"…for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen, and take action for Your own sake, O my God do not delay…"
Often times I have to return to Daniel’s prayer in chapter nine beginning with verse three. In my weaknesses and failures I fall on the same hope of Daniel: God’s great compassion and love. I come with no merits of my own, quite the opposite, but I know the character of my God. He is quick to forgive, slow to anger, full of mercy and forgiveness, and I know He delights in a broken and contrite spirit. i know I am His, and for His own sake He will hear and answer my cries. May i encourage you to read Daniel’s prayer of true repentance for himself and his people. True repentance is what we seem to lack most in the church today.
In His love.
On a recent hike as I watched my son, Caleb, pick up his little son, Levi, when he became weary, and carry him on his shoulders when the trail was to difficult for Him, I felt the heart of our Heavenly Father who longs to do the same for His children. Levi had to obey his father’s call to come to him in order to get to the safe place. Do you hear the voice of your Heavenly Father calling you this morning? Obey His call in order to get where you belong.