Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Learning How To Intercede For Others





Wednesday June 21

Bible Reading:     Gen. 18: 16 - 28
Topic:         Learning To Intercede For Others

Burdens and ideas are usually shared with friends and loved ones.

As a friend of God, Abraham was informed of what God was about to do in Sodom (v. 17)

God will not do a thing without first revealing it to His Prophets and People.

Abraham interceded with God on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Note the remark in verse 23 that God will not sweep away both the righteous and the wicked people. If only for ten righteous people, God was prepared to spare Sodom and Gomorrah (v. 32)

The petitions of Abraham from verses 24- 32 were very challenging. This can measure with the intercessions of Moses and Samuel (Ex. 32: 9; 1 Sam 7: 5 - 10)

We are challenged to pray and intercede over issues that concern our families, the Church, the Nation e.t.c. It is only God that has the answers to our problems. Ours is to persist in prayer until God answers us.

PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens

"Men ought always to pray and not lose heart" (Lk. 18: 1b)

Prayer
Lord. make me an intercessor in my own time and generation, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 18: 19
"For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment: that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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