Seek Your City’s Good
In a “Babylon-like” world, Christian exiles should do the mundane things that need to be done: build houses, live in them, plant gardens. Pray to the Lord on behalf of your city, thinking of yourself as a God-sent messenger. Jeremiah says that loving your city is a way of loving yourself. Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering.
What does the Bible say about praying for the city?
u201cI am praying for them; the Lord is near; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, present your requests to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.u201d
What is the meaning of Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 11?
Christians facing difficult situations today can take comfort in Jeremiah 29:11, knowing that it is not a promise that God will immediately rescue us from hardship or suffering, but rather a promise that God has a plan for our lives and that He can work through it to prosper us and give us hope, regardless of our current situation.
Where in the Bible does it say to pray for those in authority?
Romans 13:1 recognizes that those in positions of power may have been placed there by God for a specific reason, and that when we pray for them, we are praying for God’s will to be done.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What does Jesus say about prayer?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
How do I take God’s city?
How to Break Spiritual Strongholds in Our Cities: Taking Our Cities for God
- Discover God’s plan for your city.
- Research and comprehend your city’s spiritual history.
- Recognize the strongholds that oppose your city.
- Intercede for your city with others.
- Develop a strategy to break the strongholds and bring your city to God.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What should I pray for today in the world?
Four Ways to Intercede for the World
- Pray for Those Suffering From Hunger.
- Pray for Peace in the Face of International Unrest.
- Pray for Climate Change’s Impacts.
- Pray for Those Suffering From Mental Illness.
What are the most powerful Bible verses?
My Top 10 Bible Verse Powerhouses
- 1 Corinthians 15:19. If our only hope in this life is in Christ, we will be the most miserable of all men.
- Hebrews 13:6. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper
- I will not be afraid.”
- Matthew 6:26.
- Proverbs 3:5-6.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58.
- John 16:33.
- Matthew 6:31-33.
What was Jeremiah’s message?
He foresaw a time when Yahweh would make a covenant with Israel that would supersede the old Mosaic Covenant; Yahweh would write his law on men’s hearts (rather than on tables of stone), and everyone would know God directly and receive forgiveness.
What God has for you is for you Bible verse?
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him, says 1 Corinthians 2:9. As I was reading my bible this morning, two verses in Joshua chapter 17 stood out to me.
How do you pray for your leader?
Thank You, God, for the men and women who serve in leadership roles in our country, as well as their families; please remind our leaders every day of why they chose to dedicate their lives to public service, and use that commitment to inspire them.
How do you pray for the nations?
You can pray for the nations by praying the Lord’s Prayer and scripture over unreached people groups, asking the Holy Spirit for guidance in your prayers, and praying for God to send workers or missionaries to these people groups, as well as for persecuted believers and their persecutors.