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

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. 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. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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