Prayer of Forgiveness and Deliverance From Desolation, Part III

Adults Praying 85Daniel 9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

(Prayer continued from Part II:  Daniel 9:9-12) As Daniel continued to pray for Judah, citizens of Jerusalem, and Israel, I pray for our cities, citizens, and nation:  13-14 “‘Just as written in God’s revelation to Moses, the catastrophe was total. Nothing was held back. We kept at our sinning, never giving you a second thought, oblivious to your clear warning, and so you had no choice but to let the disaster loose on us in full force. You, our God, had a perfect right to do this since we persistently and defiantly ignored you. 15-17 “‘Master, you are our God, for you delivered your people from the land of Egypt in a show of power—people are still talking about it! We confess that we have sinned, that we have lived bad lives. Following the lines of what you have always done in setting things right, setting people right, please stop being so angry with Jerusalem, your very own city, your holy mountain. We know it’s our fault that this has happened, all because of our sins and our parents’ sins, and now we’re an embarrassment to everyone around us. We’re a blot on the neighborhood. So listen, God, to this determined prayer of your servant. Have mercy on your ruined Sanctuary. Act out of who you are, not out of what we are.’  (Prayer to be continued)

Scripture References:  Daniel 9:9-12 The Message Bible; Roman 3:23

Prayer for today:  Father, we have set idle and silent and watched and failed to pray for our city, nation, and peoples as we defied you.  I ask you to forgive us individually, as a people, as a city and as a nation for rebelling against you.  In JESUS name, AMEN.

Whatever you must do today, there is a grace for that.  Accept the grace and make it a sweatless day.