One of the primary answers to this question is prayer. For example, we find the following instructions in Jeremiah 29:7:
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
Because of this, I want to invite you to join me in praying for our cities during the first 40 days of Lent (February 13 – March 24 for Western Christianity or March 18 – April 26 for Eastern Orthodox Christianity).
A tool that I will be using to guide my prayers is an app from WayMakers. For each of the 40 days of prayer, there is a topic of hope and a way to pray for a specific group of people, plus an opportunity to pray for the countries of the world.
But regardless of whether you use this tool, something else or nothing at all, I hope you will find a way to join me in praying for our cities. Thanks!
ps, please feel free to comment about ways you are praying or mobilizing others to pray for your city.
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