Our City

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” – Jeremiah 29:7
We have both an invitation from the Lord to partner with Him, and also a biblical mandate to engage in prayer for our city (1 Timothy 2:1-4, Jeremiah 29:7).

In the Old Testament, we read how Nehemiah was moved by the account of the broken state of the wall in Jerusalem, and he responded in prayer and fasting for a number of days (Nehemiah 1:4). When he arrived in Jerusalem, he went out at night and carefully inspected the damage, taking note of the specific breaches in the wall and what needed to be done. Then he responded: “Let us arise and build” (Nehemiah 2:18).

We learn from this that we can have a considered approach in how we approach prayer for our city:


Take some time to study and consider the unique story and spiritual landscape of our city:


Ask the Lord to send you to an area to walk the streets and pray. Observe and discern, and listen to the Holy Spirit as He leads you. Get to know the people in your neighbourhood, and pray according to what the Lord shows you.


Here are some suggested starting points for your prayers:

In Matthew 6:21 says: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” . Once you begin to connect with the heart of God towards our city and our people, you may find that it only fuels your prayer life all the more.

Become part of the answer to your prayers, and set your heart to be available and ready for any time God will use you in demonstrating His love and goodness to those around you (1 Peter 3:15).