Daily Prayer Guide: Day 1

Praying Visions Of Hope For Your City

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:

Praying Groups

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)

Prayer Driving Commuters 

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.

Families 

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)

Community Prayers 

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)

Courts 

To see courthouse prayers seeking God to fill courts with the spirit of truth, to Rules of Court cases. (John 16:13)

Workplace Praying 

To see workers entering their workplaces with Thanksgiving, and their work areas with praise. (Psalm 100:4)

Business Meetings

To see company meetings opened with prayer for God’s guidance for the agenda. (Luke 11:9-10)

Malls 

To see malls open for business each day with loudspeaker prayers for workers and for customers. (John 16:24)

Hospitals 

To see hospital staff briefings include prayers for doctors, nurses, aids, patients and their families. (James 1:5)

Taxis and Buses 

To see drivers blessing their customers for a good day’s activity as they drive them. (Psalm 115:15)

Restaurants 

To see restaurant workers welcoming the Presence of God to fill the place as people come to dine. (Luke 11:13)

Sporting Events 

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.

Cover Design by Vernon Franklin, Scripture quotations are from various translations
Published by Ernie Frederick Copyright @ 2013