Brighton, Alabama

. Mayor – Barbara Watkins
. One of 4 cities in Jefferson County named after cities in Great Britain
. Many of its settlers were of English descent and named the town after the English tourist and resort city of Brighton, which is located on the English Channel
. Land area is 1.4 square miles
. Built along a dummy RR line in 1889 by Bessemer and Birmingham RR Company to connect those 2 cities
. City was incorporated in 1901

Brighton has endured some hard hits in the struggling economy of the last few years, but it is determined to fight their way back into being economically healthy again. I felt led to Psalm 127:1 – “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.”

Heavenly Father, You are the God of our cities. You rule and reign in Sovereign power, and in grace and mercy. These economically difficult times did not take you by surprise, and You have every provision for the city of Brighton to bring them through that. We pray that Mayor Watkins and the city council would not let the burdens of their city become a cause of dissension and disunity, which seems so easy to do in so many situations we’ve seen. Instead, cause them to look to You, and to seek Your wisdom to repair their city’s finances. We pray for a spirit of humility and perseverance to be on all those who are responsible for building up this city and for watching over it, so that they will submit to You and trust in Your ways.

We pray that You increase this city’s revenues by bringing in God-honoring, God-blessed businesses and industries. For the business and industry leaders who are already there, we pray that You would bless them so magnanimously that they have to know it’s only from the Lord, and give You the glory for it.

Raise up intercessors in the city of Brighton, who will regularly and continuously seek Your face on behalf of Brighton. May Your Church provide comfort and aide in Your name to those who are suffering. We pray that Your Spirit would manifestly visit this city, and that the glory of the Lord would come to it, so that like it’s name, it will be a place that reflect the bright light of the favor and glory of the Lord – for Your name’s sake.

We pray this in the name of Jesus, who is our Light and our Salvation. Amen.

Please share in the comments below a verse or prayer for Brighton that the Lord is laying on your heart.