Topic: Daniel’s Dose: Adventure 29- Do you intercede for others; for the future?
Bible Reading: Daniel 9
Memory Verse: Daniel 9:3 (NKJV)
Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! How are you doing? How has your day been so far? I pray that you are doing well and enjoying your day! Sammie’s Daily Dose is back again this week with Daniel’s Dose. This week, we would be embarking on some interesting adventures through Daniel 9. Our first adventure will be to explore the theme/ topic, “Do you intercede for others; for the future?” Are you ready? Let us get right into it!
When you pray, what do your pray for? Who do you pray for? What do you pray about? Many people pray about themselves, and issues relating to their personal lives; i.e. family, occupation, wealth, friends. Do we stand to intercede for others? For people who are in worse situations than we are? For the well-being of non- Christians? For the future of the church? For the future of Christians in a few years to come?
Prayer is communication with God! Prayer is one of the means by which we tell God what we want and need! However, we must not only present our requests to God. As Christians, we must pray for others. Do not justify this statement, by praying for friends and neighbors. Yes, praying for friends and neighbors is important! However, it must not stop there! We must go on to pray for other Christians (those you know and do not know), and non-Christians.
In addition to this, we must pray for the future! The future of the world we are in! the future of the church! We, as Christians, must come together to pray for the future; especially now! With the outbreak of COVID-19, the world is never going to be the same. We must spend time to pray for Christians, to pray for non-Christians; the future is going to be different! Most of the things we may have planned to do; might take a different cause!
During this pandemic, have you said a prayer for someone who lives in the US, or maybe Brazil? Have you prayed about your country and its leaders? Have you prayed about a cure/ vaccine for the pandemic? Have you prayed for wisdom for scientists, etc. to understand the virus some more? Have you prayed for the next generation who are going to be hugely affect? What about pupils/ students or unemployed people? The list can go on and on! We, as the church, must stand together and intercede! We must seek hope for the hopeless! You may not be able to do anything for others; the least you can do is to say a prayer for them!
In Daniel 9, the Bible tells us of Daniel’s prayer for the people. He took time out to pray and plead for other people and for the years to come. The verse of the day, Daniel 9:3, says that Daniel interceded for others by prayer and supplication, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. We are all God’s children! We have the ability and the power to intercede for others. Your prayer can go a long way to bless and change someone’s life!
As we live in a “new” world, I would like to urge you to take some time off to pray for others. The Bible in 1 Timothy 2:1 says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.” Yes! God wants us to intercede for all people- those who know and do not know; Christians and non-Christians.
Today, make a list of various topics/ themes, dedicated to others! Each day spend a few minutes in prayer for others! You never know how your prayer can change things! Bless someone through your prayer! You are also being blessed by other people’s prayers! God bless!
Ask God to reveal Himself to you.
Ask God to prepare your heart.
Ask for healing in your heart and your mind.
Ask that you subdue your flesh and earthly desires.
Ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Ask for help from the Holy Spirit.
Ask for the desire to learn more about God.
End with a time of praise and worship!
I thank you for my life. I thank you for giving me another beautiful day. I ask that you guide me and protect me. I pray that I will choose you in every situation that I face. And that my life will be a testimony and an example to many that I have Christ living in me. Thank you, Lord, for sending your son to die on the cross and wipe my sins away. I lift your name high for you are Alpha and Omega. Amen!
The prayer below is for anyone who does not know God or maybe has been apart from God for a while. God is here to pour His favor over your life. All you have to do is call out to Him. Make that decision today!
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out!