512) 419-7729.
There is also and an app available on their web-site (for .99) that makes it possible to help many to keep prayers rolling in the midst of busy lifestyles and schedules. Guides for prayer walking, how and what to pray, prayer-care-share and tools to help prayer walkers are also available.
What is prayer walking? Prayer walking is simply praying for neighborhoods, people and areas while you’re walking by, usually with only one or two other people, reaming low-profile. Prayer walkers usually become aware of the needs of an area by walking through it and seeing what’s going on there.
If you’re frustrated about how and what to pray then click on the link to Pray Different which will lead you to an explanation of praying with purpose. Another available resource for Seek God for the City 2013 is FreshPrayer, a free, single-page prayer guide, designed to help ind clear, relevant ways to pray from specific scriptures for particular needs and concerns of people who are far from Christ. Each issue has a leaders’ guide to help equip prayer gatherings to be biblically grounded and focused.
We all need to pray more, but our time is limited so check out these resources to pray more effectively for your town or city.
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