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Yahweh: Powerful, Merciful, and Caring
June 25, 2021 All day
Daniel 9:15-19 NLT
15 “O Lord our God, you brought lasting honor to your name by rescuing your people from Egypt in a great display of power. But we have sinned and are full of wickedness.
16 In view of all your faithful mercies, Lord, please turn your furious anger away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain. All the neighboring nations mock Jerusalem and your people because of our sins and the sins of our ancestors.
17 “O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary.
18 “O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair. See how your city—the city that bears your name—lies in ruins. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy.
19 “O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”
Read/Meditate the Scripture: Daniel 9:15-19 NLT
- Make a list of action Daniel asked God (Yahweh) to do. From this list, what do you know about God?
- Describe the tone of Daniel’s prayer. From the list you just made and the tone you described, how would you describe Daniel’s relationship with God? How can you develop this kind of relationship with God?
- Today, open your prayer by addressing God by His name “Yahweh” (as Daniel did at the beginning of his prayer in Daniel 9:4 — “I prayed to the Lord (Yahweh) my God and confessed: ‘O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands.’”)
- Pick a situation or a person in your circle of relationships. Pray the words of verse 19, “O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”
- Ask God to listen and act as leaders in ACC are progressing in the Mandarin Pastor Search process. Ask God to be merciful with ACC and to protect His people.