Sunday, 17 May 2015
Omer Devotional: Praying for Blessing
When we pray to ask for God's blessing, how do we pray? Does our prayer really say, "Oh Lord, bless my mess." (Of course we would never say it that way.) Is our prayer an after-thought? Or, do we rightly pray, "Lord, I (we) need Your blessing and without it, we cannot move!"
This is how Moses prayed:
Exodus 33:12: "Then Moses said to the Lord, 'See, You say to me, "Bring up this people." But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, "I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight." Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.' And He said, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.' Then he said to Him, 'If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.' So the Lord said to Moses, 'I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.'" NKJV
May we also receive the same answer from the Lord, in the hour we call upon His name.
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