Praying for Our Cities

Forgive us! Hurry and do something, not only for your city and your chosen people, but to bring honor to yourself.

(Daniel 9:19 CEV)

From the window that overlooked the Sin City, I prayed. In fact, I made it my goal to pray for the city during my short stay there, using Daniel chapter nine as a blueprint. When Daniel found out from studying the Scriptures that Jerusalem would lie in ruins for seventy years, he prayed for the city and the people. He confessed his sins and the sins of the people and begged God to do something. And the Bible tells us that at the very moment Daniel began to pray, God heard his prayer. Our cities may not be labelled “sinful” per se, but they’re still in need of prayer and for His name’s sake, God will hear and answer.

Pray for your city.

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Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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