Prayer Day 23

May our Cities be Stirred by the Living God (Read Zechariah 8:20-23)

"When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”" (Mt 21:10) 

The prophet Zechariah saw a day when the city of Jerusalem would attract many people from many nations for there was to be a celebrative joy that would burst forth from that city. And at various times in its history Zechariah’s vision came to pass, even if only in an incomplete, partial way.

With the advent of Christ, it is no longer the physical city of Jerusalem that is “the Holy City” that place where the Most High dwells. In Christ the dwelling place of God is with Christ and His redeemed humanity. And as they are sent forth from Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth, their presence in the world serves to declare that the whole earth belongs to the Lord. The “holy city” of God is a renewed and redeemed earth.

The picture of the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven in Rev. 21, serves as the climatic event that indeed the whole earth is the Lord’s. Until that day we pray that increasingly those in our cities, as in Zechariah’s vision, would come together to pray to the Lord and seek the Lord Almighty.


  • Pray that our city will be stirred with curiosity about Jesus.
  • Pray for movements of people coming together to seek Christ would grow in our city.
  • Pray for those you know who are skeptical, doubting, or who seem far from God, pray that their hearts will turn to Him.