City of Prayer – Book Review

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 popular media guest, award-winning female filmmaker, and women’s ministry leader, whose faith-based films have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the world, and on multiple television networks. Sharon has recently taken over as women's ministry director at her church. Her passion is to lead prayer retreats, engaging women of all ages to pray with each other, for each other, praying with expectation.

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