In the city’s God has given prophetic words of his purposes for the city. Sometimes these prophecies are given in citywide conferences, sometimes in local churches. Some may have been given in decades past, some in more current contexts. What does a city -possessed for God's purposes- look like in concrete terms? As you pray God’s purposes for your city here are some visions of hope, snapshots of what God could work to "let His kingdom come and His will be done" in the life and activities of your city and its communities. Let’s pray with visions of hope for God's promised supernatural transforming workings in:
To see "incense" (prayers of supplication) and "pure offerings" of thanks and praise springing up in many places throughout your city. (Malachi 1:11, Psalm 113:3)
To see people of your city "prayer driving" into the city and in their communities from the north, south, east, west, with soaking praise, blessing, supplications and welcoming God’s presence in the city.
To see families giving priority each day to gather in prayer for one another, for their community, for their workplace (and school, if there are students). (Psalm 5:3)
To see gatherings of prayer for neighborhood and community leaders "to let the government be on God shoulders," guided by His "wonderful counsel, mighty power, never ending Fatherhood, 'shalom' of the Prince of Peace" in the plans and policies of government. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
To see courthouse prayers seeking God to fill courts with the spirit of truth, to Rules of Court cases. (John 16:13)
To see workers entering their workplaces with Thanksgiving, and their work areas with praise. (Psalm 100:4)
To see company meetings opened with prayer for God’s guidance for the agenda. (Luke 11:9-10)
To see malls open for business each day with loudspeaker prayers for workers and for customers. (John 16:24)
To see hospital staff briefings include prayers for doctors, nurses, aids, patients and their families. (James 1:5)
To see drivers blessing their customers for a good day’s activity as they drive them. (Psalm 115:15)
To see restaurant workers welcoming the Presence of God to fill the place as people come to dine. (Luke 11:13)
To see players and coaches gathered to pray for God’s guidance and strength for the contest. (Colossians 1:9)
What is your hopefilled vision of Pittsburgh? Read what other Experimenters are praying for and share your vision on the blog for Day 1.