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HEART Christian newspaper | 29 October 2020

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Prayer inspiration from Dunkirk and Daniel

 

Download this free short film about the miracle of Dunkirk and how prayer brought the nation together and, when ready, use the prophet Daniel’s prayer below to bring our nation before the Judge of the Universe.

 

Pray like Daniel

The leader of a Dorset prayer group reported that the presence of God “fell” when they prayed this adaptation of Daniel 9:8-19

Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of this land.

Lord, you are righteous but this day we are covered with shame; the people of the United Kingdom; the inhabitants of London and all the countries where we are scattered; because of our unfaithfulness to you. We, our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, are covered in shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you.

Lord in keeping with your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from the United Kingdom

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him. We have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. All the United Kingdom has transgressed your law, and turned away. Therefore, the curses and sworn judgements written in the Law of Moses have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. You have fulfilled the words spoken against our rulers by bringing on us great turmoil. Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come us, yet we have not sought the favour of God, by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. Now Lord, we have sinned, we have done wrong.

Lord in keeping with your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from the United Kingdom.

For your name’s sake, Lord, look with favour on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God…..do not delay!

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