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August 22nd - Prophetic Prayer Power

Prophetic Prayer Power

(Jeremiah 21:1-14; 22:1-9; 32:1-44; 33:1-9; 34:1-7)


Jeremiah’s Prayer

By Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

17th Century


Jeremiah counseled King Zedekiah of Judah, as the nation faced a military assault by the Babylonia armies of King Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah urged Judah to surrender. But Zedekiah refused and had Jeremiah arrested. Even under these circumstances, Jeremiah praised the Lord.


"Ah, Sovereign Lord,

You have made the heavens and the earth

by Your great power and outstretched arm.

Nothing is too hard for You.

You show love to thousands

but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins

into the laps of their children after them.

O great and powerful God,

whose name is the Lord Almighty,

great are Your purposes

and mighty are Your deeds.

Your eyes are open to all the ways of men;

You reward everyone according to his conduct

and as his deeds deserve.”

(Jeremiah 32:17-19, NIV, emphasis added)


Jeremiah acted on his faith, standing on the promises of God. As a result, the Lord promised to reveal His treasured secrets to the faithful prophet. Jehovah Himself offered prophetic power and insights to His servant Jeremiah.


“Call to Me

and I will answer you

and tell you great and unsearchable things

you do not know.”

(Jeremiah 33:3, NIV)


How I would love to know the secrets of the Lord. Wouldn’t you?


What does it take to gain inside insight into the wisdom of God? According to the example of Jeremiah, several traits are required. Faithfulness, expressed in bold obedience and trust, may be a solid start.


Surely the Lord desires to share His truth and His holy heart with those who seek Him. May He grant it so.


Will you pray with me?


Beloved One,

We desire to know You

And to understand Your truth.

We long to live in Your light,

Where You share your secrets

With those who will trust You

And listen

And follow.

Open our hearts,

So that we may see Your own.

We live to love You.

Amen.


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