John Fuder is the Professor of Urban Studies at Moody Graduate School. John says, “The passion of my life is equipping students for effective ministry in the city. I spent 17 years in California doing urban ministry in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles, CA. The past 12 years at Moody, investing in ministry practitioners has been a privilege.”


John has written:

  • A Heart for the Community. Gen. Ed. John Fuder. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009.

  • Exegeting the City in A Heart for the Community, Gen. Ed. John Fuder. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009.

  • A Heart for The City: effective ministries to the urban community. Gen. Ed. John Fuder. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1999.

  • Becoming an Insider in A Heart for the City: effective ministries to the urban community, Gen. Ed. John Fuder. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1999. Training Students for Urban Ministry. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2001.

You can learn more about John at www.Moody.edu.


5 Principles for Praying for Your City

Psalm 122.6-8

Dr. John Fuder, PhD


  1. Pray for the ‘Shalom’ of the city (verse 6.)

  2. Pray for the Economic Health of the city (verse 6.)

  3. Pray for the Physical Safety of the people within the city (verse 7.)

  4. Pray for the Political Justice for the people of the city (verse 7.)

  5. Pray for the Social Relationships of the people within our city (verse 8.)