Sunday, September 2, 2012


Suggested Reading: Exodus 32

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A long avenue with goat-headed sphinxes leading from the Karnak Temple complex to Luxor Temple, a distance of 1.2 miles (2km). The little figure under the chin of each statue is meant to be Ramesses II. At the time of Moses, the worship of many images, such as a golden calf, was common in Egypt.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verse: Exodus 32:32

Yet now, if You will forgive their sin, but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.

Moses heard from God and put His Word into action. Moses prayed and God heard him. The result was God’s judgement and mercy. This chapter records the response of Aaron and the people. Unfortunately, three or four generations later, the people once again practised the worship of other gods. Moses took a stand between God and His people as an intercessor. An intercessor identifies with God and His will, but must also identify with people. In His intercession, our Lord Jesus Christ did not pray, “Blot me out of Your book,” but He prayed, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus identified with us so completely that He felt abandoned by God while He was dying on the cross. Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus’ intercession.


Almighty God, because of Your Son and my Saviour, I do as Scripture tells me. I “come boldly to the throne of grace” (Heb. 4:16), and the result is that I “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” I pray this for others (their names or in general) as well as for myself. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

[I read my daily prayer, sometimes several times, and I also pray with much fervency. We live in the country and I’ve just come back inside the house after praying out loud in the Spirit and with the understanding also…1 Corinthians 14:14-15… We have visitors just now and I don’t want to awaken them. Sometimes my fervency can express itself rather loudly]


My Grandfather, Allan Mainse, and his brother, Uncle Ed, had farms next door to each other. I heard them pray in a normal volume at family devotions, but I heard the stories that early in the morning these brothers would meet at the line fence and raise their voices in prayer. It’s probably exaggerated, but I’ve been told that they could be heard a country concession away. Norma-Jean and I live about 5 miles from where their farms were located. I believe that their intercessory prayers bless us today. They bless our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. Someone asked me a while back, “Can you name all your children, their spouses, and your grandchildren?” I rattled their names off quickly. “How do you do that?” I was asked. My answer was that I pray for them all by name, not rapidly, but slowly with intensity, every morning before any of them awaken.

Yours to urge us all into more fervent intercession,


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9 thoughts on “Sunday, September 2, 2012

  1. Hi David,

    Thank you so much for your daily message to us. Nice that it is coming automatically again too. I usually read this about 5:30 AM daily (when I’m the only one awake) – a good start to my day.
    May the Lord bless you & yours and the wonderfully ministry of Crossroads.

  2. Isn’t the grace of God wonderful? That it could even be stated that we can come ‘boldly’ before God’s throne is a thing of amazement to me! That’s the God we serve and that’s the grace He offers. Amazing Grace … how sweet the sound!

  3. Thanks for your reminder to pray for family daily.We live in a world of idols which can draw us away from worshipping the true God- Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Although I do not pray for my family by name, I am reminded during my prayer time to include my family that by the grace of God and by His mercy he would watch over them each day by giving them direction,wisdom, and knowledge to face each day under the direction and protection of the Holy Spirit.
    God bless you David and each member of your family.

  4. Thank you, David, for the reminder to intercede for others. My parents, too, would pray for each of us children and spouses and our children each day by name. To know that is so humbling and reassuring. We also are reminded that Jesus is interceding for us, by name. What a blessing to have a godly heritage!
    We need to keep it going!

  5. I pray for my family by name, and for God to give them house hold salvation
    among other things they are facing. I have even told them at times I am praying
    for them . They tell me thats good or something similar.
    Lianne Hogg

  6. Thank you, David! You are a Blessing to me and many others! Would you please pray for Kenny and Gayle. Kenny is dying of cancer and Gayle is expecting their first baby. I don’t believe that they know our Lord and Saviour.

  7. Dear David…i send my ( Hi ) back to you tonight… Barb said today was wonderful to see you….
    i too call up by name …. it just makes it so special….. the little one’s to the older one’s as we journey…
    I thank my Great Praying Grandmother…for her prayers….and hedge of protection…i have her bible and wow…. to know this was her passion..cause we are just passing through here ….heading Home…How Wonderful… I was in Inkerman today…and it was Kids Sunday… oh my…how blessed i was …and still singing ( Jesus loves me ) overflow….sending hugs for you evening….. as always in step with Jesus …cause He knows the Way

  8. Your reflections and insights continue incredibly beautifully and incredibly God-inspried. This particular one, Sunday, September 2nd touched me so deeply that I couldn’t help but feel the tears that welled up into my eyes. Your boundless dedication to your family, David, is awe-inspiring. It sparked, also, a cherished recollection of daily bedtime rituals with my two children. After reading together we would join together in prayer and recite every name of our immediate family including special intentions. Imagine the profound fruit of witness this engendered when my children’s prayers were answered according to God’s Will!

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