Cause for Prayer

today's reading.
Daniel 9:1-19    In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans...
Daniel 9

think about it.
How would you describe Daniel's attitude? Pull out 3 ways he addresses God and 3 things he requests; how can you use those to pray for your nation?

the blog.
Daniel's prayer for his nation is powerful and moving. There's no pomp or fluff. We do see, though, things like sincerity, repentance, humility and definitely passion, both for the Lord and Israel. But did you notice what prompted this incredible prayer? In verses 2 and 3 Daniel tells us that he was reading the "word of the Lord" and as a result he "turned his face to the Lord God seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes." What a good reminder of the value of reading God's Word.

So what are some ways we can incorporate and draw upon God's Word as we pray this week? Maybe you already do that. If so, encourage us with an example. Tami W.

P.S. "The Power of Praying People" is the series this week on Back to the Bible. I invite you to join Dr. Kroll and me for a great week of studies.

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