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Praying Daniel's Prayer for Revival
October 2, 2018
DANIEL'S AMAZING PRAYER
In Daniel 9, we read Daniel's heartfelt plea for his people. Especially when you consider Daniel's stature in God's Word, we would do well to pray his prayer daily in these troubled times.
I have modified Daniel's prayer to fit a modern context. I might urge every single Christian to cry out to God as Daniel did:
“Lord, great and awesome God, You who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from You. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who speak in your name to all your people."
“Lord, You are righteous, but today we are covered with shame — Your people are in disunity because of our unfaithfulness to you. We, your people are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against You. You, the Lord our God are merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against You; we have not obeyed You, the Lord our God or kept the Word he gave us. We, Your Bride, have transgressed your Word and turned away, refusing to repent of our iniquity and ask forgiveness for our great sin."
“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in Your mighty and truthful word, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to our millions of slaughtered babies that are Your creations. Just as it is written in Your Word, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our iniquity and our sin and giving attention to your truth. The Lord did not hesitate to allow disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything He does; yet we have not obeyed Him."
“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your wrath from Our land. Our sins and our iniquity your people an object of scorn to all those around us."
“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servants. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of Your Bride and your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, our God, do not delay, because your Bride and your people bear your Name.”
N. Patrick Marica contributes incisive Christian commentary on this blog on a regular basis. He has been the Director of Godly Training Ministries since 1993. He has his MA from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the author of the new book: "The Walk Applied". He has been married to Kathy since 1985. They have 2 adult daughters and an extraordinary son-in-law.
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