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A Prayer For America

(Daniel 9:1-8)
(Program 2311, air dates 07.17.16 and 07.24.16)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Prayer is our greatest resource.
    2. God is our sure defense and our hope.
    3. God does bring judgment upon sin.
    4. Only believing, repenting prayer can hold back the floodtides of judgment and sin and release the cleansing power of the Lord Jesus upon our personal lives and our nation.
  2. WE ARE TO PRAY WITH SERIOUS CONCENTRATION  (Daniel 9:3)
    1. Prayer and fasting is the order of the day.
      1. Daniel 9:3
      2. Matthew 6:5
      3. Matthew 6:16
    2. What is fasting?
      1. Fasting is going without food and/or water and other pleasures for a spiritual purpose.
      2. Avoid the following when fasting:
        1. Avoid exhibitionism.
        2. Avoid legalism.
          1. Don’t get the idea that you can buy a blessing from God.
        3. Avoid ritualism.
        4. Avoid asceticism.
        5. Avoid egotism.
        6. Avoid extremism.
        7. Avoid bragging about fasting.
        8. If you have health concerns, talk with your doctor before fasting.
      3. Zechariah 7:5
      4. Six things fasting will do:
        1. Fasting will strengthen your prayer life.
          1. Joel 2:12
          2. Jeremiah 29:13
        2. Fasting subdues self.
          1. Ezekiel 16:49
        3. Fasting will stay the judgment of God.
          1. Jonah 3:5
          2. Jonah 3:10
          3. Jeremiah 18:7-8
        4. Fasting stops the enemies of God.
          1. 2 Chronicles 20:3-4
          2. 2 Chronicles 20:29
        5. Fasting seeks guidance.
          1. Acts 13:2
        6. Fasting shatters strongholds.
          1. Isaiah 58:6
  3. WE ARE TO PRAY WITH STEADFAST CONFIDENCE  (Daniel 9:4)
    1. Glance at your problem; gaze at your God.
    2. Daniel 9:7
    3. Daniel 9:9
    4. Daniel 9:14
    5. Daniel 9:20-21
  4. WE ARE TO PRAY WITH SINCERE CONFESSION  (Daniel 9:4-14)
    1. Daniel confessed both personal and national sins.
      1. Romans 3:23
      2. 1 Peter 4:17
      3. 1 John 1:9
  5. WE ARE TO PRAY WITH SPIRITUAL CONCERN  (Daniel 9:17-19)
    1. When Daniel prayed, he was not merely trying to get out of difficulty.
    2. When we pray, we need to pray for the glory of God.
    3. Matthew 6:9-13
Posted by dave hare at 12:00 AM

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