Friday, September 2, 2022

INTERCESSION

Today’s 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.

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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 judgment 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 His Father while He was dying on the Cross. Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus’ intercession.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

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

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

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 when they were younger, early in the morning, these brothers would meet at the line fence between their farms and raise their voices in prayer. It’s probably exaggerated, but I’ve been told that they could be heard a country concession away. 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,

David

15 thoughts on “Friday, September 2, 2022

  1. Lord Jesus, thank You for interceding for us. Draw all Your people into Your special care, as You did for Israel in the wilderness, where even their shoes didn’t wear out in 40 years of hard use. You gave daily provisions. Help those who are in need today – hear their cries and provide the leaders and provision they need, and help people everywhere to know it is You who ultimately provide everything good for us, in Jesus’s great name, amen

    • Amen Rob.
      I’m asking you all for prayer for my husband, Jim. He has a very painful hip. He feels sick to his stomach . Today is his birthday and plans were made to go out for lunch with my brother and his wife. I have even praying for him almost non stop. He goes to a chiropractor but had to cancel yesterday s appointment.
      Please pray for him.

      • Nan I am so sorry to hear about your husband Jim. I am joining you in fervent prayer for him . As it says in Philippians 4:6
        “Be anxious for nothing. but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God.”
        Sending you hugs
        Blessings to all, Eleanor M.

        • Thank you Eleanor-Amen to your prayer for Nan and Jim.
          Thank you Robb.
          I’m also praying fervently for all the Children (and Grand-children) who have started School. Prayers for those Teachers who lead and guide and teach them. Prayers for new friends-may a good and godly generation rise-up.

          • Agreeing with your prayer Laur , for the bigger kids and the little ones as well. We have teachers In our family . They start school in our area on Tuesday .

        • Agreeing with Eleanor in prayer for your husband Jim, Nan. SO sorry he is in such pain and especially on his birthday. Praying for the Lord’s healing hands upon him. 🙏

  2. Amen Rob. A great prayer by David for family especially for the times we are living in. May God strengthen and guide us. Blessings all.

  3. Enjoyed the Sept. 1 Poem and background information Beverlee! Thank you.

    Beverlee, I pray that your body is feeling much better. Hopefully, you are being treated successfully, and feeling much stronger, with the pain resolved.

    • Thank you Laur. It isn’t much different. Still waiting for back surgery which has been delayed. It took this long for proper diagnosis. Am taking hydroxychloroquine for the autoimmune diseases which helps to manage the myositis in particular. On the walker full-time when I am out; can still manage with the cane at home. Prayers for the surgery are appreciated.

    • Agreeing with your prayer Laur , for the bigger kids and the little ones as well. We have teachers In our family . They start school in our area on Tuesday .

  4. Joining with others in prayer for Jim and Beverlee. I am sorry to hear that the surgery has been delayed. Thankfully they have finally arrived at a diagnosis. I pray it won’t be much longer for the surgery. Pray you are making progress with your book.
    Also praying for Edward and Eleanor, Teresa and all others.

    I pray God’s blessings on all saints.

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