When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. (Nehemiah 1:4)
Focusing on the story within Nehemiah rebuilding a city, Chris Brooks emphasized the things Christians should be bringing into cities:
Pulling in various themes from the book of Nehemiah, he left a place of comfort to go serve the city in which he mourned for. Chris gave the audience three questions of what we should be including in our prayers about the cities we go into:
- What evil exists in this city that God has called me to eradicate?
- What’s broken in this city that God has called me to fix?
- What beauty and good currently exists in this city that you’ve called me to preserve?
“Loving God always leads to a love for neighbors, neighborhoods and cities,” said Chris. His passion for his ministry back in Detroit definitely spilled over to the words of encouragement for the audience to be praying about how the cities in which we are best equipped to serve.
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