1 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom— 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. (Daniel 9:1 – 3)
Today is dedicated to reviewing what we have learned over the past five days. In our reviews of the Disciplines of Prayer and Fasting we learned a lot about the posture we should take to A World in Need. Think about what you have learned, and if you have missed any of the days, you can catch up.
As you reflect on what you have learned, note in the passage above how Daniel turned to prayer and fasting in response to the political and spiritual situation in Jerusalem. Please consider the suggestion and question below and ask God to help you to apply the lessons from His word to your life.
Think about practical ways you can make praying for the world a consistent part of your routine. Note the suggestion provided by David Jordan on Day 11 (March 9th). Do you have any suggestions to share?