Praying for What God Has Already Promised
“…I, Daniel, understood…by the word of the Lordthrough Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications…” Daniel 9:2-3
God had prophesied that He was going to do something, but still Daniel prayed. Why didn’t Daniel just sit back and say, “Well, God, since You prophesied that You’re going to do it, then, ha-ha-ha, there’s no need for me to pray about it”?
It’s a strange thing—the Bible teaches us to pray about what God has already promised He would do.
- Revelation 11:15 says, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.” Yet Jesus taught us to pray “Thy kingdom come and Thy will be done…”
- The Bible teaches there’s going to be peace in Jerusalem, yet Psalm 122:6 tells us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
- Jesus Christ is going to come again. (Revelation 22:20) Then John prays, “Even so, Come, Lord Jesus.” It is prophesied, yet we’re told to pray it will happen.
Even when God says He’s going to do something, God does what He’s going to do through the prayers of His people. God wants us to have a part in bringing about His will upon this earth through prayer.
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