At the end of October, church planters and leaders from all over Europe will gather in Krakow, Poland for the sixth City To City Europe conference. This gathering, which happens every other year, is always a significant moment for our European network, and we need your prayers.
As we bring our requests to our loving Father, sometimes it seems he is silent. I often don’t really believe God understands what is best for me and think my plan is what is needed. But God is so gracious. I find him renovating my own life as he prepares me to lead for the path ahead. Despite the days that feel discouraging, we are not defeated. Our hope remains in a Father whose character we can always trust no matter our circumstances.
The journey to become an organization of people who are learning to pray like Jesus is not one we want to walk alone. As we endeavor to practice prayers that focus on God’s reign being established in our lives, communities and cities, we invite you to join us. How beautiful and powerful would it be to see God answer our prayers for the cities of the world.
Is our church motivated at its core to be a voice for and helper of the marginalized, homeless, oppressed and powerless? Discussing this topic with our trainer made me realize how little I have considered the complexities my church will face in the city. Yet the gospel compels the church, compels me, to find ways to love, serve and befriend those with lesser opportunities.
Tim Keller spoke at the 2018 National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast in London. Watch the full talk below.