BIBLE READING: DANIEL 9:1-10
“And Moses said to the Lord: “Then the Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You brought these people up from among them, and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Lord, are among these people; that You, Lord, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Numbers 14:13-14(NKJV).
History makers are remembered by the footsteps they leave on the sands of time. Those that made truly great impacts often acknowledged that they were mere vessels through whom the Greater One in them – the Spirit of God – did the works. But the Spirit of God does not intervene until He has been called into the scenario by people who pray – the intercessors. This is the basis of the gripping statement by Walter Wink: “The unexpected becomes suddenly possible, because God’s people on earth have invoked heaven – the home of the possibilities, and have been heard. What happens next happens because people prayed. The message is clear: History belongs to the intercessors.”
Do you want to be a history maker? Most people do. But you don’t have to wait until you climb upon the centre stage of politics or business before you do things that will shape the future. Upon your knees, you can exert an overwhelming push that will redirect the course of individuals, organisations leaders, families, communities and nations.
When Daniel discovered from the books that the seventy years of exile prophesied by Jeremiah had been completed, this is how he responded: “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: and I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession….” (Daniel 9:3-4).
Daniel’s prayer shaped the history of Israel. You can do so for your nation if you stand firmly as an intercessor who understands the times and season we are in. Make plans to take action that will advance God’s Kingdom on earth.
• Pray that you be clothed and overshadowed with the spirit of intercession.
• Pray that God will empower members, leaders of families, communities, states and nations to pray.
The Lord answers whenever I call. Through prayer, I will provide answers to the burdens of my generation.