20th March 2020 Derek Tiffany

Daniel 9

Hope your prayer day is going well….every time I wash my hands I am praying my Heal our Nation prayer, but also I am stopping on the hour every hour to spend some time praying on my own or praying with the rest of ngm through FaceTime. We at ngm have just finished our 1pm prayer and we based our prayers on Daniel 9 – where Daniel prayed for his nation and asked God to forgive his nation for the things his nation had done. The wonderful thing is he did not pray – ‘they’ have done wrong – but he prayed ‘we’ have done wrong. He did not say ‘their’ wrong doings; he said ‘our’ wrong doings. He confessed on behalf of everyone including himself. Daniel went on to say this in verses 18b-19: “We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Oh Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! Oh Lord hear and act! For your sake O my God do not delay….” let’s do the same. None of us deserve God’s grace and mercy – but because of his great love for each of us, let’s boldly approach our great and wonderful God and ask him to forgive us and heal our land.