5 Things to Pray for Your World
“We live in a broken world. Manyin Britain and abroadknow nothing of Jesus or his saving work on the cross. Suffering and injustice can be seen at every turn. But there is hopein this life and the next! 5 Things to Pray for Your World reminds us of Gods good plans and purposes for his creation, and encourages us to turn to him with requests that are in line with his will. This fantastic little book will enrich any prayer life and act as a great spur to mission near and far. A great resource for those who love to pray, and a wonderful guide for those who find prayer hard.”See All
Director of Training and Mentoring, London City Mission
“I loved Rachel's first two books and this third does not disappoint. Praying Scripture is liberating and exhilarating. Rachel's new book helps us to do that carefully, wisely and in a biblically focused way, without being constraining. The prayers I pray as a result are still very much my own. I will be using this superb resource both in my own devotions and in church life.”See All
Training Director, FIEC
“We all know we should pray for the world. But where to start? 5 Things to Pray for Your World is a great option. It will expand the horizons of your prayers as well as shaping them by God's word.”See All
Pastor of Grace Church, Boroughbridge, faculty member of Crosslands Training and author of You Can Pray
“From Jesus' disciples to Martin Luther's barber and beyond, "teach us to pray" has been a frequently heard heart-cry. But the truth is we can only really learn to pray by praying. Here 5 Things to Pray for your World will help you. It takes an old idea, tested and tried throughout the ages a prayer list and turns it into a thought-provoking, vision-expanding, prayer-stimulating tool. It is small enough to fit into your pocket, but big enough to change your life. Simple, but brilliant.”See All
Theologian and author
“We watch the news, read articles, and hear stories about difficulties in our world. The needs are so massive, the stories so heartbreaking, that often we dont even know how to pray. Rachel Joness excellent new book, 5 Things to Pray for Your World, offers a needed guide to seek Gods help by praying Gods Word. We may feel powerless, but we have the ear of an all-powerful God. May we faithfully cry out to him for the world around us.”See All
Author, The Envy of Eve and Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood
When we watch the news, our hearts break for a world in need. But Christians are not powerless to help: we can pray. In fact, that's exactly what God tells us to do: "petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving [should] be made for all people" (1 Timothy 2 v 1-2). If we're serious about reaching our local community and the wider world with the gospel, the first thing we'll do is pray.
Trouble is, most of us don't know where to start. How do we pray meaningfully for people who we don't know and will probably never meet? Deep down, the issues seem too big, too emotionally disconnected, and we're not sure our prayers will really make a difference.
That's where this little book is designed to help. It will equip you to pray powerful prayers for the world around you—prayers that really change things, because they're based on God's word.
Each spread takes a passage of Scripture and suggests 5 things to pray for a local, national, or international issue. Because when we pray in line with God's priorities as found in his word, our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5 v 16)—and that's a truly thrilling prospect.
Use this book to:
- Guide your prayers during your personal quiet times
- Equip church members to pray meaningfully for your local community and nation
- Help you prepare expressive public intercessions for church
- Fuel your church prayer meeting
- Help you know how to pray in the wake of major world events
Use this book in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time, or pick it up whenever a situation arises that is in particular need of prayer.