if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
I Called You By Name
This applies to you. I did this for you. What did you do for me? I called you by name. Yes, you did. For that, I am so very thankful and grateful. That’s good. How did you respond to me when you heard my call? Maybe, at the time, you did not even realize that I was calling you by name. But you did respond to me. What did you do? What was required of you? There was only one adequate response to your call on my life. I humbled myself before you. I turned my life over to you. I told you that I was going to forsake my wicked ways and sinful life. I said that I was going to leave my old life in the world so that I could love and follow and serve you with all that is within me. I said that I would follow you to where you lead me to do what you ask of me. I gave myself to you, without hesitation, without reservation, and without qualification. I made myself fully available to you. I placed myself at your disposal. Was your response a one time offer? No, not at all, it was a onetime commitment, to be reaffirmed day by day as I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. This commitment meant that I would continually seek to know you and do your will. That is very good.
I want to tell you something. I’m listening attentively to you. This commitment you made, your seeking me with all your heart, and mind. and soul, and strength is the ground on which you can know that I will hear and answer your prayers. Do you know why that is true? I’m not positive. As you live in an intimate relationship with me, as you walk through life with me, as you listen attentively to me, I will both give and grant you prayers to pray. You will know how to pray. You will know what to ask for in prayer. And I will hear and answer your prayers. I would like nothing better than to pray prayers that are according to your will. I want to pray prayers that you will hear and answer. And so, you shall, as you seek me with all your heart. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will humble myself before you. I will turn from wicked ways. I will seek your face with all that is in me. I will pray the prayers you give me to pray. I will pray for the healing of our land. Hear my prayers. Answer our need. My faith, and trust is in you. Amen
Key Question… What prayers are you now praying for the healing of your land?
Living It Out… Make it your daily practice to humble yourself, turn from wicked ways and pray to God.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will hear your prayers as you humble yourself, turn from wicked ways, and pray to Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group the prayers you are now praying for the healing of our land.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you live a godly life filled with prayers that the Lord will hear and answer.
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