Seek God For The City – Day 20March 4, 2013
The Lord had said he would destroy you, so I threw myself down in front of him for those forty days and forty nights. I prayed to the Lord and said, “Lord God, do not destroy your people, your own people, whom you freed and brought out of Egypt by your great power and strength. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Don’t look at how stubborn these people are, and don’t look at their sin and evil. Otherwise, Egypt will say, ’It was because the Lord was not able to take his people into the land he promised them, and it was because he hated them that he took them into the desert to kill them.’
Deuteronomy 9:25-28 (NCV)
Moses understood the gravity of the situation and the judgment that the people were due. But he also understood the heart of God, as he prevailed for God’s mercy for God’s name sake. Moses concern was not just for the people, but for God’s reputation amongst the people of the earth. So he prevailed in intercession, not just for the deliverance of the people but for the exaltation of God.
As we pray for our cities, let us understand the gravity of our times, but let us also be a people who are concerned about the reputation of our God; a God who loves us with an everlasting love and has demonstrated this love throughout the ages and through His Son.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name! Deliver us, forgive us, and purge away our sins for Your name’s sake. Psalms 79:9
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