I pray for our city every day. As the Body of Christ it is our responsibility to seek God on behalf of where we live because He has given us authority to speak life where He has placed us. (Luke 10:19) It is God's joy to partner with us, His children, to see His Kingdom advanced in the earth.
Currently, I'm praying for two main things for our city:
1. I'm praying that obedience to the Word of God would be the foundation for a revival of transformation. If you've heard me preach, you know that I am passionate about the Bible. When our lives align with the Word of God, we know we are on the right track. As believers, we are called to not only be hearers of the word, but doers of the word (James 1:12). It is my firm belief that as we obey the Word of God, we will see both healing and revival in Baton Rouge. Pray with me that the hearts of all believers in our city would be committed to living out the Word of God.
2. I am also praying that the power of the Gospel would be present upon the church in our city in such a way that unbelievers would be drawn to Him. Sometimes as believers we can begin to take the Gospel for granted. May that not be so! My prayer is that the churches in Baton Rouge would continually be overwhelmed by the truth and power of the Gospel. As we daily set our focus on Jesus and His sacrifice for sin, we will begin to see His Kingdom on earth. In the book of Acts, the disciples saw "people added to their number daily". (Acts 2:47). Pray with me that as we allow the Gospel to have power in every area of our lives, we will see people come to know Jesus on a daily basis.
My challenge to you is to join me in praying for Baton Rouge every day. Whether it is the points I've shared here or something else God puts on your heart, God loves partnering with us as we seek Him. I'm grateful to live in this city, I am amazed by what God is doing here, and I know that "He will do even more than we can ask or imagine." (Ephesians 3:20).
By Jake Griffin