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Jan 15

Daniel Fast Devotion - Day 3

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 2:07 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

Remnant Prayer
Monday, January 6, 2020
Day 3

Read: Nehemiah 1:5-11

Key Verses: 
8 Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you [a]are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations; 9 but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’ 10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand,” Nehemiah 1:8-10 (NKJV).

Key Reflection:
vv. 8-10 Our best pleas in prayer are those taken from the Word of God on which He has caused us to hope through His promises. If God were not more mindful of His promises than we are of His precepts, we would be undone.

In Saudi Arabia, according to Arab custom, reinforced by a 1952 decree of King Abdul Aziz, every subject has the right of access to his ruler-whether the ruler is a tribal sheik or the monarch himself—to present petitions of complaint or pleas for help. Even the poorest Saudi can approach his sovereign to plead a cause. Prince Fahd speaking about this custom said, “Anyone, anyone can come here. That gives them confidence in their government… They know they may look to us for help.” Every Christian has the right to approach an even greater monarch, the King of kings, (Green, 2000, p. 425).  

Father, we ask You to come alongside us and teach us what it means to pray to You. Help us to truly understand that Your Word is promise and it shall not come back void.  

In what ways can trials and testing lead to more meaningful prayers and confidence in God’s Word?