Prayer groups for healing in our cities

As Christians and followers of Christ, we are called pray at all times both as individuals and in corporate settings such as small groups, churches, and online prayer groups. We are in the end of times and there is so much going on around us. People have turned their hearts away from God and have become disobedient to Him. We need to ask God to bless our city that we live in, and for healing for all the atrocities that are going on around us. We also need to pray for our leaders and for all who make our laws, asking God to awaken those who have a responsibility to govern us according to the will of God.

More than half of the world’s population live in cities and according to the United Nations by 2045 more than six billion people will occupy them.

We need to come to God in humbleness by acknowledging our sinfulness and yielding ourselves completely to Him. We need to drop our pride and recognize who we are in the sight of God as we absolutely have to depend on God for everything in or lives. Small groups such as online prayer groups are an effective way to join other and stay focused while we commit ourselves to pray.

When we live under the authority of the word of God and are faced with day to day dangers that surround us, we come to an understanding that He is our source of protection, care and the provision for our lives. Crying out to God for our cities indicates our inadequacies and our total dependency on Him to intervene in our nations. When we seek him in this fashion, He hears us and delivers us from all our fears and troubles. Read the online bible here.

Healing, deliverance, blessings, peace and change are promised when God’s people humble themselves and pray. If you, like many other believers, are excited about seeing renewal and transformation in your city then your time has come! It’s the time for every born-again believer whether in Vancouver, London, New York City, Budapest, Cape Town or any other metropolis in the world to join prayer groups for their cities. Register and be a part of an online prayer group or join with your local church community in prayer as God has promised that the consistent and earnest prayers of believers are powerful and will make a difference.

You know your neighborhood and city best, you are familiar with the culture, history, and people and so you can best identify the needs of your area. That’s why your participation in this initiative is so important. City by city as believers join in prayer there will be the shattering of strongholds and principalities set up by the enemy. There will be a mighty release of the love and power of God in these places as you and millions of other believers are obedient to the call for daily prayer.

Our call as believers is to pray and seek the peace, safety, prosperity and happiness in the cities that we live in. Accept the call today and join other in prayer for cities all over the world. Check online for more resources regarding praying for your city.

Forms of worship in christianity

What motivates worship: Worship is an act by which we offer praises to God and is not a mood that we get ourselves into nor is a feeling that we put ourselves into by what we hear. Worship is an activity that we give to God where He is the audience to whom we offer our worship. Therefore we need to offer worship that is acceptable to God. The worship we offer to God is spiritual and not merely physical, not just the voice but the soul that rises out of the heart – this is the worship that is satisfying to God. Music and singing are a physical response of our souls to true worship. A worshiping soul can sing if there is music and can still worship without a song if no music is present. The more we grasp the wonder and beauty of our God the more our souls will come to worship Him. We bring to worship that which our hearts bring to worship. If the primary expression of worship is the groove of the tune, it is not considered true worship. God gave specific instructions to Moses of how worship needs to be conducted in the place of worship, which at that time was the tent of the Lord.

The power of music: Andrew Fletcher said; Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws – Music can change and steer a whole generation of young people in any direction it chooses, regardless of the laws. Music is a very powerful instrument and can keep changing as tastes keep fluctuating from generation to generation. In worship, the leader needs to understand the audience and what they will be engaged with. Music is the language of the soul and brings  emotions into a reality where you utter emotions that you really are feeling. Music is also very seductive and can make the means an end in itself. We need to ensure that music does not become a God, but is a means to point people to God. There may be errors in forms and errors in substance, but we need to ensure that we never corrupt the substance. The substance that we sing about should always point us to the truth that is greater.