Over the six weeks leading up to Easter, we are making a commitment to pray for our city. Read below and find out how you can participate in this important season for our church and city.
As a means to better shape our prayers and hear God’s heart for our city, plan to pray onsite with insight. Instead of praying at home or the church, plan to go to locations (city offices, specific schools, walk your neighborhood, walk neighborhoods with other ethnicities, places you frequent). The goal is to pray for what you see and let God reveal what you don’t. This is not intended to make a public statement about prayer. It is about hearing the voice of God communicate the heart of God for our city. Pray privately, silently and with your eyes and heart open.
- Pray for the apparent needs in our city
- Pray for God to reveal the hidden needs in our city
- Respond to the Lord’s personal prompting on how to meet the needs in our city
Week 1 (Feb 14): City Officials – Mayor, City Council, City Workers, Police, Fire
Week 2 (Feb 21): Schools – High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, Students, Teachers, Administration
Week 3 (Feb 28): Neighborhoods – Neighbors
Week 4 (Mar 6): People Groups – People in our city from different ethnicities
Week 5 (Mar 13): Third Places – Places you frequent, places you build relationship
Week 6 (Mar 20): Heart – Choose the people or place where you feel led to pray