- Pray for your city’s Salvation: her righteousness, redemption, blessing, prosperity, peace, glory, splendour.
- Pray for your city’s Original Design: her true identity, beloved and named by God.
- Be intentional: persevere in prayer, work hard to prepare the way, open the gates, tell the people their Saviour comes!
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
Isaiah 62:1& 6-7 (adapted):
Because I love This City, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for This City, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch…. I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord. Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work, until he makes This City the pride of the earth.
Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God”… “The Desirable Place” and “The City No Longer Forsaken.”