A UK-based initiative which aims to encourage Christians to seek and pray for the peace and prosperity of places has had a relaunch to help the church newly engage in local communities.
the4Ps.org was an idea of Paul Blakey MBE, founder of Street Angels. He explains:
“On 1st August 2017 the Piece Hall in Halifax in the North of England was reopened after a £19million renovation.
“The place attracted 22,000 visitors on that day, cash machines ran out of money, every cafe and restaurant had long queues and the atmosphere in the town lifted.
“As I stood on the balcony in Piece Hall God reminded me to ‘pray for the peace and prosperity’.
“Later I looked this up and found the verse in Jeremiah 29:7, ‘Seek the peace and prosperity of the city… pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers you too will prosper’”
“A few days later the4Ps.org was launched as I had a renewed sense and passion that the church should be leading the way in seeing communities transformed, for believing for better, for praying and working towards the peace and prosperity of places.”
As the UK came out of lockdown a new Facebook group, the4PsCollaborative was set up as a way of connecting all those who share the visions and aims, which are:
To believe and work towards better within your places (community, village, town, city, borough, region, nation and world!)
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SOURCE: Assist News Service