O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name” Daniel 9:19, NIV
A drunk driver had an accident and was rushed to the emergency ward of a nearby hospital. He was in coma for some days and confined to the hospital bed. During this period, his mother stood in the gap and prayed day and night for his physical recovery and salvation of his soul. Three days later, he became conscious and accepted Jesus as his Saviour and Lord.
Just like this mother, a godly leader intercedes for their people. Daniel stood in the gap for the people of Israel, confessing their sins, without dissociating himself from them. The church of God cannot survive without people like Daniel. They may not be leaders in terms of occupying positions of authority, but they stand in the place of prayer for the church. Intercessors fight spiritual battles in secret, on behalf of other people. God, who sees in secret, will act in public to manifest His power.
There is need for many Daniels today. Some believers are so engrossed by head knowledge of the Scripture that they have little concern for the practical outworking of God's will. All they do is satisfy their curiosity and then proudly share their "insights" with others. When Daniel learned God's truth, the experience humbled him and moved him to worship and to pray. We need to have a burden for the conversion of sinners and deliverance of those who are oppressed. If God is laying it in your heart to intercede for someone, a group, your church, or your country, do not hesitate to lift them up to the Lord. Your prayers may lead to the breakthrough that will make a difference in their lives. Make it a habit to intercede for others every day.
Who is God laying in your heart who needs your prayer today?
Make a list of those you have a burden to pray for and pray for them right now.
OH Lord, give me vision with which to run.
Lord Jesus, help me to intercede for my friends, neighbours and church members effectively.
Father, Your are the solid foundation on which I build my life, make me secure through the storms that will come. Now to you who are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask, be glory throughout every generation.
All keys to my goodness that are still in the possession of the enemy, I declare there instant release now, In the name of Jesus.
Let every evil man boasting against me receive the stones of fire, in the name of Jesus today.
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