As you may have noticed, my passion nowadays is prayer. This past summer I led our women at church in a weekend prayer retreat, and I’m already looking forward to leading our next one come spring. When I got the invitation to review City of Prayer by Trey Kent and Kie Bowman, I jumped on the opportunity.
City of Prayer is written to help pastors transform their communities through prayer. The authors open by sharing the importance of praying pastors. Then they share how ministers in Austin, Texas; Bellingham, Washington, and churches in New Mexico have joined together to create prayer movements in their cities.
My favorite chapter was the one about prayer movements throughout history. It includes times in scripture, the Moravian’s 100 year prayer meeting, and my favorite – an 1857 New York City prayer meeting that started with one man praying alone, grew to 50,000 people attending daily prayer meetings across the city, and eventually led to prayer meetings around the country with a million new converts being added to churches. Wow!
I think we can all agree that our country could benefit from a prayer movement today. If you’d like to be a part of igniting prayer in your community, I encourage you to check this book out.
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.