"Yes! We Have..."
“Yes! We have…”
We continue to read and meditate upon a prayer of Daniel found in Daniel 9.
This is a model for how we are to pray for a people.
(See previous posts if needed… )
Daniel set his face toward God.
Daniel sought God by prayer and supplications with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
Daniel first confessed the greatness, the wonder, the glory of God.
Daniel bases his prayer upon the Covenant Nature of God.
Daniel then acknowledges sin.
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Note that Daniel includes himself.
He does not say “the people have sinned”.
I need not give explanation of each term.
What is interesting is the cause of the sin, iniquity, wickedness and rebellion.
They had departed from the precepts and judgments of God.
So have we.
These words apply to us.
Let’s take these words before the Lord together...pray this...now…
We have sinned.
We have committed iniquity.
We have done wickedly.
We have rebelled.
We have departed from Your precepts.
We have departed from Your judgments.
We have not listened/given heed to Your servants the prophets.
The Lord had sent His Word through the prophets.
The Word came to all...the Kings, the princes, all the fathers and all the people of the land.
Yet, they had not heard.
God had allowed them to be taken captive.
Yet, they had yet to repent.
What might the Lord do if we truly mean this prayer?
What might the Lord do if we turn to Him rather than our ways?
The Word of the Lord is before us.
The Truth is proclaimed by His Body (prophesying…”speaking out&rdquo