“To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him…. O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies”
July 9, 2020
Daniel is saying, “O God, please forgive us. Remove the guilt.” Why does Daniel believe he can bring this passionate petition before the Lord? Not because of “our righteous deeds” but because of “Your great mercies.”
Isn’t it wonderful that to God belong mercies and forgiveness? You see, just as Daniel prayed, the basis of our prayer is the greatness and the mercy of God. It is impossible to see the greatness of God and the mercies of God and not pray with confidence.
We need to pray, “God, cleanse us, restore us, revive us, renew us, refresh us. We need revival in America. Remove our guilt.”