This Goody Bag contains:
Five Things to Pray for Your City by Helen Thorne
Heart Attitudes by Graham Beynon
A Heart Set Free by Christina Fox
Five Things to Pray for Your City:
Our cities are full of people, full of needs, and bursting with opportunity. The United Nations estimates that 60% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030.
Urban churches have the world on our doorstep. But if we want to see God work in our cities and through our churches, we need to pray.
That’s where this little book is designed to help. It will enlarge your vision and equip you to pray passionately and powerfully for the salvation and renewal of your city.
Each chapter takes a passage of Scripture and suggests 5 things to pray for an area of city life. Because when we pray in line with God’s priorities as found in his word, our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5 v 16)—and that’s a truly thrilling prospect.
Use this book to:
• Guide your prayers during your personal quiet times
• Equip church members to pray meaningfully for your city
• Help you prepare expressive public intercessions for church
• Fuel your church prayer meeting
• Initiate and take part in a city-wide prayer movement
What we know and what we do are crucial, but so too is who we are. God wants to shape our hearts. The gospel is God’s means of transforming our hearts. It produces love, godly fear, joy, peace, humility, confidence, thankfulness, contentment and hope. With gospel surgery, we can ‘cultivate life on the inside’.
Yes, it’s radical and often painful, but the author speaks with the heart of a pastor as well as the mind of a ‘heart surgeon’. He speaks from a position of humility and personal experience. This is a liberating book that enables us to be all we are meant to be in Christ. Its teaching will change your life.
A Heart Set Free
For many of us, we might busy ourselves with projects or work long hours to keep our mind off our pain. We might look at our circumstances and seek to change our situation in the hope that we will finally feel at peace once our life has changed.
The question is – How often do you look to God in His Word for help and hope? How often do you turn to Him when you feel anxious, distraught, or abandoned? How often do you bring your burdens to your Savior? Take a journey of hope through the Psalms of lament with Christina Fox.