This is an excerpt from the first post (back in June) of the "Blessing Our Cities" prayers.
I'd like to use the Friday prayer as expressions of hope and blessing for the cities/towns in which we live and minister...prayers of blessing are usually expressions of God's intended goodness...Blessings bestow a future. Prayers of blessing are always prayers of hope. Join me as we pray blessing on our communities. If you have specific requests for your city or town, please let us know in the comments.
So far I have posted prayers for peace, increase, family fulness, and now abundant life. This is the second prayer for abundance, God style.
Let's return to Jeremiah 17:7-8 for a moment:
Blessed are the ones who trust in the Lord...For they will be like trees planted by the water with roots planted deep by a stream. They will not fear when the heat comes... leaves will be green and they will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit.
and The Epistle of James, chapter 1, verse 12:
Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test the will will recieve the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
Together, O Lord, we bless those who are tested in their love for You. Help them stand. Let them feel the great honor of both Your presence and Your reward. Give abundant life to those who love. We ask this for ourselves, for those in our areas of influence and ministry, and for others around the world who are suffering because they love you. Aman