But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
What a high calling! To carry the requests of the people to Almighty God! A great privilege indeed. Oh, the needs are great in this wicked generation. What deep and soul-piercing burden has God placed on your heart to deliver to Him in His Throne Room?
- Leaders of our nations? 1 Timothy 2:1-2
- Needs of all people? 1 Timothy 2:1
- Healing? James 5:14-16
- Trouble? James 5:13
- Resources? Matthew 7:7-12
- Food? Matthew 6:9-13
- Forgiveness? Matthew 6:9-13
- Deliverance? Matthew 6:9-13
- Israel? 1 Kings 8:58-60
- Praise? Psalm 146:1-10
Whatever your burden, bring it to God, who has the power to move Heaven and Earth to bring glory to His name. Have you ever considered that the rainbow, God’s everlasting covenant with the Earth (Genesis 9:13), required Him to utterly change the very fabric of nature, to alter the laws of physics, to make the sign of His covenant (Genesis 9:12-16)? What will He then do for you, His royal priesthood, out of love, mercy, and grace, to bring Glory to His name?
A short prayer of preparation:
Gracious Father in Heaven, forgive me my many faults. Cleanse me of all unrighteousness, that with clean hands and a pure heart, I may bring my petitions and praises to you in full confidence of your ability and willingness to answer. I an grateful that Your Holy Word tells us that you have already prepared an answer. Grant your servant favor this day, as I bring these requests to You, for there is no request too small that You are unwilling to answer. Amen.