An ancient spiritual practice for 21st century Grand Rapids.
For thousands of years, the Church has gathered throughout the day to offer praises to God, confess sin, and cry out on behalf of others and themselves in prayer, both in community and individually.
But recently something has been lost in our technological and cultural evolution--a grounding in the wider, deeper streams of the community of Jesus and historic Church practices has been forsaken. As we adopt sleeker forms of Church and more technologically savvy worship, a tethering to our deep, historic past continues to fray. As society has become multitasked and cluttered, commitment to spiritual practices has waned and prayer is considered a waste of time.
PRAYERS FOR MY CITY sets out to recapture fixed-hour prayer for 21st century Grand Rapids by helping the Church reconnect to this ancient past. Through this highly accessible and simple praying format, any Christian can engage in this historic Church practice, finding an oasis amidst the chaos of life and reorientation around the eternal.
Prayer Book Includes:
*Three 15-minute daily prayer sessions
*21 unique prayers written specifically for Grand Rapids
*Prayers from "The Book of Common Prayer"
*Historic hymn meditations
*2 one-year Bible reading plans