“…I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.”
Daniel read the scroll of Jeremiah, had visions, dreams, and considered all of this communication as God’s word. More than that, he sought God’s counsel regarding the prophetic significance for his day of what God was speaking to him.
Are we seeking God’s Word for counsel and direction?
Are we cooperating with God for his purposes on earth in our generation?
Are we agreeing with God’s Word and his promises, declaring them into being each day?
Today, which promises are important for us to pray back to the Lord?
In what other ways is God speaking to us today?
Are we listening?
Rather than fatalism, Daniel agreed with the prophesied restoration of Israel; his prayers engaged a heavenly conflict because they were in agreement with God’s word. We, too, have no idea what our prayers birth as we are led in prayer by the Spirit and God’s Word.
“Lord Jesus, reveal the relevant application of your Word and promises to my life, my nation, and my generation, for your glory.”