Today’s Reading: Daniel 9-10
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Key Verses: Daniel 9:2-3
In the first year of his [Cyrus’] reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of years specified by the word of the Lord, given through Jeremiah, the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolation of Jerusalem. Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
Daniel’s prayers were not just the “Now I lay me down to sleep” variety. The content of his prayer was directly from his reading of his Bible. When we understand God’s will “by the Book” and pray God’s Word, we can expect God’s action. Even so, here in this blog, we read from “The Book” and then we pray accordingly. We may be sure that two of the “Books” which Daniel read and understood were Jeremiah and 2 Chronicles (read Jeremiah 25:11-12 and 2 Chronicles 36:18-23). Now we can understand why Daniel prayed as he did. Let us pray the prayer of Daniel as if we were reading from a prayer book. Scripture has one true interpretation but many applications. Let’s apply this prayer to the nations where we live, in my case Canada, and part-time in the United States.
In the space allotted to this blog, we cannot possibly comment thoroughly on the amazing prophecy of the 70 weeks (literally “heptads” or weeks of years – 490 years).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, today I pray with fervency the prayer of Daniel. Thank You for the Son of man, the Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah), Who touches me and strengthens me as the one “having the likeness of a man” did for Daniel. (Daniel 10:19) In His Name I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Two stories – the first I know personally. Dr. John Wesley White, associate evangelist with Billy Graham, on the live 100 Huntley Street telecast, held up a copy of the Toronto star and pointed out “prophecies” for the new year by psychic Jean Dixon. John said, “If even one of these comes true, I’ll shred this paper one year from now, put it in a bowl, put some milk and sugar on it, and eat it right here on live TV.” One year later I prepared that shredded paper, poured milk on it and added sugar, but when reviewing the year’s events, not one of Ms. Dixon’s predictions had come to pass. John did not have to eat even one spoonful! We had a great laugh, but the deceit practiced by psychics is not funny. God’s true prophets are 100% accurate, no fuzzy generalizations in order to weasel out when it does not happen, as is the case particularly of the practise of astrology.
Tomorrow, God willing, I’ll tell the second story of a prayer meeting where a menacing person who introduced himself as “The Prince of Los Angeles” showed up. Today’s reading tells us of several princes who serve the evil one (remember Ephesians 6:12-13).
Yours for “understanding” and “praying” accordingly,
P.S. It’s my understanding that many of those who pray at the retaining wall of the original Temple platform in Jerusalem (known as the Western Wall or Wailing Wall) often pray the prayer of Daniel 9. Below is a recent photo taken at that wall.
Lord God, You are great and holy. Please, Father, have mercy on Canada and help us turn back to You, in Jesus’s great name, amen
Amen Rob and also Lord, may Your plan and love for Ukraine and Russia come to fruition along with all who seek to know and follow You. Please lead and strengthen us for things to come. I claim Your promises re: the last days, that You will teach our children by Your Holy Spur. Thank You Lord. Amen.
Pray for our government and for the eminent deal between liberals and NDP. Only You,Lord, know if the outcome of this is good for our country
Please guide all of our politicians to uphold Godly principles for our country
In faith and in name of Jesus I pray
Amen…..agreeing in prayer with all the prayers above.
Daniel’s prayer in today’s reading is so beautiful and heart-felt. Thank you Lord for all these giants in the Bible that You have given us as an example of how to live!
Also thinking of you Eleanor M, and your dear husband Edward, may his eyes continue to heal, and may his bone marrow results be a blessing to you both.
Thank you so much Anne.
For the 22nd day from “Prayer Map of Canada”
1. Pray that the influence of the Holy Spirit would dissolve every argument and pretension exalted against the knowledge of God. (2 Cor. 10: 3-5)
2. Pray for Quebec.
Pray for the leaders of the province, that God’s Spirit would influence them to act justly, serve with integrity and honour high moral standards. (1 Timothy 2: 1-4)
Pray for the churches of the province, that they would be lighthouses beaming forth the illuminating truth of God’s Word.
Thank you Charlene God Bless you.
Praying for the requests of those from this blog, but especially holding Eleanor and Edward, Luisa and Joe, William Marshall, and Mike from Fargo in prayer today. God Bless.
Thank you so much Charlene, agreeing with you in prayer for the others.