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.

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City of Prayer Website

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a women’s ministry leader, popular media guest, and award-winning female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. Her filmmaking efforts have been recognized with dozens of accolades including the AFA “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, four prestigious ICVM Crown Awards including Bronze “Best Picture”, a finalist in the Christian Retailing’s Best Awards and dozens of “Best Writer”, “Best Director” and “Best of Fest” festival awards. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture.

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