Pray for Better and Affordable Housing in the Inner City
“The housing situation in the inner city suffers from a lack of community members experiencing home ownership, and it suffers from conditions that work against the possibility of self-reliant life. Home ownership is critical in providing a pathway from government-supported housing and generational poverty. As we pray for the walls of generational poverty to be torn down and rebuilt with hope-giving alternatives in the inner city and the magnitude of its plight upon its citizens who live there, we realize the need to approach this with an awareness for spiritual reformation in the inner city. Let us pray for such.” (Rickie Bradshaw)1
“Except the Lord build a house, they labour in vain that build it. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalm 127:1; KJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Pray for the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, as he advises President Trump on matters of housing for low income families and programs that affect the revitalization of distressed communities.
- Pray for the spiritual revitalization of the inner city.
- As the Housing budget decreases – pray that low income families will be equipped in personal financial training, credit repair, and benevolence, and that many other dimensions of economic equipping can be launched from churches. (Taken from The Reconciled Church thereconciledchurch.org/seven-spheres.)
- Give thanks to God that every American has the unalienable right to pursue the American dream of home ownership.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we pray that You would move in a deep and rich way in our inner cities. Where there are these multitudes of people in need of You, raise up an army of Believers to share the message of the Kingdom in word and deed. Let Your Church rise up to ask You for creative ways to replace the loss of government funds. May Believers graced with financial wisdom use their gifts now to assist with financial training, credit repair and other things needed, so that homes can be owned by the poor and communities revitalized. We know You will do this, Jesus! Amen.
We decree that God will provide the means for inner city families to pursue the American dream of home ownership and to revitalize their environments with support of the Church!
1 Learn more about Rickie Bradshaw here.