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Transforming Cities

Could our communities be truly transformed by Christ if every neighbor and neighborhood were prayed for daily? Christians from numerous churches in one city decided it could and they began to pray: Five blessings for Five neighbors for Five minutes a day for Five days a week for Five weeks.1  (Quin Sherrer) Starting yesterday, a national 40-day prayer walking campaign began. If you are unable to get out and walk, use this plan!

“Pray [also] for one another that you may be healed and restored—to a spiritual tone of mind and heart. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available—dynamic in its working.” (James 5:16b; AMP)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

You can use the word “BLESS” as a jump-start to praying five important ways:

  1. B Body: health, protection, strength

  2. L Labor: work, income, security

  3. E Emotions: joy, peace, hope

  4. S Social: love, marriage, family, friends

  5. S Spiritual: Salvation, faith, grace2

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for the notable changes and good reports resulting from answers to those prayers. May we not neglect to keep praying for our homeland– neighborhoods, cities and nation. Amen.3

Today’s decree:

Every home in our nation and in my neighborhood will be covered in prayer in the next 40days! I BLESS those in every home, Lord!


1 Excerpted from “The Spiritual Warrior’s Prayer Guide”, by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock. Ventura, CA : Regal Publishing, 2010, pp 209-210.

2 Intercessors for America Newsletter, March 1999, by Alvin VanderGriend.

3 Excerpted from “The Spiritual Warrior’s Prayer Guide”, by Quin Sherrer, Ruthanne Garlock.

Quin Sherrer has written or co-authored 29 books, primarily with Ruthanne Garlock, and has spoken on more than 350 radio and TV stations on prayer and personal renewal. Her bio and contact information can be found at


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