“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
(1 Timothy 2:1-4 NIV)
It is such a huge privilege to pray, that the Almighty Creator of the universe is willing to listen to us, and that our prayers rise like incense to God’s throne room. It is from this personal relationship with God that we are able to pray for the world beyond ourselves.
We often cycle or walk through Cambridge, rushing from one place to the next, without much consideration of the people around us. But as we prayed and walked that night, we were able to have a glimpse of how we could see things through God’s eyes – every person walking by or living on the street is made in the image of God and He loves them; every institution in Cambridge has been set up by God in this season, and Paul calls us to pray for them.
Let the prayer walk not be a one-off event. But let it inspire us to keep praying for the city that we live in. Let it motivate us to take action to see God’s kingdom come and His will be done in Cambridge.