TOPIC: A Prayer For Deliverance
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that you order my steps today through your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 20:1‐19
Over the course of its history, Judah had some kings who were good and godly and others who were wicked and faithless. Jehoshaphat was one of the good leaders. Notice what he did when he learnt of the impending attack from the Edomites (vs.3‐4). Prayer and fasting are effective weapons that show our dependence on God.
Reflect on the content of Jehoshaphat’s prayer, thus: ? an affirmation of who God is (v.6). ? gratitude for fulfilment of God’s promises to Abraham and covenant with Solomon (vs.7‐9). ? the ingratitude of the Amonites for seeking to displace the Israelites, yet the Israelites did not invade them as they journeyed from Egypt (vs.10‐11). ? an appeal to God’s justice in judging the Amonites and saving the Israelites (v.12).
What can we learn from Jehoshaphat about the content of prayers we raise before God? Notice what God did in response to his prayers. God hears and answers prayers (vs.14‐17).
Does it strike you that God gave details of how and where the Ammonites’ army was camping (v.16) and assured Jehoshaphat and his team that they were only to serve as spectators at the battlefront (v.17)?
Are you faced with frightening and challenging circumstances? What an appropriate response it is to respond to God in worship, reverence and praise!
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
So: Let the peace of God that passes understanding keep your heart and mind in times of trouble.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Identify difficult and challenging circumstances or situations that you or your family, church or nation may (is) currently be facing and bring it to God in prayer.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 24:4 ‐ 6
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 23, 24; Romans 13; Psalms 125.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
HARKEN TO YOUR PEOPLE OH LORD!!
Hear, Oh Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Always giving ear to our words and considering our meditation.
☀ Giving us assurance that He will hear us when we pray and look up to Him.
☛ Our country Nigeria, for the mercy of God upon us as a Nation.
☛ God’ s intervention on the planned Jihad, Banditry, Boko Haram, kidnapping and increased poverty.
☛ God to save His children against all the attacks and destruction of lives and property by the herdsmen.
⚠ The planned Islamization of Nigeria.
⚠ Discouragement of brethren in the North due to the deliberate wastage of lives and property.
Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 20th November 2022. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.