The Lord’s Prayer (that He taught) begins, “Our Father in heaven, holy is Your name. May Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…” “Earth” includes each of our cities – Jesus wasn’t teaching prayer as theory, but prayer as practical reality.
The Lord’s Other Prayer (that he actually prayed) shows strategically how Jesus believed His Kingdom would come in the places on earth where we actually live.
J17 Ministries is built on the practical, foundational reality of what God has done in one city, Tucson, AZ, USA, when people and congregations gave intentional priority to the Lord’s Prayers. One of my favorite T-Shirts was made by a company in town called, “Why I Love Where I Live”, and it says, “In Tucson as it is in heaven.” That’s our prayer. That can be your prayer for your city, too.