In my book I share some of the most personal and intimate details of my life as well as the Biblical basis for intercessory pray and the relationship of Believers with God as Father, as the Son Jesus Christ and as the Holy Spirit. Also, included are some of the steps I took in involving my church and community in a quest for seeking the welfare of the city and praying on its behalf.
This book is written for all people of faith who are sick and tired of watching their communities continue the downward spiral of decay and who long to do something.
Dr. Tillman-Clark developed an intercessory prayer mnistry in her church that focused on praying for change in her community and found that with increased knowledge and understanding of the Biblical mandate for God's people to pray for the city, enthusiasm was enhanced and the level of commitment to pray for the community and coimmunity change increased greatly. Key Scriptures are examined, as well as the rich prayer tradition of African-Americans and its impact on African-American history and the nation.
Clearly it is not enough for God's people to live in a community where there is a dire need for change, yet spiritually sit on the sidelines, never confronting those issues that affect the well-being of the community. Intercessory prayer is God's way of first transforming the believer's mind and heart so that he or she will see the wrong that God sees and feels the way God feels about the wrong.It is through intercessory prayer that God gives a determination to labor toward correcting the wrongs within a community in order that we might have peace and quiet in the city.