Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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Someone from our church family, a very good CPA, posted this on our church network:
"As I was starting my devotions last night, I felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to pray for the 276 girls kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram. As I began to do so, the number 276 triggered my vague recollection that the number saved after the ship carrying Paul to Rome was shipwrecked on a Maltese reef was around 276. Was it? I read Acts 27, and, sure enough, all were saved and the number was 276 (Acts…Continue
Earlier today I was talking with someone who was ordering copies of Seek God for the City 2014 for eight churches of her community. She asked me how it was that I came to write and publish these prayers. “Could I tell that story and put the video online?” she asked.
My reply was “Yes. I think that might be a cool idea. We can do that.” (So watch for that…
Added by Steve Hawthorne on February 7, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments
I've heard from friends who have enjoyed praying Seek God for the City this year, asking when we'll publish more. I am already crafting more prayers to be published in the future. But to help people form their own best prayers right now—or anytime—I created Fresh Prayer. Check the latest issue of FreshPrayer, posted on the WayMakers website (http://waymakers.org/pray/freshprayer/) as a no-cost, downloadable pdf. Every issue…Continue
Added by Steve Hawthorne on May 23, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments
As we close the 40-day period of Seek God for the City 2013, the team at WayMakers have heard from some of the thousands who used to the prayer guide to pray beyond themselves toward great things God has promised, many of them for the first time. Here are a few examples:
“I love that you can cover the world in prayer in 40 days.”
“It brought us together to pray strategically for our city.”
“Allowed us to focus on needs outside our four…Continue
Added by Steve Hawthorne on April 10, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Dear praying friends,
Have you taken a look at Seek God for the City 2013? What do you think? The days of united prayer begin this Wednesday, February 13 and continue through Palm Sunday, March 24.
Would you consider suggesting this great resource to your blog, network, or list of friends? Now is a perfect time to download the app and get ready to pray with many thousands of others. …
I want to pass on to you some of what I've been hearing from others. Even in the midst of reports in the continuing decline of morals or the disarray of some mission conviction, I've been encouraged to hear from several leaders who are sensing that Christians are responding positively, even eagerly, to their appeals to pray for their community and their…
Dear praying friends,
I invite you to pray, using a special prayer guide called 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World. This annual prayer guide calls Christians from all over the world to pray for Muslims during Ramadan, July 20 to August 18, 2012. Ramadan is the special month of fasting and praying in which Muslims pray in special ways according to Islamic tradition.
Added by Steve Hawthorne on June 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Seek God for the City is designed to empower entire churches and even citywide movements to unite their prayers for a special 40-day season. Now the children’s companion guide is available—providing a way to equip children to pray along with each other and their families. The kids’ version of Seek God for the City 2012 is available as a free downloadable PDF file. You have permission to…Continue
Added by Steve Hawthorne on January 25, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I’ve been delighted with the magnificent photo on the cover of this year’s Seek God for the City. The beautiful city, bathed in light, with a river running through it, is Calgary, Alberta, if you’re wondering. Several friends have asked. Only a few days ago I had an insight about that image that I’d like to share with you.Continue
Added by Steve Hawthorne on January 6, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments
It's Day 2 of the GDOP season of continual prayer. You can find the topic here: www.gdopusa.com/june-3-2011
The prayer points are all about the uppermost passion and purpose of God: That He would be known so that He can be loved. Ask God to do something great for His name in your city, in the lives of your friends/family, in the relationships and work of missionaries, and really, just about everywhere.
Added by Steve Hawthorne on June 3, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
I’m going to be stirring myself with expectancy starting this Thursday, June 2, as I pray through the ten days before the Global Day of Prayer. I made a decision yesterday. I decided that I am going to really go after these prayers in the ten-day prayer guide as if I really expected…Continue
Added by Steve Hawthorne on June 2, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
A letter about the Global Day of Prayer from Stephanie Tucker:
We understand the value of gathering before God in repentance and prayer on the Global Day of Prayer. But why pray for ten days before the GDOP?
Since we gather on Pentecost, it is easy to recall the upper room prayer meeting. They prayed continualy for ten days. They weren’t praying about any particular problems or needs. They were…
For years, the Global Day of Prayer has been becoming greater and smaller all at the same time. Around the world the gatherings have been smaller, but, in fact, there are many more of them.
There are still numerous major-size meetings underway. But many gatherings are planning to have two or three churches come together on June 12, 2011, Pentecost Sunday evening in…
Added by Steve Hawthorne on September 10, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Pray! Network friends, I want you to see this e-mail I recently sent:…