As we gathered in my office this morning for prayer, I felt the Spirit of God move among us. Usually, our focus is on the Sunday morning service, the message and those who will attend, but the Lord burdened our hearts with people who had never heard the gospel and those who have up to this point refused the message.
Without question, it was a powerful time in prayer. My mind began thinking about why we don’t have more occasions when we really feel the Spirit moving our hearts, especially in prayer. One reason that quickly convicted my own heart was that we spend too little time personally asking God to burden our hearts with specific things that He wants us concerned about. We are very good about coming up with our own prayer list, but fail to ask God for His list.
As we continued to pray, individuals and people groups were mentioned — with tears. I felt these persons were really connecting with the heart of God, expressing a divine urgency in their words. I am reminded of a man who really knew the benefits and need of prayer; Daniel. “Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes” (Daniel 9:3). He was a man who felt deeply the conditions and understood the need.
How much will God do if we were more in tune with His heart? How would our lives change if we pursued the needs, not just with prayer, but with actions that showed where our heart was. Are there more Daniel’s around?
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